During the kindergarten stage we aim to develop resilient and independent learners who are naturally curious and inquisitive. We achieve this through providing play-based and open-ended activities which stimulates pupils’ desire to explore and learn.
At Wycombe Abbey Hangzhou Kindergarten our curriculum is based on the internationally recognized “Guidelines for the Learning and Development of Children Aged 3-6” from the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework. We bring this to life using the International Early Year’s Curriculum (IEYC). Throughout the year the pupils are immersed in six different IEYC topics through which they explore and develop the seven areas of learning set out in the EYFS framework. Our aim is that by immersing pupils in a topic covering several weeks pupils will be exposed to new experiences and develop core vocabulary linked to the topic. Alongside the topic we closely observe all pupils in order to plan for their specific needs and support their learning and development through their specific interests.
We believe that every child should receive a stimulating all-round education; Since Kindergarten education exerts such a powerful influence on a child's future learning, we must encourage children to learn through lively activities which highlight interactive play and creativity and enable them to experience the joy of learning.
Seven Areas of Learning and Development:
The EYFS framework highlights seven areas of learning and development through which all pupils aged 3-6 should be supported. The seven areas are broken down into the prime areas and the specific areas.
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Communication and Language
Literacy、Maths、Understanding the world、Expressive Arts and Design.