This Pre-School curriculum is designed for implementation of the 02-year EYFS Programme at Brainfield school. In this regard, it may well be noted that this curriculum for EYFS has the scope to expand and a pre-primary grade for ages 03-05 years can easily be derived.
The Brainfield EYFS Curriculum aims to:
• Provide for the holistic development of the child, which includes physical, social, emotional, cognitive and moral development.
• Provide knowledge and understanding of Islam and Islamic society.
• Develop an understanding and respect for the beliefs and practices of all other religions.
• Develop critical thinking skills.
• Nurture tolerance and respect for diversity.
• Nurture in children a sense of identity and pride in being Pakistani
• Create in children a sense of citizenship in community, country and the world.
• Foster a sense of independence, self-reliance and a positive self-image.
• Equip the child with life-long learning skills.
• Provide opportunities for active learning.
• Provide opportunities for self-initiated play and decision making.
• Developing values, morals, ethics and civic sense.
• Sharpen aesthetic sense of children.
• Develop intrinsic motivation.
• Develop teamwork and sharing attitude.
Brainfield believes that development is not a linear process; it is simultaneous and integrated. However, for the purposes of explanation and understanding, the domains have been compartmentalized into the following key learning areas.
Personal Social and Emotional Development This area focuses on children’ learning how to work, play, cooperate with others and function in groups beyond the family. This area covers important aspects of personal, social, moral and spiritual development and of personal values agreed upon by the adults in the community, including the parents.
Language and Literacy This learning area covers important aspects of language development and provides the foundation for literacy. At the start, the language used in the programmes for all six areas of development, could be in mother tongue, based on local culture and it can then gradually and progressively be further developed to acquire competence in English. Children should be helped gradually to acquire competence in Urdu, making use where appropriate, for developing understanding and skills in languages. This learning area focuses on children’s developing competence in talking and listening and becoming readers and writers. It is important to note that the other areas of learning make a vital contribution to the successful development of communication and literacy.
Basic Mathematical Concepts This learning domain covers important aspects of understanding mathematics and provides the foundation for numeracy. This area focuses on achievement and application through practical activities and on using and understanding mathematical language.
The World Around Us This learning area focuses on development of children’s knowledge and understanding of their environment, other people and features of the natural and “human” world. This learning area provides a foundation for historical, geographical, scientific and technological learning.
Physical Development This learning area focuses on children’s development, physical control, mobility, awareness of space and manipulation skills in indoor and outdoor environments. The Children will demonstrate balance and coordination, to learn and practice motor skills.
Health, Hygiene and Safety This learning area focuses on developing understanding of personal care, environmental safety and security in children. This includes establishing positive attitudes towards a healthy and active way of life.
Creative Arts This learning area focuses on the development of children’s imagination and their ability to communicate and to express ideas, feelings, and observations and experiences in creative ways. This includes encouraging children to think about new and innovative ideas which can be expressed through varied media.