The Early Learning Goals are used as the starting point to a creative and varied programme of activities during the children’s first year as Dragons. This is based on the below prime areas of learning, which are interconnected and support development in other areas. In addition to these prime areas are Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World, Expressive Arts & Design.
We are aware that pupils enter the Foundation Stage at a variety of stages in maturity and academic ability and that children learn the same thing in different ways. We cater for children’s individual needs within each area of the curriculum, building on from their existing understanding and experiences.
Dragon Pre-Prep children have many opportunities to play and learn, both indoors and outdoors, in our newly developed outside area and with a wide variety of toys and equipment. Children learn most effectively through a mixture of self-initiated experiences and adult-planned instruction. In play, young children learn much about themselves and the world around them. Our young Dragons are, therefore, given daily opportunities to explore and investigate in free play situations alongside their more formal teaching.