Early Years Foundation Stage (Age 3-5)
More About Early Years Foundation Stage (Age 3-5)
Active learning through play and experimental investigation is an essential basis for effective education at every stage. Our world class educators plan for and create stimulating environments that facilitate learning through capitalizing on the children’s interests. The children are encouraged to lead their own learning, and as such, the organization of space, materials and people is designed to support this independence. Learning provision is planned to promote each skill in communication, creativity and problem solving.
Within the day-to-day life of the classroom there is a carefully considered schedule, which provides a framework for planning. Children learn to make decisions, ask questions and reflect on their own learning. Careful observations of the children’s development allow the teachers to make informed judgements about the learning taking place and possible next steps, to plan relevant, challenging and motivating experiences for each child.
Throughout the day, teachers prepare and facilitate activities to encourage skills and knowledge in all seven areas of learning, in order for children to achieve the 17 Early Learning Goals at the end of Foundation Stage 2. Core areas of social development and communication will be encouraged in all activities, with teachers assessing learning, planning activities and observing the children’s development and interest before starting the cycle again.
The EYFS School Day
Our Early Years children start their day at 08h00 (the same time as all pupils in the school). Break times happen throughout the morning and classes are timetabled in both our indoor and outdoor play areas. School finishes at 13h30.
Snacks and Lunch
Healthy eating is encouraged at all times. Children are expected to bring in a healthy snack from home each day, with a fresh bottle of water and are encouraged to eat snacks and lunch together in a calm and social environment.
Lunches are eaten in the EYFS building. We encourage healthy eating and good table manners from the first day of school and whether children choose to bring in packed lunches or purchase a cooked meal from our kitchens, we encourage them to make sensible choices and expect all pupils to be eating healthy, nutritious food.
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Our School Building
The EYFS area at Kent College Dubai offers a calm, beautiful and inspiring environment for our youngest learners. There is ample indoor and outdoor space to ensure that the curriculum can be delivered in the most creative and practical of ways and in order to allow all of our children to be happy and successful learners. Teaching rooms are spacious and light.
Specialist areas have been carefully designed to enable the children to access the curriculum and develop their skills appropriately. Each class will be timetabled to use our stimulating playground, which allows children to have fun whilst developing their gross motor and social skills.
World Class Educators
We aim to be the Best British School in Dubai. As such all our teachers hold a teaching degree from a UK university or an equivalent degree recognised in the UK. Our highly experienced Early Years teaching team is led by a Head of Early Years, who makes sure that the curriculum is focused and delivered according to the high expectations and ethos of the school. Every class in Foundation Stage has a teaching assistant to support learning and personal development.
Premium British School in Dubai
Kent College Dubai is a top International British Curriculum School in Dubai, conveniently located in the heart of the Meydan Precinct – just off Al Ain Road – with easy access to surrounding areas of Nad Al Sheba, Meydan South, The Villa, Al Barari, Dubai Silicon Oasis DSO, Al Safa, Mirdif and Arabian Ranches. Our extensive bus routes mean we are easily accessible from almost anywhere in Dubai. Senior School students can graduate through various pathways including British Curriculum A Levels, BTEC in Sport, Business or Performing Arts, A Levels and BTEC combined, and we are an IB Candidate School. We offer top quality British Curriculum education in Dubai.
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Please explore this EYFS/Junior School section to learn more about what to expect from Kent College Dubai. You can also explore more about our school’s ethos and history in the About Us and School Life sections of this website. We look forward to welcoming you to Kent College Dubai – please do get in touch with our Admissions team to come for a tour of our World Class Facilities.
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