Our Pre-Nursery, Nursery and Reception children follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum. Through age-appropriate yet challenging activities, as well as exciting new experiences, we inspire our children to explore, ask questions, and learn important skills.
Our early years school curriculum:
- Encourages exploration, curiosity, and initiative.
- Promotes social interaction.
- Builds self-esteem and confidence.
- Focuses on the joy of trying rather than the product of learning.
- Develops independence.
- Stimulates the active expression of imagination.
Supporting each child at their own pace, we create a dynamic, fun environment that encourages students to stretch themselves, celebrate achievements, and love learning. Our challenging and engaging early years curriculum develops each child’s emotional wellbeing, creativity, confidence, and ingenuity, too.
The seven EYFS learning areas at BST Tashkent
At this formative stage in their education, our teachers will guide your child through seven key learning areas:
Communication and language
Listening and Attention
At our early years school, children listen to stories, accurately anticipating key events and responding to what they hear with comments, questions or actions. They listen closely to what others say and respond appropriately.
Children follow instructions involving several ideas or actions. They answer ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions about their experiences, and in response to stories or events.
Children express themselves effectively, showing awareness of listeners’ needs. They use past, present, and future forms accurately when talking about events that have happened or are going to happen in the future. They develop their own narratives and explanations by connecting ideas or events.
Moving and Handling
Children show good control and coordination in big and small movements. They move confidently in a range of ways, safely negotiating space. They handle equipment and tools effectively, including pencils and pens for writing.
Health and Self-care
Children know the importance of good health, physical exercise, and a healthy diet, and talk about ways to keep healthy and safe. They manage their own basic hygiene and personal needs, including dressing and going to the bathroom independently.
Personal, social, and emotional development
Self-Confidence and Self-Awareness
Children confidently try new activities and say why they like some activities more than others. They feel confident to speak in a familiar group, will talk about their ideas, and will choose the resources they need for their activities. They’re able to say when they do or don’t need help.
Managing Feelings and Behaviour
Children talk about how they and others show feelings, talk about their own and others’ behaviour and its consequences, and understand that some behaviour is unacceptable. They work as part of a group or class and can understand and follow the rules. They adjust their behaviour to different situations and take changes of routine in their stride.
Children play cooperatively, taking turns with others. They take account of one another’s ideas about how to organise their activity. They show sensitivity to others' needs and feelings, and form positive relationships with adults and other children.
Children read and understand simple sentences. They use phonics to decode words and read them out loud. Children also read some common irregular words and demonstrate understanding when talking with others about what they’ve read.
Children use their phonics knowledge to write words in ways that match spoken sounds. Children also write some irregular common words and simple sentences that can be read by themselves and others.
Children count from 1 to 20, place numbers in order, and say which number is one more or one less than a given number. Using quantities and objects, they add and subtract two single-digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer. They solve problems, including doubling, halving, and sharing.
Shape, Space and Measures
Children use everyday language to talk about size, weight, capacity, position, distance, time, and money to compare quantities and objects and to solve problems. They recognise, create, and describe patterns. They explore characteristics of everyday objects and shapes, and use mathematical language to describe them.
Understanding the world
People and Communities
Children talk about past and present events in their own and others’ lives. They know that other children don’t always enjoy the same things and are sensitive to this. They know about similarities and differences between themselves and others, as well as among families, communities, and traditions.
Children learn about similarities and differences in relation to places, objects, materials, and living things. They talk about the features of their own environment and how environments might vary from one another. They make observations about animals and plants, explain why some things occur, and talk about changes.
Children recognise that technology is used in places such as homes and schools. They select and use technology for specific purposes.
Expressive arts and design
Exploring and Using Media and Materials
Children sing songs, make music, dance, and experiment. They safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools, and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form, and function.
Children use what they’ve learnt about media and materials in original ways, thinking about uses and purposes. They represent their own ideas, thoughts and feelings through design and technology, art, music, dance, role play, and stories.
Tracking your child’s progress at our early years school
Our teachers will monitor your child’s development against the EYFS objectives and the characteristics of effective learning.
Your child will also have their own learning journal on Seesaw, an online tool that captures and documents their progress. Our staff regularly upload observations, photos, and short videos, which build a detailed record of their experiences. You’ll also receive a full report at the end of the Foundation Stage.