Port Harcourt International School curriculum covers three stages: a Foundation Stage followed by Key Stages 1 and 2 of the British National Curriculum.
Foundation Stage Curriculum: Nursery and Reception
In Nursery and Reception, from the age of three to the end of the Reception year, children follow the Early Learning Goals that relate to the six areas of the British National Curriculum:
Personal, social and emotional development
Communication, language and literacy
The development of knowledge and understanding of the world
The Early Learning Goals are in line with the objectives embodied in the frameworks for teaching literacy and mathematics, which should be taught throughout the
Reception year. Reception teachers may choose to cover the elements of the literacy hour and daily mathematics lesson across the day rather than in a single unit of
time. In order to ensure a smooth transition to the literacy hour and daily mathematics lesson in year 1, both should be in place by the end of the Reception year.
Monitoring of each child’s progress throughout the Foundation Stage is essential,
ensuring that they are making progress and that particular difficulties in any of the areas of learning, whatever the cause, are identified and addressed.
When children join our school they are given their own ‘observation folder’, which is used to record their development and progress in the six areas
described above. This folder is referred to in parent/teacher meetings and parents are free to look at the folder at any time, at their convenience.
Admission to the Nursery Unit is governed by the third birthday:
DATE OF BIRTH
DATE OF ADMISSION
Between 1st April and 31st August (inclusive)
A place from 1st September following their third birthday
Between 1st September and 31st December (inclusive)
A place from 1st January following their third birthday.
Between 1 January and 31 March (inclusive)
A place from 1st April following their third birthday.
After this, children move up one year (in September) and join Reception in the year in which they become 5 years old.