Early Years

Early Years Department

Curriculum

At MIS we follow The Early Years Foundation Stage for children. This curriculum ensures that children will learn through play, teachers will work closely with parents and the welfare, learning and all-around development of children will be fulfilled.

There are six areas of learning in the EYFS these include:

  1. Personal, Social and Emotion Development
  2. Communication, Language and Literacy
  3. Problem Solving, Reasoning and Numeracy
  4. Knowledge and Understanding of the World
  5. Physical Development
  6. Creative Development

All six areas are taught and considered in the planning of your child’s lessons. There is an emphasis in Reception to focus on Literacy and Numeracy as we hope to prepare your child to meet the expectations set out in Year One.

Other Important Information

1. Communication

A school-wide newsletter will be sent weekly. In addition to this, your child will receive a Communication Diary. Feel free to use this if you would like us to know any news from home as we will also use it to update you about your child’s progress and give homework. You can also use the email given above if you have access to the internet. It is checked often and is a quick way to share information.

2. Snack

As a team we have decided to continue providing the students of Early Years with a variety of fruits, vegetables and bread with jam during snack. Please refrain from packing your child food, juice or soda for school. We would also like to request you send your child with 15,000 TSH a term just as it has been done in the past to cover these costs.

3. Schedule

Attached to this letter is your child’s school schedule. Important times to consider are when your child has P.E and Swimming. On these days be sure your child brings the appropriate uniform listed below.

4. Uniform

-The school uniform consists of a white collared shirt, navy blue shorts, pants, or a skirt. We encouraged students to wear white socks and shoes that are blue, brown, or black. In Nursery, children should not wear shoes that have laces which will need to be tied.

-Students should wear navy blue or black shorts for P.E with their house shirts and trainers. In Early Years, students are able to wear there P.E kit to school on days they have P.E to avoid having to change clothes and cart different shoes to and from school. Please do not have children wear their P.E kits on other days where they will not be engaged in P.E lessons

-All students in Early Years will participate in swimming lessons learning lifesaving skills in the water. These swimming lessons will take place every Tuesday. Please be sure to send your child to school with a one piece bathing suit, towel, and sandals. Be sure to label towels and uniforms with your child’s name. Clothes often get mixed and if you label your children’s uniforms we can ensure they come home with all of their clothes

5. Routine

Children should be dropped off at 7:40am for an 8:00am start and picked up promptly at 12:00pm. A teacher will welcome students arriving in the morning and walk them to the banda at 12:00pm. Students left beyond 12:15 will be brought to the office.

Downloads for Parents

Intro Letter to Parents 2014
Behaviour and Rewards Policy
Reading Policy
Spelling Policy