Our Foundation Stage – British Curriculum School in Dubai | Hartland International School

our foundation stage

Early Years Foundation Stage
FS1 and FS2 (Ages 3 – 4)

We understand the importance of providing a great start to a child’s education, igniting their passion for learning as they grow.

Hartland offers a fun, stimulating and caring environment, created in a “school within a school” that ensures your child’s safety, as they develop the confidence needed to take on new challenges.

We recognise that each child is uniquely talented. Our goal is to encourage them to achieve their full potential across a wide range of activities, developing new talents as well as stretching the things that they are already good at.

In our Foundation Stage our dedicated teachers encourage and promote ‘active’ learning throughout all the areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum (EYFS), celebrating each child’s achievements and preparing them for a smooth and happy transition into the Primary School.

The curriculum sets out what most children are expected to achieve by the end of the Foundation Stage. It is organised as seven areas of learning:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Physical Development
  • Communication and Language
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

Our experienced teachers encourage and extend each child’s natural curiosity and enthusiasm as they build their range of skills. Over the course of the day, your child will learn in groups, pairs and individually across a range of different activities as we discover their learning styles and preferences. Digital Technology is woven seamlessly into the lessons, ensuring that all children are confident interacting with technology as a learning tool.

Language development is a core skill at this stage. Your child will be encouraged to communicate their ideas using an increasing range of words and structures across a diverse range of themes.