Early Years Foundation Stage
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets standards for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5 years old. This is a very important stage as it helps your child get ready for school as well as preparing them for their future learning and successes. From when your child is born up until the age of 5, their early years experience should be happy, active, exciting, fun and secure; and support their development, care and learning needs.
The EYFS framework supports an integrated approach to early learning and care. It gives all professionals a set of common principles and commitments to deliver quality early education and childcare experiences to all children.
Through EYFS Framework your child will be learning skills, acquiring new knowledge and demonstrating their understanding through 7 areas of learning and development.
Children should mostly develop through 3 prime areas of learning and development: Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Physical Development, and Communication and Language. Children then progress through 4 specific areas: Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World, and Expressive Arts and Design.
A Unique Child
Every child is a unique child, who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured. Our highly qualified teachers understand and observe each child’s development and learning, assess progress, and plans for the next steps. In addition, we focus on child safety and identify any need for additional support.
Children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships. Our teachers focus on developing warm and loving relationships by fostering a sense of belonging. Being sensitive and responsive to a child’s needs, feelings, and interests are our central focus.
Children learn and develop well in enabling environments, in which their experiences respond to their individual needs and there is a strong partnership between practitioners and parents and/or carers. Our teachers offer stimulating resources, rich learning opportunities through play and playful teaching, along with support for children to take risks and explore.
Learning and Development
Children embrace learning and development in different ways and at different rates. The framework covers the education and care of all children in early years provision, including children with special educational needs and disabilities. Our teachers ensure children are taught by challenging, playful opportunities across the prime and specific areas of learning and development.
These prime areas are those most essential for your child’s healthy development and future learning.
Key Stage 1 (Year 1 and 2)
At London Academy Casablanca we have two English medium Curricula. The first is the Cambridge Primary curriculum.
Cambridge Primary is an international education programme, typically for young learners aged 5 to 11 years and is used in primary schools around the world. It develops young learners who are confident, responsible, reflective, innovative and engaged.
Key Stage 1 (year 1 and year 2) is a phase of primary education for pupils aged 5 to 7. Pupils in Key stage 1 take the compulsory core subjects English, Mathematics, and Science. Pupils then also have the required foundation subjects: art and design, computing, design and technology, geography, history, music, and physical education.
The school curriculum promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the school and of society, and prepares pupils at the school for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.
Cambridge Primary English enables learners to communicate confidently and effectively
and to develop the critical skills to respond to a range of information, media and texts with understanding and enjoyment.
Cambridge Primary Global Perspectives develops the skills of research, analysis,
evaluation, reflection, collaboration and communication.
The Mathematics curriculum framework explores five content areas: number, geometry,
measure, handling data and problem-solving.
The Science curriculum covers four content areas: scientific enquiry, biology, chemistry and physics. Scientific enquiry is about considering ideas, evaluating evidence, planning,
investigating, recording and analysing data. Environmental awareness and some history of science are also part of the curriculum.
There is a Cambridge Primary curriculum framework for each of the subjects above.