Early Years Foundation Stage
Early Years education is the foundation upon which young children build the rest of their schooling.
Practitioners must provide a balance of child-initiated and adult-led activities to stimulate children's natural curiosity and allow them to learn in a positive and safe environment. Enhancements should be made to provoke intrigue and interest.
Children should be given opportunities to explore and make sense of the world through their senses and experiences. The curriculum incorporates the British Early Years Foundation Stage and National Curriculum, as well as Sri KDU SJ Education's Core Values and bespoke programs. This allows children to extend ideas, build concepts and consolidate skills.
Our Early Years Curriculum emphasises the seven areas of learning:
Communication and Language
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Expressive Arts and Design
Understanding of the World
Principles of Effective Learning
We closely monitor children’s engagement with the characteristics of effective learning. These principles focus not only on what children learn but the way in which they engage with others and the environment through:
Play And Exploring
Creating and Thinking Critically
Empowering Young Learners
The school closely monitors the children's engagement with the principles of effective learning, which focus on both what they learn and how they engage with others and the environment. The goal is to empower children to be independent, resilient, confident learners who can reflect on their decisions, demonstrate tenacity, and express themselves confidently. This is achieved through active learning, playing, exploring, and scaffolding by practitioners.
We aim to create a stimulating and safe learning environment which inspires a child’s innate curiosity to explore and learn.
We utilise child-centred practises which personalise the curriculum to meet the individual needs and interests of each child.
At Sri KDU SJ we set solid foundations and reach the best possible outcomes for all children on their individual flightpaths into education.
We strive to provide the highest possible standards of education in a holistic way and ignite a lifelong love of learning.