KTJ’s Early Years caters for children aged three to five and follows the International Early Years Curriculum (IEYC). The IEYC provides limitless opportunities for each student to flourish in all aspects of their development and empowers the children to be the best they can be, whilst embracing the diversity of our school community. Through the IEYC, our students will focus on seven areas of learning:
- Communication and Language
- Physical Development (including physical education and swimming)
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development
- Understanding the World
- Expressive Arts and Design (including music)
Our Early Years Team become well acquainted with the interests of students and skillfully harness their enthusiasm for learning in active and engaging ways. Learning in our Early Years unit is practical, purposeful, child-led, creatively linked, active and open-ended with excellent resources that enrich the curriculum. These classes also prepare the children for the more structured means of instruction that they will encounter when they enter Year 1.
In line with our commitment to provide our students with a holistic education, we offer age appropriate extra-curricular activities to our Reception students three times a week. These activities are offered over and above their play-based curriculum and aim to further hone skills the children have built during lessons.
Examples of extra-curricular activities for our Reception children include:
- Arts and Craft
- Ball Skills
- Drawing Skills
- Individual Sand Art
- Water Play
- Yoga and Zumba