Each year, the teachers in preprimary (preschool) choose a theme for the year upon which the learning experience is based on. Field trips are also selected to enrich the curriculum. This year’s theme is “Young Explorers”.
The children started off the year exploring in the garden and the park, learning about Mini Beasts and their habitats. They watched how the leaves changed colour in Autumn and collected chestnuts, which were used in class to improve their counting skills. Next they explored Space, where the children learnt about the people who travel there, the Planets, stars, the Moon and its phases. As the season changed to Winter, the children travelled to the Arctic and the Antarctic to find out about the animals who lived there. They experimented with water and ice.
Our preschool students have weekly music and sports lessons with a specialist teacher. Introduction to French classes are offered twice a week to help our foreign pupils develop the verbal skills they need to be fully integrated into their local environment. The children also visit the school library every week in order to borrow a book that they can share with their family at home.