Ages 3 to 5
Starting school is a big step for all children and their families and we aim to make it a happy and smooth transition. We offer a wide range of experiences for all children which encourage and stimulate a desire to learn. We pride ourselves on the relationships we build with our parents and their children.
Our children come from a wide variety of backgrounds and cultures and they learn together in an atmosphere of encouragement, mutual respect, friendship and a lot of fun. We know and value each child in our school and we work hard as a team to ensure that each child achieves their very best in everything they do.
We follow the British Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Curriculum and nurture each child’s abilities and interests to prepare them for the next phase of their primary education.
In the EYFS the children are provided with opportunities to develop their knowledge and skills in the seven areas outlined in the EYFS statutory framework:
Our programme is topic-based, providing various interesting activities that are right for a child's age, stage of development and individual preferences, focusing on learning through play.
Our teachers are bilingual and we incorporate Portuguese into the curriculum in a natural way so that children learn the language alongside the topics they are being taught in the classroom.
“Tell me, and I will forget
Show me, and I may remember
Involve me, and I will understand".