As such MIS Early Years uses the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum for England (EYFS) as the basis for planning and delivering engaging, autonomous and appropriate learning experiences for our youngest children.
The curriculum is a play-based one and sets the standards for the education of all children under five years old in England. The emphasis is on child led and play-based experiences which are meaningful, encourage independence and give young children the chance to become happy and confident learners. It also gives them the opportunity to develop their language skills before entering Year One the following year.
The EYFS consists of seven areas of learning. The Prime Areas being 'Communication and Literacy', 'Physical Development' and 'Personal, Social and Emotional Development' and these are considered fundamental for underpinning all other learning areas. The other four Specific Areas are 'Literacy', 'Mathematics', 'Understanding the World' and 'Expressive Arts and Design'.
Key Stage 1 = Years 1&2
Key Stage 2 = Years 3-6
To help your child become an able, confident and inspired learner, we focus on skill development. Working individually and collaboratively, your child will consider topics from multiple perspectives and make meaningful connections between subjects.
Your child deserves more than that which is traditionally taught in a primary school, either local or international. Merchiston International School offers that extra-special curriculum. Our active, meaningful and inspiring programme is designed to lay a solid foundation for your child.
In our Juniors section, children use a unique combination of the Merchiston Castle School Edinburgh Juniors Curriculum, the National Curriculum of England, and the International Primary Curriculum (IPC), offering structure in core subjects as well as creativity, personal development and developing international mindedness.