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We aim to provide children with the educational experiences that develop a positive approach to learning, and create a learning environment that is enhanced by making the child feel at home at school.

Self-discipline, a sense of responsibility, and respect for others are encouraged. Classroom walls are covered with displays of children’s art and craft, as well as pictures on interesting topics and language-based information to help them develop literacy skills.

 

Early Years – Teaching and Learning

 

Nursery & Reception (Ages 3 to 5)

The classes for three to five year olds provide a stimulating and creative environment where young children may experience a wide range of activities that lead into Key Stage 1 of the English National Curriculum.

These two years form the basis of a child’s future education. At King’s College we follow the requirements set out in the Desirable Outcomes for Children’s Learning (i.e. the 6 goals for learning for children within the Early Years setting):

 

Language and Literacy covers important aspects of language development and provides the foundation for literacy. Children are helped to acquire competence in English as soon as possible. Particular emphasis is laid on speaking and listening and in pre-reading and pre-writing activities.

 

In Mathemathics children are introduced to important aspects of mathematical understanding and are provided with the foundation for numeracy. This is achieved through practical activities and by using and understanding simple mathematical language. 

 

Knowledge and Understanding of the World

Children acquire a basic knowledge and understanding of their environment, other people and features of the natural and man-made world.

Personal and Social Development focuses on children learning how to work, play, co-operate with others and function in a group beyond the family.

 

The Physical Development programme

aims to help children develop physical control, mobility, awareness of space and manipulative skills in indoor and outdoor environments. Children are actively encouraged to establish positive attitudes towards a healthy and active way of life.

 

Creative Development focuses on stimulating children’s imagination and their ability to communicate and express ideas and feelings in a creative way.

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