The Early Years Foundation Stage, EYFS in NIS

The first years of your child’s education are crucial to academic and life success.

At Nahar International School, we introduce our very young children to the thrill of learning in a warm, nurturing, conducive and creative environment.

The environment plays a very important role and is the chief contributor to a child’s journey of learning. Every child has the innate ability to learn and with a congenial and creative environment, every child’s learning journey is a delight.

Our Early Years children develop outstanding social, language, aesthetic and academic skills through play, music, drama, art and physical education.

Each child receives individual attention and is encouraged to learn, make friends and feel successful.

The Early Years curriculum follows the Early Years Foundation Stage guidelines.

Ages for Joining

Children can join Nahar International School Pre-Primary class during the term they turn three.

We have the three levels in the NIS Pre Primary:

  • EYFS 1 – Nursery
  • EYFS 2 – Junior KG
  • EYFS 3 – Senior KG

At the beginning of our journey, we focus on developing social, language and physical skills while helping children settle productively into their new learning environment. The adjustment process is a delicate time, not only in the emotional life of a child, but also in experience of bonding and trusting with parents and teachers.

As children progress, they learn numeracy and literacy concepts, and explore creative and world topics. This early learning builds strong skills for Children. We aim to develop our children’s skills and confidence in all areas.

Gradually we bring in a structured method to reading and writing in numeracy and literacy. Many lessons include hands-on and enquiry-based learning. Our children are encouraged and praised as they master new and more complex concepts.

The differentiation that occurs in all lessons is exceptional. The children are encouraged into organic reading and writing helping in building their confidence and self-belief thus, making our children self-reliant and self-confident. We ensure to give them a platform to learn important lifelong skills and build their self-esteem as they are prepared for a transition to the next year to a more detailed and structured program.

The carefully structured programme of learning is constantly updated in line with the Primary years requirements to ensure a smooth transition to Primary school.

Teaching methods involve to promote high academic standards as well as the excitement and enjoyment of learning, and independence of mind. The class teachers facilitate their learning for the core subjects. Our emphasis to make them Independent Self-learners for them to set their goals to motivate them to monitor and evaluate their own academic development. Our pupils expand on their academics as they prepare for their primary years of schooling.

Our EYFS Curriculum

The EYFS Nahar International School curriculum is organic, dynamic and progressive.

It is an organism which is constantly growing and developing. It is tailored to the needs of the pupils and their future aspirations.

The curriculum is consistently enhanced to ensure that every pupil is motivated, inspired and challenged. We want our children’s learning journey to be the very best and to give their best they need to have a growth mind-set.

A Growth Mind-set approach encourages every pupil to relish challenge, develop a diverse range of strategies to problem-solving, to view mistakes as ‘portals to learning’ and to continue to give closure, not give up and learn from every mistake.

To use the phrase ‘I am learning to do’ that encourages hard work, perseverance and resilience, builds self-esteem and confidence. ‘I am learning to do’ means our children will continually improve and develop a life-long love of learning.

When children join our EYFS setting they follow an enriched version of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Programme. Learning is practical, hands-on and tailored to and guided by each child’s choice and interests.

The EYFS curriculum is based on four principles
A unique child

Each child is unique, endowed with capabilities and if given a caring, conducive environment to learn at their own pace, they will be able to nurture their talent and creativity and learn skills which will enable them to realize their dreams and aspirations.

Positive relationships

Nahar International School is pledged to promoting a positive attitude with value-based education, values that sustain a modern society in a world without borders. To nurture the right attitudes of our children towards career, nation, women, corruption, environment, citizenship and build long and lasting positive relationships.

Enabling environments

A caring, conducive environment will help in nurturing their talent and creativity, learn skills which will enable them to realize their dreams and aspirations.

Learning and development

Learning and development are categorised into six prime areas of learning:

  • Physical development
  • Communication and language and Literacy development
  • Understanding of the World
  • Personal, social and emotional development
  • Mathematical Development
  • Aesthetic and creative development

Our children enter our EYFS setting at a variety of stages in maturity and academic ability, and we are aware that children learn in different ways. We cater for children's individual needs within each area of the curriculum, building on their existing understanding and experiences.

In play, children learn much about themselves and the world around them. The children are, therefore, given daily opportunities to explore and investigate in free play situations alongside their more formal teaching.

Our nature trails and field trips supplement the indoor provision with the outdoor environment to develop independence, improve language and decision making and raise self-esteem through small achievable tasks.

EYFS ENABLING ENVIRONMENTS

A caring, conducive environment will help in nurturing their talent and creativity, learn skills which will enable them to realize their dreams and aspirations.

It is not only the physical environment which accounts for but also the emotional environment which makes all the difference. A happy and carefree environment which reflect trust and respect between people is vital for learning.

At Nahar International School we believe that a well organised and stimulating environment has a direct impact on the quality of teaching and learning, and therefore supports raising standards. It enables pupils to develop independence as learners, building on good foundations.

Classroom environments both support and enrich the learning of all children. As well as being vibrant and welcoming, the classroom environment is a learning resource, the second teacher, a way of engaging children and building the class community.

It can create a sense of ownership and be used to support and promote learning, as well as celebrating children’s work. With careful thought and planning, an effective classroom environment is used as an interactive resource supporting teaching, learning and assessment.

We provide consistent expectations for all pupils in order to support them, whilst challenging them to give their very best. In this way we develop a shared sense of what high standards look like.

The environment illustrates all that we value; we cannot separate our words from it.

“An environment which reflects trusts and respect between people. We show our children the respect they deserve as individuals. We look up to them and believe in them to give their best, we show them that we trust them and they learn they can be trusted and that they can trust others. Our constant endeavour is to build a non-judgemental environment to keep aside egos and to take pride and believe in one another”.