Vijay International School, Baie St Anne, Praslin, Seychelles
Welcome to the Early Childhood Section
Who is it for?
The Early Childhood section is for children aged between 3 and 7 years.
Reception 1 (R1) – 3-4 year olds
Reception 2 (R2) – 4-5 year olds
Year 1 - 5-6 year olds
Year 2 – 6-7 year olds
At the Vijay International School Praslin the R1 and R2 classes follow the UK Early Years Foundation Stage Framework. The children will be learning skills, acquiring new knowledge and demonstrating their understanding through 7 areas of learning and development.
3 prime areas:
• Communication and language;
• Physical development; and
• Personal, social and emotional development.
And 4 specific areas:
• Understanding the world; and
• Expressive arts and design.
Children in Reception learn by playing and exploring, being active, and through creative and critical thinking which takes place both indoors and outside.
Year 1 and 2 lessons are based on the new National Curriculum for England. Literacy and Numeracy form the early morning sessions and other subjects are delivered through topics to enable learning to be real and cross curricular. The outside environment is used regularly to enhance learning opportunities.
To provide children with the skills and qualities to become lifelong learners.
The Early Childhood Section has three main classrooms; Reception, Year 1 and 2. There is a large outside area including sand, water trays, pirate ship and a play house. We also have access to a beach which provides excellent outdoor learning opportunities. A library is available for all to use, each week the classes visit the library and take home books. Children regularly use the sports hall and the outdoor jungle gym for PE sessions. There is an ICT suite which is used by the children in Year 1 & 2. A Special needs room is used by some of the children with a specialist teacher.
The School Day
Early Childhood children start at 8.05 and finish at 2.00
Reception 1 and 2
On going snack
12.00 Lunch time
Year 1 and 2
8.05 Teaching Session 1
9.00 Snack and Playtime
9.15 Teaching session 2
10.40 Daily Run
10.45 Teaching Session 3
12.00 Lunch time
12.40 Teaching session 4
2.00 Home Time
Vijay International School Praslin
You are not born for yourself...but for the world