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  • 2 Dexterity Close, Behind Polaris Bank, Ring Road, Ibadan, Nigeria
  • Our Curriculum

    Our Pre-School uses the Early Years Foundation Stage framework. This is a play-based curriculum for children from birth to 5 years.
    The six areas of learning and development that make up the Early Years and Foundation Stage curriculum are:

    • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
    • Communication, Language and Literacy
    • Problem solving, Reasoning and Numeracy
    • Knowledge and Understanding of the World
    • Physical Development
    • Creative Development


    Personal, Social and Emotional Development

    Our program supports children to develop:

    • Positive approaches to learning and finding out about the world around them.
    • Confidence in themselves and their ability to do things, and valuing their own achievements.
    • Their ability to get on, work and make friends with other people, both children and adults.
    • Their awareness of, and ability to keep to the rules which we all need to help us look after ourselves, other people and our environment.
    • Their ability to dress and undress themselves, and look after their personal hygiene needs; and
    • Their ability to expect to have their ways of doing things respected and to respect other people’s ways of doing things.


    Communication, language and literacy

    Our programme supports children to develop:

    • Conversational skills with one other person, in small groups and in large groups to talk with and listen to others.
    • Their vocabulary by learning the meaning of – and being able to use – new words.
    • Their ability to use words to describe their experiences.
    • Their knowledge of the sounds and letters that make up the words we use.
    • Their ability to blend sounds and begin to read words.
    • Their ability to listen to, and talk about, stories.
    • Knowledge of how to handle books and that they can be a source of stories and information.
    • Their ability to form letters correctly.
    • Knowledge of the purposes for which we use writing; and making their own attempts at writing.


    Problem solving, reasoning and numeracy

    Our programme supports children to develop:

    • Understanding and ideas about how many, how much, how far and how big.
    • Understanding and ideas about patterns, the shape of objects and parts of objects, and the amount of space taken up by objects.
    • Understanding that numbers help us to answer questions about how many, how much, how far and how big.
    • Understanding and ideas about how to use counting to find out how many; and
    • Early ideas about the result of adding more or taking away from the amount we already have.

    Children are supported to develop these mathematical ideas and use related vocabulary while taking part in sorting, matching, ordering, counting, pattern making and working with numbers, shapes and measures.

    Knowledge and understanding of the world

    Our programme supports children to develop:

    • Knowledge about the natural world and how it works.
    • Knowledge about the made world and how it works.
    • Their learning about how to choose, and use, the right tool for a task.
    • Their learning about computers, how to use them and what they can help us to do.
    • Their skills on how to put together ideas about past and present and the links between them.
    • Their learning about their locality and its special features; and
      Their learning about their own and other cultures.

    Children are encouraged to be curious, to ask questions, to experiment and solve problems to help them make sense of the world they live in. A variety of practical experiences build the foundation for later learning about science, design and technology, information and communication technology, history, geography and religious education.

    Physical development

    Our programme supports children to develop:

    • Increasing control over the large movements that they can make with their arms, legs and bodies, so that they can run, jump, hop, skip, roll, climb, balance and lift.
    • Increasing control over the small movements they can make with their arms, wrists and hands, so that they can pick up and use objects, tools and materials; and
    • Their understanding about the importance of, and how to look after their bodies.
    • An awareness of how to stay active, safe and healthy.

    Children are supported to develop physical control, co- ordination and manipulation, confidence and ability through a range of activities.

    Creative development

    Our programme supports children to develop:

    • The use of paint, materials, music, dance, words, stories and role-play to express their ideas and feelings; and
    • Their interest in the way that paint, materials, music, dance, words, stories and role-play can be used to express ideas and feelings.

    As their imagination develops, they have opportunities to communicate and express their ideas and feelings in a number of ways through artwork, music, dance and role play.

    Assessment of developmental and learning needs will be on-going throughout the school year. We assess how young children are learning and developing by observing them frequently. We encourage children toward reading, communication and mathematical skills from the very beginning. Reading is taught through a variety of different structured reading schemes supplemented with a wide range of other books. Books are organised in a structured, graded way to allow children many opportunities for consolidation of key vocabulary. We are always pleased to discuss ways in which parents can help their children at each stage of their reading development. Our aim is to give all our children an equal opportunity to develop their talents, however great or small, to the full. We encourage the children to work steadily, improving a little more each day.