Ages: 3 years - 5 years
Children joining our nursery are just beginning their learning journey, with most of them not having attended a school before. This is the stage where we encourage them to experience and explore things in creative and exciting ways, planting the seeds of learning. They develop motor skills through a range of activities such as using scissors, threading and painting which will prepare them for writing and drawing. Throughout this year, the children are gaining valuable social skills.
The older children within our nursery continue to explore and experience their environment whilst learning to question and find answers. They are developing a sense of achievement and are beginning to acquire skills to help them to learn in different ways as their learning journey continues. They begin to understand the importance of communicating in different ways to further develop their social skills, helping them to learn how to solve problems, both practical and mathematical, and communicate their feelings appropriately.
Ages: 5 years - 6 years
These children are learning to apply their skills of enquiry and investigation to solve practical problems. They develop the understanding of how learning is relevant and important in their daily lives. Continuing to develop their fine motor skills, they also acquire the knowledge necessary to develop both writing and reading. Learning in a range of exciting ways, helps them to prepare for transition to the Primary Department where their learning journey will continue.
All children in the Pre-school & Kindergarten begin to gain a basic knowledge of Greek through games, songs and practical activities. They learn useful and important vocabulary such as colours, numbers, days of the week, body parts, family, names of objects including food and different forms of transport.
More advanced Greek for our young native speakers:
Pre-school & Kindergarten children who come from a Greek speaking background are taught separately. These native Greek speakers are provided with exciting opportunities to develop their language skills. As well as singing songs and practical activities, the children will begin to learn their alphabet, learn to write letters and begin to read in Greek.