INTERNATIONAL EARLY YEARS CURRICULUM

Education in Nursery 1 is based on the English Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Framework. This consists of seven areas of learning: Personal, Social and Emotional Development; Communication and Language; Physical Development; Literacy; Mathematics; Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design. Children experience these learning areas through playing and exploring, being active, and through creative and critical thinking both indoors and outside. This curriculum is suitable for very young children, and is designed to be quite flexible so that we can follow their unique needs and interests.

In Nursery 2, Nursery 3 and Reception, learning is based on the International Early Years Curriculum (IEYC). Here, we support learning through a holistic and play-based approach that covers all of the EYFS Framework areas, providing a more in-depth learning experience. The IEYC captures the children´s natural curiosity and balances child-initiated learning with teacher guidance.

Innovative facilities for early years stage

The building for Early Years, «Wonderland» provides a very exciting and stimulating learning environment for our students. The building contains a number of carefully designed learning spaces, including flexible classrooms, outdoor areas, a rooftop garden, a slide from floor to floor and a dining room, as well as a large multipurpose room for physical education, assemblies and other activities.

We emphasize «active learning» and personal «practical» experiences and focus on developing the learning process through free play, directed play and imaginative play, as well as other more formal activities. Technology and innovative teaching are important tools that support our pedagogy and help us make learning creative and engaging for children.

Early Years Framework

At Newton College, we believe that the Early Years Foundation Stage is a very important time for children and that the skills, attitudes and attributes children develop during their early education will be important for them for the rest of their life.

We support children to develop and learn through play, using both the indoors and outdoor environment. We promote children’s independence to take charge of their own play, because children learn best when they are deeply interested and fully involved. At Newton College, children learn about the world through being active, exploring, being creative and learning to think. 

Research tells us that when children feel safe and secure, they learn best. Our team of highly skilled early years practitioners care deeply about our students well-being and learning and know when to stand back and when to get involved in their play.

Children’s learning is often like a winding pathway, so it is important to know that each child’s learning journey is unique to them. The EYFS has separated areas of learning into prime learning areas and specific learning areas. There are three prime areas of learning which are:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development

 

There are four specific areas of learning which are: 

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the world
  • Expressive Arts and Design

Welcome from the Coordinator of Early Years

Hello, my name is Sarah Moran, I am the Early Years Coordinator at Newton College and I am delighted to welcome you to our department, and there is something very special about Early Years at Newton College. We are incredibly proud of our exceptional students, supportive parents, inspiring staff and a collaborative community, where we all work together to make our school a safe, happy and fun place to learn. I am very happy to share with you the wonderful opportunities and events of Infantil and to answer any questions or requests you need.»

Sarah Moran L 10548

SARAH MORAN

Early years coordinator

Email: s.moran@newtoncollege.es

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