Our EYFS curriculum is based on the norms given by the Italian Ministry of Education integrated and complemented by the British EYFS Statutory Framework.
The curriculum builds upon a balance between activities led by our teachers and by the interests of our children who are encouraged to actively influence the course and format of their learning.
The teachers work on specific projects approached as in-depth studies of concepts, ideas and interests.
Besides the projects which form the Essential Curriculum (the Body, Colours, Shapes, Problem Solving, Reasoning and Numeracy, Introduction to Writing and Reading, Road Safety and so on) every year the school develops specific projects which arise within the class groups, such as: Cooking, Gardening, Recycling, Creativity, The Library, The Universe, to quote some of the past years.
The teachers guide the children through the various projects towards specific objectives for key skills, which are naturally part of their development but in a constructive and global way.
These objectives are the basis on which the children are assessed and are grouped in 3 primary areas:
Personal, Social and Emotional Development; Physical Development; Communication, Language;
and 4 specific prime areas:
Literacy; Mathematics; Understanding of the World; Expressive Arts and Design.
The Italian programme and curriculum are largely outlined in the Italian P.O.F. (Piano dell’Offerta Formativa) and Annual Plan, while the English planning and curriculum follow the EYFS Statutory Framework, in with our EYFS Policy. To read more click the links below: