Our Foundation Stage is located in building No 3. Throughout the Foundation Stage we follow the general principles of the UK National Curriculum and the IPC (International Primary Curriculum) which promote experiential learning with a play-based approach in a structured thematic environment. In the Foundation Stage we truly believe that the best recipe for success is to ensure that every child is happy and secure.
Nursery is for children aged 3 – 4. In Nursery the emphasis is on active learning through an exciting range of opportunities and experiences in free flowing, stimulating indoor and outdoor environments.
Reception Class is for children aged 4 – 5. In Reception we use an inquiry-based, fun approach to learning, encouraging each child to become an independent thinker in a well structured and creative environment.
IPC in Foundation:
Foundation follows the International Primary Curriculum for Early Years. This is an internationally oriented program based on thematic units. The children follow a two-year program, covering four different IPC Units each year such as Sand & Water, All About Me, Bears, Plants & Flowers, Animals, Clothes and Patterns.
Our foundation children also benefit from engaging lessons in our outdoor classroom. Playing and learning outside allows our children to learn about nature and develop respect for the world around them. It also encourages positive health benefits, develops fine and gross motor control and gives children the opportunity to develop a life-long love of being outdoors.
Children visit the library every week, and also enjoy the following specialist subject lessons:
- French (twice a week), Music (twice a week), Sport ( several times a week),
- Educational Apps on Tablets/Computers to enrich learning (3 times a week)