Our Foundation Stage curriculum is split into Foundation Stage 1 and Foundation Stage 2. The curriculum follows the UK Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework and is planned through a series of themes ensuring that skills, knowledge and understanding are taught and applied in:
- Personal, social and emotional development
- Communication, language and literacy
- Problem solving, reasoning and numeracy
- Knowledge and understanding of the world
- Physical development
- Creative development
The curriculum will be modified to provide an international dimension and a focus upon local culture and heritage. We want our young children to develop the skills, knowledge and understanding they need but also to be familiar with their local surroundings and with Bahrain. We will therefore use many local visits and reference points to ensure that learning has relevance to their daily lives.The curriculum will be strongly supported by the use of ICT and e-learning. It will provide an approach based upon activity and play with opportunities for young children to question, experiment, explore and enjoy.
Arabic will be taught in accordance with ministry regulations but within the context of the Early Years Foundation stage setting and with children groups accordingly.
Children admitted into the Foundation Stage with particular learning needs will access a broad and balanced curriculum within an inclusive approach but with specific programmes of study and support developed in partnership with the school’s Learning Support Team. More information can be found at www.foundationyears.org.uk.