Early Years

Early Years Curriculum Overview

Here at The British School of St. Petersburg, we aim to provide children in Early Years with educational experiences that will help them develop a positive approach to learning. By creating a learning environment where children feel at home, they will be more willing to explore new concepts and ideas. Self-discipline, a sense of responsibility, and respect for others are encouraged. Classroom walls are covered with careful displays of children’s art and craft, as well as language-based information to help them develop their communication and language skills. Displays of educational material related to topics being studied and an ever-changing role-play area help further stimulate their enthusiasm.

Language and literacy cover essential aspects of language development and provides a strong foundation on which to build. Particular emphasis is placed on speaking and listening as well as on pre-reading and pre-writing activities.

In Numeracy, children are introduced to essential aspects of mathematical understanding and are provided with the foundation for numeracy. This is achieved through practical activities and by using and understanding simple mathematical language.

Children in Early Years at BSSP acquire basic knowledge and understanding of their environment, other people and features of the natural and human-made world. Personal and social development focuses on children learning how to work, play, co-operate with others and function in a group beyond their family.

The physical development programme aims to help children develop physical control, mobility, awareness of space and manipulative skills in indoor and outdoor environments. Children are actively encouraged to establish positive attitudes towards a healthy and active way of life.

The curriculum at BSSP ensures children are ready for Primary School by providing them with a range of knowledge and skills to build the right foundation for good future progress. By the end of the Early Years children will have acquired most, if not all, of the skills and abilities in each of the seven areas of learning: 

  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development
  • Personal, Social & Emotional Development
  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts & Design

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