EYFS Curriculum Overview
Welcome to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) of Network International School Yangon!
At Network International School, we welcome students between ages 2 and 4 to join our Foundation 1, 2 and 3 classes at our spacious, well-resourced and friendly Early Years campus.
Foundation 1, 2 and 3 follows the UK Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. A curriculum that is specifically designed to place importance on the development of each unique child through positive relationships and enabling environments. Where play provides the children opportunities to grow in confidence and independence so that they become happy and enthusiastic learners. Where learning is supported by sensitive interactions with adults who observe, listen to and value children’s ideas and interests. Where children develop vital life skills that underpin their future achievements.
There are 3 prime plus 4 specific areas of learning and development which are all important and interconnected. These areas comprise the knowledge, skills and experiences that are developmentally appropriate for children from birth to 5 years. These areas feed into all other areas of learning throughout children’s education and careers.
Communication and Language
Children experience a rich language environment which develops their confidence and skills to express themselves, understand others, and speak and listen in a range of situations. Communication and language lay the foundation for their learning and development, guiding and supporting children’s thinking while underpinning their emerging literacy.
Each child’s journey relies on whole-body physical experiences. All children are encouraged to be active in both inside and outside environments . They will have opportunities to develop their confidence whilst safely taking risks and strengthening their fine and gross motor skills. Health, wellbeing and self-care are also integral to physical development.
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
It is fundamental to all other aspects of lifelong development and learning, and is key to children’s wellbeing and resilience. Children develop a positive sense of themselves and others; form positive relationships and gain respect for others. They develop social skills and learn how to manage their feelings; to understand appropriate behaviour in groups; and to have confidence in their own abilities.
Literacy is engaging, purposeful and creative in which children will gain experiences of creating and sharing a range of texts in a variety of ways, with different media and materials, as well as learning about using different signs and symbols, exploring sound and developing alphabetic and phonetic skills.
Children are provided with opportunities to develop and improve their skills in counting, understanding and using numbers, calculating simple addition and subtraction problems, and describing shapes, spaces and measures. Every young child is entitled to a strong mathematical foundation which is built through playful exploration, apprenticeship and meaning-making.
Understanding the World
Children gain a powerful, meaningful context for learning across the curriculum. They are supported when starting to make sense of their expanding world and their place within it through nurturing their wonder, curiosity, agency and exploratory drive. Rich play, virtual and real world experiences support learning about our culturally, socially, technologically and ecologically diverse world and how to stay safe within it.
Expressive Arts and Design
Children use a variety of ways to express and communicate, through music, movement and a wide range of materials. We foster imagination, curiosity, creativity, critical thinking and experimentation and provide opportunities to improvise, collaborate, interact and engage in sustained shared thinking. Multi-sensory, first-hand experiences help children to connect and enquire about the world.
Have you ever wondered about the story behind our school's inspirational motto? Today, we invite you to delve into the origins of these profound words, a mantra that has ignited the spirits of many young minds over the years at Network. This wonderful journey begins with our visionary founder, Carole Kyaing.
With the first House competition of the year underway, Tr Jon felt it was appropriate to kick off this year’s calendar of Parents’ Coffee Mornings by talking about our House system and its important role in our students' education.
The Thingyan festival is one of the most anticipated events of the year at Network International School Yangon. In the last week of Term 3, Thingyan Festival was held across the whole school, giving students the opportunity to learn about and bond with Myanmar culture and traditions while having fun.
Book Week at Network International School Yangon was an exciting event that took place from February 27th to March 3rd. Students from the Early Years to Sixth Form were immersed in a world of literary adventures, participating in various engaging activities that celebrated the joy of reading and ignited their imaginations.