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Early Years and Foundation Stage
Nursery (Age 2/3) / Early Years (Age 3/4)/ Reception (Age 4/5)
In the EYFS classrooms the targets from the 2017 Early Years and Foundation Stage Document are utilized to design the programme and run the assessment for the children in this age group. The day has structured lessons in English, maths, art, music/singing and creative play. The lessons are designed to stimulate your child through organised activities, providing opportunities to explore and learn. The activities have been carefully chosen to encourage your child to want to investigate and explore, developing physical, sensory, visual and intellectual development including language acquisition and literacy skills. There is a wonderful cosy corner for reading stories where the children are read stories and look through stories with their teacher.
As the children progress through the stages of Nursery/ Early Years and then Reception, the lessons become increasingly difficult and the structure to the day becomes more rigid. All lessons are designed to accommodate for different levels of learners ensuring that all children are challenged appropriately. The teachers also use all of the spaces to setup appropriate learning activities for free flow play. Each day 5 specific activities are available for the students and they decide which they participate with.
Key Stage 1
Year 1 (Age 5/6) Year 2 (Age 6/7)
Throughout Key Stage 1, your child will be ready to move on to more challenging areas of work. By following our programme which is adapted to suit the needs of a multicultural mix of students and developing units towards the host country, each individual child has the opportunity to reach their full potential. There are many opportunities to encourage a desire to learn, not just with the structured lessons. The children cover topics in Literacy, Numeracy, Science, ICT, Art, Geography, History, PSHCE and PE.
The children do a minimum of 5 hours English language lessons and Maths lessons. All other subjects are also taught in English apart from the Thai lessons. There are also 5 hours of Thai lessons in the timetable each week. All other subjects are timetabled for 1 to 2 hours per week.
Key Stage 2
Year 3 (Age 7/8), Year 4 (Age 8/9), Year 5 Age 9/10, Year 6 (Age 10/11)
Key Stage 1 will have prepared your child for the next stage of the National Curriculum – Key Stage 2. The pupils follow the relevant programmes of study from the National Curriculum of England but targets are expected to be higher than those set in England. At the end of the key stage (11 years old) the children participate in SAT assessments which gives children a level against the National Curriculum document. Given our small class sizes, we expect the children to gain higher levels of attainment during these assessments compared the expectations in England.
All classes have lessons in the following areas:
- Information and Communication Technology
- Design and Technology
- Art and design
- Physical Education
- Foreign Language-Thai
The children study in-depth projects relating to life experiences and will be able to openly discuss these topics in class. Throughout the year the children are continually assessed and feedback is given verbally to parents. At the end of each school term a written report is completed on your child’s overall progress, for each subject your child has undertaken.
As changes to the curriculum in England take place, the school implements relevant changes as quickly and with as little impact as possible. We update parents about these changes in newsletters and via other means of communication including the school forum.