Every child deserves the best possible start in life and the support that will enable them to fulfill their full potential. Children develop quickly and their experiences in their early life has a profound effect on who they become in the future. A secure and high quality learning environment enables a child to make the most out of their abilities and talents as they grow.
Cambridge international section will shape the children in the following 6 prime areas as these also work as a framework to the teaching and charting of children’s progress.
Areas of learning…
The Foundation Stage Curriculum is split into six areas of learning…
- Personal, social and emotional development
- Communication, language and literacy
- Mathematical development
- Knowledge and understanding of the world
- Physical Development
- Creative Development
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
- Encourages children to be independent and to interact with other children and adults.
- Helps children to become confident, safe, secure and ready to learn from new experiences.
Communication, Language and Literacy
- Encourages children to develop conversational skills.
- Will help children to develop listening and concentration skills.
- Enables children to begin to hear sounds in words and to link these sounds to letters.
- Encourages children to develop pencil control and to begin to make marks on paper.
- Will help children to learn to read individual words and eventually, simple stories independently.
- Helps children to count up to ten and beyond.
- Encourages them to use mathematical words such as greater, smaller, heavier, lighter, more, less etc
- Develops skills in comparing and sorting objects.
- Supports children’s understanding of shape and size including 2D and 3D shapes