British International School is divided into five sections, each of the sections comprise of year blocks. The years are divided all the way from Pre-School to Pre-University levels. The School organizes itself this way to allow the highest level of order and give educators the chance to work directly with the heads of their departments in order to create a smooth pipeline of work flow. Additionally this give parents the opportunity to better understand the aims and objectives of the year blocks and the personal development their child will go through.
The Edexcel Early Years curricula is a 2 year programme for K and pre-K reception and nursery children. It contains clear and exemplified objectives to help teachers understand the level that children should be working at and how learning progresses over time.
The Early Years Programme includes:
Our Early Years curriculum for students aged 3 to 5 covers the prerequisites for students moving into full-time academic education and starting our iPrimary programme.
Learn more about the extra activities we follow with our PreSchoolers.
The focus in language in these two years is on how to help children develop the refined skills necessary for communication as they learn how to become more expressive, vocal, work and play together with others.
Oral, listening, writing, and reading skills are developed through naming exercises (e.g. identifying the nouns in a classroom); One on one writing, writing activities that include motor skills (e.g. practice colours by picking the right pompom colour with a tweezer and placing it onto the right coloured sheet). Connect the dots and tracing of sandpaper letters allows the children to see then feel the shape and learn how it is formed, and then hear the teacher pronounce the sound.
Different letter sound games (e.g. can you find things in the classroom that start with the “mmm” sound?); help children become more aware of their surroundings and encourages them to willingly participate in the group activity. Your children will further use educational toys available to their disposal to further develop their communication skills. Additionally our teachers use phonetic approach to develop and prime reading and writing skills.