In our curriculum
, there are seven Areas of Learning and Development,
taught through interconnected teaching units, or Topics, and supported by the latest technology.
1. Communication and Language
Pupils are given the chance to develop their confidence and ability to express themselves, speak, listen, understand and respond in a wide range of situations.
2. Physical Development
Pupils will be active and interactive, develop co-ordination, control and movement.
3. Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Pupils will develop a positive sense of themselves and others, form positive relationships and develop respect for others.
4. Literacy (English and Spanish)
Pupils are encouraged to listen carefully, link sounds and letters and begin to read and write. The main objectives for the students are
- To improve their expression and comprehension abilities.
- To become more aware of the different social uses of spoken language and of its potential as a means of communication
- To develop and cultivate an interest in, and love for, books. From a very young age, children are aware that both spoken and written language are a means of communication and a source of information and knowledge.
Pupils will develop skills in counting, understanding and using numbers, calculating simple addition and subtraction problems. They learn to describe shapes, spaces and to measure.
6. Understanding the World
Pupils will learn to make sense of the physical world and their community through exploring, observing and finding out about people, places, technology and the environment.
7. Expressive Arts and Design
Pupils explore and play with a range of materials and communications media, and participate in various art, music, movement, dance, role-play and design and technology activities.