Curriculum & Teaching

Our aim is to empower and motivate children, giving them the tools they need to keep learning well into adulthood. We place a high important in the development of your child, their social skills and emotional intelligence.

This in turn inspires us to keep going when we face challenges, to self-motivate, to be empathic to our peers and inspire us all to be constantly improve.

Therefore we continually assess new teaching styles and approaches, which may be of benefit for our students. From the words of Sir Isaac Newton:

“If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulder of Giants.”

Montessori

Created by Maria Montessori (1870-1952), has 5 main principles; Respect for the Child, The Absorbent Mind, Sensitive Periods, The Prepared Environment, Auto education.

Observe without judgement
Freedom to make choices
Learning from their own environments
Children inspire their own learning
Make use of some of the teaching resources, in particular those for mathematics and writing

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Reggio Emillio

Named after a provision in Italy and created by Loris Malaguzzi (1920-1994).

Some of the Reggio teaching methods we use:

  • Creating short and long term projects
  • Children creating hypothesis and experimenting in their learning
  • Strong community around the child
  • Parents are partners to our teaching
  • Parents are partners to our teaching
  • Child focused interests
  • Independent learning and sustainable thinking
  • Teachers support the child’s learning and must be prepared to learn from the child

Forest School

The origin of this approach is from Scandinavia and is how children were taught back in the Early 1900’s. It is still relevant to today.

Importance to the natural environment
Learning long term processes
Encouraging creative thinking
Exploring and problem solving independently
Taking supported risks

Emotional Intelligence

Daniel Goleman popularised the concept of emotional intelligence in 1995. It has been shown thereafter that emotional intelligence EQ is equally important to a person as IQ and the best time to help people learn these skills are during the early years.

  • Understanding our emotions and how it effect our behaviours
  • Control our emotions and behaviours to make a positive impact on our selves and others
  • Helping the child realising what they like, and being able to help them achieve their own goals
  • Understanding how we effect others, and helping children have a positive influence on each other
  • Recognising others emotions and how they might be feeling
  • Being able to be part of a community and make a difference

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