Kids be taught and develop extra from delivery to 5 years previous than in another time of their lives, so it’s important that kids in Early Years are totally supported in creating the talents which allow them to develop into lifelong learners.
We’re speaking about resilience, the boldness to face challenges, to assume creatively and work in collaboration with others.
At Britannica Worldwide Faculty Shanghai, they pleasure themselves on combining an inspirational studying setting with a form and caring group. One which acknowledges that every little one is exclusive and on their very own studying journey.
And all of the whereas delivering the most effective of British Training.
Begin as You Imply to Go On
Many mother and father imagine it’s best for his or her kids to graduate from a kindergarten in an area program earlier than making use of to Britannica. This isn’t the case.
This could imply that the kid would enter Britannica in Yr 2. Nevertheless, within the British Curriculum, Yr 1 is effectively designed for youngsters aged 5-6 each cognitively and bodily, with a extra structured timetable than an area kindergarten, totally getting ready a scholar for easy transition to major.
Moreover, within the British Curriculum, kids begin phonics in Reception – the equal to the second yr of kindergarten within the native system – that means college students who take part Yr 2 may battle with out further EAL assist.
For these causes Britannica advise making use of early – Nursery or Reception.
Smaller Class Sizes
An enormous plus issue at Britannica is the smaller class sizes of 12-15 pupils (and sometimes decrease). It really permits a personalised studying strategy, assembly the wants of every little one, supporting their well-being, and difficult them to maximise their progress.
Top quality child-adult interactions are key in supporting kids’s improvement and figuring out their subsequent steps of their studying journey, and the college locations nice significance upon these.
Britannica’s impressively excessive instructor retention fee additionally makes for a secure setting for younger learners.
Curriculum & Properly-being
At Britannica, they ship the British Early Years Curriculum, which allows learners to develop private attributes corresponding to:
Making constructive relationships
The Curriculum has a concentrate on creating kids’s social, emotional, communication and bodily expertise. The talents acquired in these areas underpin the muse for an schooling in:
Britannica fosters a protected and nurturing setting that helps the youngsters in creating as an entire: bodily, socially, emotionally and academically.
Britannica makes use of purposeful play alternatives in order that kids are in a position to discover, uncover and develop new expertise independently. Kids be taught via their very own initiative, curiosity and pursuits.
Studying environments are fastidiously designed and created by the college’s skilled Early Years lecturers to make sure that they permit for youngsters to make connections with their very own data, while having alternatives to develop and prolong their pondering each independently and collaboratively.
Britannica locations excessive worth on the advantages of out of doors studying, and every classroom in Early Years has entry to an outside studying space.
Taking studying open air permits kids to additional develop confidence and shallowness, supporting their key developmental expertise in downside fixing and demanding pondering.
Going past the classroom additionally permits for learners to have an understanding of their particular person function as a World Citizen in our world.
Inside the protected outside areas at Britannica, kids are in a position to discover, take dangers and to respect and handle their setting.
Residing in a metropolis corresponding to Shanghai, it’s troublesome at occasions for youngsters to have entry to a ‘actual’ outside setting and to realize an understanding of seasonal modifications and the character in our world.
The varsity’s Eco Backyard additional supplies kids with the chance to participate in hands-on studying experiences in an outside setting.
The outside studying areas additionally enable for youngsters to proceed to develop their expertise throughout the curriculum. For instance, measuring a magic potion in Maths, or utilizing a ebook as a stimulus, kids may work collectively to resolve an issue, corresponding to constructing a den large enough for a Gruffalo.
English Language Growth
Early Years kids at Britannica are all in several levels of their language improvement, and the college’s personalised studying strategy permits for youngsters – at no matter stage of their English improvement – to entry the curriculum and talk with their friends and adults.
The devoted and skilled employees are geared up in supporting kids in creating their understanding of the English language and spoken English; every class in Early Years has at the very least one Mandarin talking grownup to assist the youngsters in translation if vital.
Via imaginative play, video games and tales, kids naturally develop listening, consideration, understanding and talking expertise.
Kids at Britannica are given alternatives to specific themselves freely and develop narratives and explanations by connecting concepts; they’ve splendidly resourced and purposefully created Artwork, Music and Drama rooms for Early Years wherein they will develop these expertise.
Nurturing a Love of Studying
Britannica additionally has a devoted Early Years studying room to assist kids in buying and enhancing their English expertise, data of vocabulary and selling a love of studying.
Throughout Reception, kids additional develop their Phonics via alternatives to follow, apply and grasp their studying and writing expertise via role-play and sophistication actions in preparation for his or her transfer into the Major Part.
Mandarin Language Growth
It isn’t all about English, after all. In addition to the devoted Mandarin talking grownup in every Early Years class always, kids from Pre-Nursery, Nursery and Reception have a standalone specialist Mandarin lesson every day. That is 5 Mandarin classes per week from the age of two.
Location, Location, Location
Lastly – and this generally is a huge issue when deciding on a college for Early Years – Britannica is situated on Gubei Lu, near the downtown space, making it simply accessible, with bus routes and quick journey occasions for college kids.
As a result of who needs their younger children spending a few hours a day caught on a bus?
Britannica International School Shanghai, 1988 Gubei Lu, by Wuzhong Lu 古北路1988号, 近吴中路
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Do not simply take our phrase on all the above – go and have a look for your self. Meet up with their tremendous pleasant admissions crew, try the superior services on supply, and get a really feel for the type and caring Britannica group.
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