In the infants, also referred to as Key Stage 1, we believe in learning through play and exploration giving the children the opportunity to build social, developmental and academic skills throughout their three years in the Infant Department.
Pupils in Reception class follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum (EYFS), which ensures a seamless transition from a nursery setting and a carefully managed continuation of each child’s Early Learning Goals.
Reception children will continue to learn through play, interacting with each other as the Teacher and full-time Teaching Assistant facilitate creative learning opportunities. Reading, writing and number work are gently introduced.
Reception children are taught Greek and enjoy the songs, games and practical activities associated with these classes. Music lessons delivered by a subject specialist teacher allows the children to be creative, spontaneous and artistic while PE lessons develop their gross motor skills. ICT is also incorporated into the curriculum.
‘You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.’ Plato
Well-planned play, both indoors and outdoors, provides key opportunities for young children to learn with enjoyment and challenge. With adult support and a stimulating, safe and secure environment the children thrive and flourish with plenty of opportunities to develop socially and emotionally through interaction with others. Reading, writing and number work are gently introduced in our Reception Class.
The prime areas of learning in the Reception Class are:
- Communication and language
- Physical development
- Personal, social & emotional development
- Understanding the world
- Expressive arts and design
- Greek Language