4 - 5
In Reception, our curriculum follows the same philosophy as Nursery, but becomes more academic as we teach the children the more formal skills of reading and writing. We base our teaching on the Early Years Foundation Stage of the English National Curriculum, but our students also receive specialist teaching in Music, PE, Swimming, Mandarin, Thai language and Thai culture.
We have high expectations of our children, but also celebrate individuality and want our children to show character and be proud of who they are. Developing the whole person, spiritually, socially, physically and morally is extremely important to us, and values and manners are a vital part of our education. We encourage all of our teachers to be adventurous in going beyond the curriculum and bringing the very best out of each child.
In Reception, children are given opportunities to take extra-curricular activities (ECAs) after academic lessons finish to broaden their experiences.
An example day in Reception
Soft start, an opportunity for students to explore the learning areas inside their classroom and the adjoining gardens, as well as a chance for parents to speak to the class teachers.
Registration, where the day begins with some time together to look forward to the activities of the day.
Learning time which is either child-initiated or led by the class teacher and assistant teacher, with specialist teaching in music, Thai, Mandarin, PE and swimming.
Continued learning time with class teachers or specialist teachers.
Hometime, where parents have the chance to talk to their class teachers and children can have a snack before any extra-curricular activities.
Optional extra-curricular activities run by specialist teachers.