Sunmarke’s Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) offers a broad and balanced curriculum for our youngest students aged 3 to 5 years, once again proving its credentials as one of the best British curriculum schools in Dubai. Children acquire new skills through 7 areas of learning and development.
In the initial stages, three Prime Areas are in focus:
Growing up, the Prime Areas help develop skills in 4 Specific Areas:
Our teaching philosophy is designed to treat all children as unique individuals in their own right. Our holistic approach towards education ensures that parents/carers, class teachers, specialist teachers and learning assistants work very effectively together to support our firm belief that ‘every child is unique’.
Our maxim is that happy and well-motivated children are good learners. The Foundation Stage is a safe, secure and friendly environment for our youngest children to gain confidence and independence, as they prepare for the next stage of schooling. It is a foundation for future learning.
Characteristics of Effective Learning (CoEL) are a revived element in the current Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum (EYFS). CoEL advocates that while planning and guiding children’s activities, practitioners must reflect on the different ways that students learn, and these lessons must be reflected in their practice.