Independent Learners at ‘BEYC’
At BEYC we follow the British Foundation Stage Curriculum taught through a Reggio Emilia approach, nurturing creativity and independent learning.
- Learning is child led. Children construct and drive their own learning, through their own interests. Communication, questioning and play are the key ways in which children learn.
- Children are encouraged to investigate and reflect on their findings and experiences. They are encouraged to share ideas in their own ways. Children interact with others building an understanding of their place in the world.
- Teachers facilitate learning but do not prescribe to children what they should learn. Children and teacher have mutual respect for one another. Learning is a collaborative process between teachers, students and their peers.
- The teacher guides the children to find answers to questions, rather than being told the answers. The role of the teacher is to observe and provide children with opportunities to explore their ideas.
- The environment is the third teacher, recognised for its potential to inspire children. The space is cared for by the teachers and students alike. Children’s work is celebrated around the learning environment.
Development Through Key Stage 1
Our phases are determined by the children’s natural development. The engaging, fun way in which we teach stays the same throughout, however the development of skills will differ from phase to phase. Children that begin life at BEYC in Foundation, will often leave the school at Year 1 a whole year ahead of their peers in other schools in Thailand and even in the UK.
If the children have been with us since the Foundation stage they will now be working one whole year ahead of the British Curriculum. By the end of Year 1 your child will have become a completely independent learner. They will enjoy researching their own Topics and will know how to find information through a variety of means. The beauty of our curriculum is that by being completely independent the children get to learn about what they want. The teachers become facilitators to learning, rather than someone who disseminates information.
The children will now be taking part in more advanced Topics such as computer programming, wood work, electronics and current affairs.