I’m Zoe Hodgson and it’s my pleasure to welcome you to the Crescent International School Early Years Program.
At our Early Years School we encourage the children to learn and grow in an atmosphere which is stimulating and nurturing. We believe that learning takes place both indoors and out, which enables children to become active explorers through purposeful play activities. Our Reception classes offer a safe, caring learning environment with strong communications skills.
As part of the core curriculum, we strongly focus on developing key literacy and numeracy skills, artistic abilities and interests, and general knowledge and understanding of the world. We educate our children to become strong, responsible, independent learners. As a team of eight well-educated and trained Early Years teachers and assistants, we ensure that every student in our care receives the attention and caring they deserve to learn and grow.
I look forward to welcoming you to our school!
Early Years Coordinator
As a school, we have a strong community feel within a nurturing and inclusive environment, we open all year round to new students, which students settle into school life very quickly with our warm welcoming and our playful way of learning.
Reception follows the English National Curriculum; we want our students to become independent thinkers and to have a global perspective on everything they do. Our teachers value our students learning and progression, we do this by continually assessing through observation and conversation. This is recorded through photographs and recorded observations.
When teaching, we encourage creative play and interactive learning on a daily basis. We have a high emphasis on structure, prominently we focus on 4 specific areas and these are:
These four areas are demonstrated in numerous playful learning activities, for example, arts & crafts, reciting nursery rhymes and dances, water play, story time, educational games, group building exercises, basic reading and writing, forming letters and numbers using a range of fun materials such as paints, salt, foam, sand and much more. The Early Years Curriculum is themed to enable the areas of learning to be interrelated. In addition, we also focus on the 3 prime areas of learning which are concentrated in our daily routine at school, these are:
The Early Years Curriculum aims to nurture the child’s independence, social and cognitive development to ensure we prepare them for the transition to Primary School.
Below is the opportunity to get to know our incredibly teachers. Select a photograph to access their teacher profile and learn more about their qualifications, teaching experience, and philosophy of education.