The Early Years School caters for children aged 2 – 6 years of age. We operate both the British Foundation Stage Curriculum for children aged 2 – 5 years old and the new English National Curriculum for children aged 5 – 6 years old.
1. Foundation Stage
Pre-Nursery – children aged 2 – 3
Nursery – aged 3 – 4
Reception – aged 4 – 5
2. Key Stage One
Year 1 – aged 5 – 6
In Year 2, children move to the Windsor Park campus so they can take advantage of the extensive range of specialist facilities, as they continue their Learning Journey at BIST.
We offer a UK based curriculum that fosters a holistic approach to education equipping children with the basic experiences needed to go forward in life both inside and outside of school. The medium of instruction is English. In addition, we offer Thai lessons to all children, allowing children to learn about the local culture and language. Learning is both teacher and child led.
Children aged 2 – 5 years old follow the English Foundation Stage Curriculum. At BIST, we ensure that this curriculum is personalised to the needs of every child and allows them to learn and develop in a supportive, caring environment.
Our specially designed classrooms and outdoor spaces are equipped with the resources needed to develop and extend the key areas of learning, as laid out in the Foundation Stage Curriculum:
- Communication and Language
- Physical Development
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development
- Expressive Arts and Design
- Understanding of the world
English language acquisition is key to children’s success in all areas of the curriculum. This means that stories, music and conversation play an important role in all lessons. We also understand the importance of physical development and so all children have specialist sports provision; from Nursery onwards the children have swimming lessons in our school pool. To ensure that children are alert and able to make use of our excellent facilities, Pre-Nursery and Nursery children have the option of a rest/sleep after lunch. Mattresses and pillows are provided.
Key Stage One
Children aged 5 – 6 years old move into Key Stage One and will follow the new English National Curriculum. As on our Windsor Park campus, children will learn through the Creative Curriculum. This is a topic-based learning approach that encourages children to guide their own learning and build key skills in purposeful, practical contexts. This allows the personalised learning that began in the Foundations Stage to continue into Year 1 and beyond. The curriculum covers all subjects including:
- Design and Technology
- Physical Education
Our energy, drive and expertise make us a leading Early Years School, providing children with a hands on learning experience that will equip them with skills for life.