Curriculum for KG

Curriculum for KG

KG is based on a full day class structure, and is staffed by a class teacher and helpers. The curriculum in KG is based around the seven areas of learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS);

the three prime areas:
• Communication and language
• Physical development
• Personal, social and emotional development

and four specific areas of learning:
• Literacy
• Mathematics
• Understanding the world
• Expressive arts and design

Children in KG are taught Sports, Exercise, and Music by specialist teachers.

Full time education begins in KG - I, both of which have a class teacher and a full-time helper to ensure that the children in each class receive plenty of individual attention and help. The curriculum in KG - I is designed to build on the knowledge and skills the children have learnt in KG. Their activities continue to be based around the seven areas of learning in the EYFS and the children are encouraged to participate in both adult-led and child-initiated activities. Creative art work plays an important part in the curriculum and the colourful displays in the classrooms and around the school help to make a bright and stimulating learning environment. Children in KG - 1 are taught Sports, Exercise, and Music by specialist teachers.

The curriculum in KG - II is designed to extend the children academically whilst ensuring breadth and balance in the activities on offer. The children are encouraged to become increasingly independent and take responsibility for activities in the classroom, for example by changing their own reading books. In KG – II, pupils consolidate all that has been taught in KG and KG - I, as well as being introduced to new and challenging experiences to foster independent learning. Children in KG - II are taught Sports, Exercise and Music by specialist teachers. A full-time classroom assistant works in each of KG – I and KG - II classrooms.

The school prides itself on excellence in the creative and performing arts: all pupils from the KG to KG - II take part in all activities, enabling them to develop confidence in performing in front of others. We also invite parents to participate in certain activities with their children.

Throughout the year we have focus weeks; a Literacy week is held during which children will explore various aspects of reading and writing - this has included writing newspaper reports, participating in poetry workshops and even meeting a book illustrator, an equally exciting Science week is also held in which Primary and Senior School staff play a major role. We also have a Maths week when the children hold workshops for parents. Other curriculum events we have are Grandparents Day, Geography Day and skipping workshops.