Early Years Foundation Stage
The EYFS at AHS is aimed at supporting the learning and development of children from three to five years of age. We currently offer 2 classes in our EYFS department:
Age 3 – 4
Age 4 – 5
LEARNING THROUGH PLAY
Achieve Their Full Potential
Our EYFS department strives to provide the correct support, provisions, and learning environment to best enable children to thrive and develop as well as be happy and healthy. Play and more importantly, learning through play, is an essential part of our Early Years programme.
At AHS we recognise that children need to be able to use concrete experiences to provide the building blocks for their learning. Based on this, our programme utilises play, modelling, painting, investigating and cooking as important mediums for learning. As children move into the Reception year, a greater emphasis is placed on learning skills that will support and prepare children for Year One.
Our spacious, open-air joglo classroom and natural gardens allows for many stimulating learning opportunities, both inside and outside the classroom. The Early Years department also has a purpose-built outdoor playground and paddling pool to develop gross motor and sensory skills. The majority of the learning is facilitated by our experienced classroom teacher and teacher assistant, although we also have specialist teachers for Balinese dance and Yoga sessions.
The EYFS programme focusses on seven areas of learning and development:
Prime Areas of Learning
Specific Areas of Learning
Our holistic EYFS programme also introduces our younger students to some of our school-wide student attributes from our AHS learner profile:
Playing and exploring – engagement and investigating
Active learning – motivation and perseverance
Creating and thinking critically – critical thinking