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Early Years

Covering our Pre-Reception and Reception classes, our early years learning environment helps children to learn new physical, mental and emotional skills, helping prepare them to be able to listen, follow instructions, work in a group, make independent decisions and deal with conflict positively.

We try to limit our use of worksheets and prefer a more hands-on style of teaching through structured and free-choice play, physical activities, stories, games and other practical activities. Being an international school, we use EAL (English as an Additional Language) techniques to encourage English conversation and vocabulary. The children are taught to recognise the alphabet and the letter names through a programme called Jolly Phonics, which makes learning fun and interesting.

Entering Pre-Reception is a big, but important step for your child, and our friendly, experienced staff are here to help to ease them through this transition and help provide them with the important skills they’ll use for the rest of their lives.