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BIS Hanoi EYC curriculum

Our Early Years Curriculum

We provide a nurturing learning environment and a curriculum shaped to help every student reach their full potential.

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Our Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum is designed to spark curiosity and give our youngest minds the knowledge and skills required for their exciting learning journey.

At BIS Hanoi, we welcome children between ages 2 and 4 to take their first steps into education at our friendly Early Years campus.

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What makes an early years school day special?

We provide early years schooling for pre-nursery (F1), nursery (F2) and reception years (F3). We offer a child-centered, play-based curriculum that uses learning and teaching materials from the British Early Years Foundation Stage Framework. At all levels we personalise our teaching through a variety of purposeful play activities so that every child receives an education which is completely unique to them. 

Our curriculum

Our EYFS curriculum is underpinned by 7 key learning and development areas. 

Our prime areas of focus are:
1.    Communication and Language – speaking, listening and understanding
2.    Physical Development – moving and handling, health and self-care 
3.    Personal, Social and Emotional Development - self-confidence and self-awareness, managing feelings and behaviours, and making relationships

These enable our students to develop skills in the following four areas:
4.    Literacy – reading and writing
5.    Maths –shapes, spaces and measure
6.    Understanding the world –the world, technology, people and communities
7.    Expressive Arts and Design

We focus on a blended learning approach so that children develop their social, personal, literacy and numeracy skills as well as their fine and gross motor skills through fun and interactive activities. Each term, students embark on a new learning topic where they explore different subject areas. 
Each learning topic begins with an entry point to engage students and assess their current understanding, and finishes with an exit point which celebrates the students learning outcomes. These topics are essential building blocks for our early years students and are the basis of the subjects they will continue to study in their later years of education. 

Explore our handy curriculum guides below for more information on how we teach these core areas of our early years education.

What does effective learning look like?

There are a number of characteristics which we use to define effective early years learning.

  1. Playing and exploring - engagement

We encourage our EY students to: use their intuition to explore and find solutions to problems through trial and error, experiment and build confidence in activities they are already familiar with, and show willingness to ‘have a go’ at new things.

  1. Active learning - motivation

The active learning characteristics are demonstrated through children enthusiastically involving themselves in activities and concentrating on the task at hand, continuing to try even when faced with adversity, and enjoying the process of achieving what they set out to do.

  1. Creating and thinking critically - thinking

We measure this characteristic through signs that: children are willing and engaged in coming up with their own ideas, making links between an action and its result, and being decisive as they determine how best to approach a challenge.

These characteristics underpin all our activities for young children so that we can ensure they are developing the skills they need to move successfully into more advanced teaching at primary level.

Our Teachers  

We believe that to give our students the best education possible they need to be taught by world class teachers. At BIS Hanoi, our teachers have been trained in international education by top institutes and are truly passionate about what they do. We also provide quality professional development for our staff all year round so that they are always delivering the best and latest in early years education. 

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Our campus

Students at BIS Hanoi love their campus. Our early years classrooms are self-contained learning spaces, providing our youngest children with a safe, nurturing and comfortable environment to develop in.

We have a variety of facilities and resources that allows our EYFS students to develop a passion for learning. Our students enjoy their own dedicated library, soft playroom, multi-purpose room (PE, performances, assemblies) and bespoke learning areas (shared open spaces where teachers set up interactive learning activities). Additional facilities include sleeping rooms, our canteen and a nurse’s station.

Through state-of-the-art learning resources such as climbing apparatus, a sand pit, a splash pool and purposeful indoor and outdoor play areas, our students engage in creative problem solving and develop their communication and research skills. We invite you to get in touch with our admissions team to visit our beautiful campus and meet our team of friendly teachers.

Explore our guides for more information into the early years curriculum with BIS Hanoi


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