Learning begins with play
TAYLOR’S International School has an Early Years Unit that puts children’s learning at its heart.
The school understands that children learn in an integrated way and not in neat, tidy compartments.
This is why Taylor’s International School creates experiences through topics such as Wonderful Me, Family and Friends, and Travelling and Transport. It is through these topics that children are able to explore and make links in their learning, which is an important real- life skill.
A great Early Years experience involves play that is set up and supported through careful planning by teachers and teaching assistants.
Taylor’s International School starts from what children can do and creates opportunities for them to build upon it. It is through play that children learn to express themselves, interact and work as a group, and make sense of new learning.
For example, a simple fruit and vegetable shop scenario supported by a skilled practitioner enables children to talk and explore language in the role of a shopkeeper or a customer in both imaginary and real- life situations, listen to and respond to others, use technology such as a till or calculator, and explore problemsolving skills that answer questions such as “How much does this cost?” and “How much change should the customer get?”
To children, they are just playing, but to a skilled practitioner, they are developing a wealth of important skills.
A balance between these playbased experiences and teacherdirected activities tailored to children’s needs enables children to flourish and make the most progress.
Taylor’s International School is dedicated to providing such experiences.
To ensure that students continue to receive the best learning experiences possible, practitioners at Taylor’s International School use the British Early Years Curriculum, careful observation and assessment to plan class lessons and group work.
Carefully planned play opportunities allow children to practise and apply their new skills.
An example of this at Taylor’s International School is its careful, tailored approach to phonics where children work in small groups to explore a new sound and practise using this to read and write words and sentences through games as well as hands- on activities such as treasure hunts.
Children are then encouraged to apply these new reading and writing skills in play. They may write a shopping list before going to the class “shop” or write a sentence to explain their picture on a large piece of paper taped to the floor.
It is important to create as many opportunities as possible for children to practise these new skills throughout the setting.
Taylor’s International School understands that the careful balance of child- initiated play and adult- directed activity is crucial in making the best progress both academically as well as in their social, emotional and communication development.
The small class sizes of 16 in Nursery and 18 in Reception ensure that every child receives from their teacher the time and dedication that they deserve.
Taylor’s International School is committed to giving its children the best possible start.
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Learning through play helps young children develop their physical, social, emotional and intellectual skills.
Hands- on activities such as performing actions, making sounds and talking help children learn and make links to their real- life experiences.