A unique aspect to our curriculum is the way that our teachers incorporate academic learning with popular toys, role-play environments as well as playing party-style games and activities that excite and engage the children. No expense is spared when it comes to teaching resources and props needed to facilitate quality teaching and learning.
Our literacy levels (reading and writing in particular) are incredibly high. We achieve this through an early introduction to phonics (sounds) in English which starts in our Foundation class.
Balance best describes the delivery of the curriculum. A balance of teacher-led versus child-initiated play and a balance of different types of play, allows the simultaneous acquisition of language and skills.
Teaching Through Play
One unique aspect of the curriculum is the way in which we balance the various types of play and use them as a tool to teach during teacher led activities.
The timetable is a perfect balance of the the types of play which allow children to both develop across the curriculum areas and to retain new knowledge and skills.
Children who learn at British Early Years Centre start their learning journey at a much earlier stage than their peers do in other schools in Thailand or in the U.K. It is important to note however, that the teaching, across all of the age groups is heavily reliant on game and party based activities. Teachers incorporate learning objectives into fun, well known games that children love to play, perhaps using familiar toys, puppets and other fun props.
We are able to boast incomparable literacy, maths and Thai levels. Our curriculum for the core subjects is so strong now that our children are achieving levels and results at least 1 year ahead of the national average in the U.K. In most cases, with children that have studied with us since Pre-K, they are more than 2 years ahead in Phonics and Maths. Our online coverage in recent years has caught the attention of many educational institutions overseas including the U.K. and Korea. The European Chamber of Commerce has now named BEYC as their sole recommendation for a Preschool and Nursery for Expat families relocating to Bangkok.
What we teach
How We Assess
Ongoing and continual assessment is crucial to the planning and customisation of your child’s learning. It is from effective assessment that appropriate and challenging learning objectives can be set. It is also the means at which we are able to group children by their ability.
We believe in assessment through play for younger children. If children are learning through play then they should also be assessed in the same way. After all it is this environment where they are most relaxed and the most likely to perform at their best, where the most realistic results are shown.
As the children grow older and become more confident, assessment will be conducted one-to-one with a child in a very informal and relaxed way.
Children in Foundation level are assessed on a daily basis during teacher-led play activities whilst children in Reception and Year 1 are formally assessed on a half termly basis.
Many extra curricular activities and after school clubs are offered to children in Reception and Year 1 classes. Whether you feel that your child would benefit from boosting language skills or would simply enjoy learning something new please enquire with the school office to see which clubs are running in the new term.
If you have any recommendations for clubs that we could organise for small groups of children, we would love to hear from you. We will do everything we can to drum up interest for other parents and try to add a new club to the growing list.
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Children learn through a mixture of child-initiated and teacher-led play. By the end of this stage children are reading and writing independently and able to learn by themselves through books and other media.
Our Results Speak for themsleves!
All of our children work a whole academic year ahead of the National Average for the UK. Children who start in our Foundation classes generally are even more advanced. Our results both academically and socially have brought us recognition by the European Chamber of Commerce who see us as the best practise in our field.