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The Early Years Program is designed to support the learning of 3 to 5 year olds. It includes Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten 1.

This program helps children develop the skills and attitudes they need to work towards early learning goals, through four main aims:

  • To help children learn the subject knowledge, skills and understanding they need to become aware of the world around them.

  • To help children develop the personal skills they need to take an active part in the world throughout their lives.

  • To help children develop an international mind-set alongside their awareness of their own nationality.

  • To deliver a curriculum in ways which take into account up-to-date research into how children learn and how they can be encouraged to be life-long learners

The learning of children aged four to five is described in four strands

      1. Independence & Interdependence
        Children learn about
        • taking others point of view
        • their relationship with others
        • expressing disagreement in appropriate ways
        • positive attitude

      2. Communicating
        Children learn about
        • using language skills in a variety of contexts
        • exploring the use of numbers
        • enjoying and using technology to represent thoughts and experiences
        • being expressive through a variety of dance, drama and art

      3. Exploring
        Children learn about
        • making decisions
        • taking responsibility
        • solving problems
        • social relationships and concepts

      4. Healthy Learning
        Children learn about
        • keeping healthy
        • making choices
        • coping with change
        • expressing emotions

The learning strands are taught through units of work. There are sixteen units each based on a theme chosen to appeal to young children – Sand and Water, Animals, Patterns, Treasure - and each unit consists of a wide variety of activities. The organization of the teaching of these units is flexible and the units can be mixed and matched to respond to our local conditions.

Maths and Language are taught as separate subjects linking with other areas whenever appropriate.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 October 2013 14:37
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