Why Dover Court for my child’s infant education?
Our globally-recognised school curriculum inspires children to love learning, and gives them the confidence to find out more.
From an early age, Dover Court students display a marked improvement in numeracy and fluency of reading in a short time. Students are given a grounding in languages, and are invited to participate in a number of creative, music and sport programs.
We use a curriculum that is drawn from the English National Curriculum, but adapted for the needs of children living in a global community.
The curriculum gives your child a broad understanding of subjects such as history, geography, art and technology, and promotes an international perspective.
Our small class sizes allow our teachers to focus on your child, giving them a more personalised education and helping them through any academic or social problems they may encounter.
Ages in Lower Primary School
The infant school at Dover Court covers ages 3-7 in four year groups:
- Nursery: 3-4 years
- Reception: 4-5 years
- Year One: 5-6 years
- Year Two: 6-7 years
How will my child learn?
We believe in the power of collaborative learning, and the benefits of tailoring lessons to different learning styles.
Our experienced and inspiring teachers are at the heart of classes which provide structured learning, while encouraging play. Your child will receive a firm grounding in English and Maths, and discover new talents in classes that allow them to be creative and inquisitive.
We believe students should be able to think globally, work well in groups, and be confident enough to take their own path where necessary.
Reception and Nursery Curriculum
In Nursery and Reception, children will learn through the well known Early Years English National Curriculum and is delivered through a multi-sensory, play-based approach. Our students sing, dance, go on trips, cook delicious and healthy food, swim, experiment, paint, read, use construction toys and generally have a wonderful time.
We maximise our wonderful playground which act as an extension of the classroom to expand the range of activities students may access on a daily basis. The curriculum has 7 areas of learning and development:
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development
- Communication and Language
- Physical Development
- Understanding the World
- Expressive Arts and Design
These areas of learning and development are explored through topics such as Amazing Animals, Superheroes, The Land Before Time and Blast Off! The teacher plays a key role in providing children with a safe, secure feeling at school, which helps them to thrive.
Key Stage 1 Curriculum (Year 1 and Year 2)
The Key Stage 1 curriculum is designed to keep students interested and engaged in their learning and to ensure that there is continuation and progression from the earlier years. The broad and balanced UK curriculum ensures progression and continuity for each child and is enhanced with trips, visitors, art projects, theme weeks and specialist teaching.
Physical development is important at this age and our children swim, dance, take part in gymnastics and team games. Our classrooms are bright and engaging, reflecting the current unit of work and the children's continuous learning. Literacy and numeracy tools cover the walls, immersing children in language and acting as scaffolding to reinforce concepts.
We involve parents in children’s learning wherever possible and offer workshops so they can support their children's learning at home.