A warm welcome to our very special children, parents, caregivers, and interested visitors. It is a real pleasure and absolute privilege to welcome you to BISK Kindergarten (KG). We aim for every child to be loved, happy and achieve in a vibrant environment.
In KG1 we provide an enabling environment that allows for children to develop important life skills such as curiosity, creativity, problem solving, use of their imagination, concentration and persistence through purposeful child initiated play experiences. We exploit opportunities for independent learning through the use of regular routines which positively impact on well-being, confidence, and behavior.
In KG2 we provide a balanced curriculum of teacher/child led activities on a daily basis. We also provide outdoor playground activities for children each day during the morning and afternoon sessions. We deliver differentiated whole class teaching sessions of English, Math and Phonics and work with groups of children with workbooks to provide evidence of their learning.
The curriculum for KG1 and KG2 is based on the Early Years Foundation Stage framework (EYFS) which allows children to explore and learn in an environment that is secure and safe, yet challenging. Recreational opportunities are non-stereotypical and available to all children promoting teaching and learning from a skilled workforce.
There are 7 areas of learning and development in the EYFS framework. These are 3 Prime Areas and 4 Specific Areas.
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development
- Physical Development
- Communication and Language
- Understanding the World
- Expressive Arts and Design
Personal, Social and Emotional Development:
Personal, Social and Emotional Development involves supporting children to learn how to productively interact with others while developing friendships, understand and talk about feelings, learn about ‘right’ and ‘wrong’, develop independence and ultimately feel good about themselves.
Literacy helps children to link sounds with letters and begin to read and write. As a result, children are given access to different reading materials to build their interest in reading.
Physical Development involves children being encouraged to be interactive and active in their learning and development control as well as their coordination and development. It is also used to highlight the importance of physical activity and how to make healthy choices at meal times.
Mathematics supports children to develop and improve counting skills, understanding and using numbers, calculating simple addition and subtraction problems and learn the names of the shapes, space and measures.
Communication and Language:
Communication and Language involves children being accommodated with the opportunity to experience a language rich environment and developing confidence in expressing their wants, needs and feelings. In turn this will help them to develop speaking and listening skills which are the foundations for literacy and learning.
Understanding the World:
Understanding the World encourages children in making sense of the world around them and their community by providing opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment.
Expressive Arts and Design:
Expressive Arts and Design helps children to play with a wide range of media and materials as well as sharing ideas and feelings through activities such as art, music, movement, dance, role-play, design and technology.