LDR Cutians (early years) Programme

LDR

Our Early Years Programme provides your child with the necessary skills to ensure they are prepared to embark on their journey towards lifelong learning.


At LDR International School, we offer children the opportunity to engage in play-based learning in a natural setting. Our learning approach is centred around an indoor-outdoor, free-flow combination of adult-led and child-initiated activities. Our Early Years Program is supported by highly skilled and dedicated English and Hindi teachers and teaching assistants who look forward to welcoming and educating your child.

We require that all our teachers hold suitable qualifications and be experienced educators. Most of all, our teachers must be ready to be suitable role models to our students. We know that we ultimately teach through modelling and expect all teachers to fully embrace the values of the school and develop personal attributes in line with the school’s Thirteen Enlightening Habits. You will find our talented teachers under each year level, within our Academic Programme

Our curriculum


Here at LDR, we use the CBSE Curriculum as our core curriculum. This learning through play approach focuses on various areas of the curriculum, supplemented by the Indian national curriculum.

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The seven areas are divided into two groups:


Three Prime Areas:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Physical Development
  • Communication and Language

These three areas form the core of all we do in the Early Years, supplemented by the specific areas and the Characteristics of Effective Learning, a set of skills that ensure children are prepared to embark on their journey towards lifelong learning.

Four Specific Areas:

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

In addition, we use our in-house Indian curriculum to support all children’s Hindi language acquisition.

Learning


How do we support the children to progress across the eight areas of our curriculum?

We offer a play-based experience which combines both adult-led and child-centred learning, with the emphasis on the child directing his or her own learning and a focus on individual interests.

When visiting us here at LDR you will notice our Early Years classrooms and outdoor areas are set up with a range of learning centres. Indoor centres include role-play, maths, literacy and mark-making, small world, construction, and table-top activities. This continues outdoors as we use our wonderful natural environment to explore sand, water, large construction, gardening, dough and clay, and creativity.

If you visit us during our child-initiated sessions, you will see our teachers supporting the children at their Learning Centres. The role of the teacher here is to build the child’s learning, helping them to make progress towards their individual next steps. We encourage language acquisition by speaking to the children in our native language (English or Hindi), sharing key words and communication skills.

In the Early Years our students spend some time each day in adult-led sessions, which include phonics (English and Hindi), maths, unit-based learning, and story time. Our objectives for each week are shared with parents so they can support their child’s learning at home and their acquisition of key vocabulary as a family.

Here at LDR International School, we have Specialist Teachers for Dance, Art & Craft and Physical Education. Our specialists join the children in their relevant Learning Centres. As they join the children in their play they are able to contribute their skills to move the children’s learning forward.

All Early Years parents have access to our online Application and Website. Using this, parents receive regular updates on what their child is currently learning and their progressing. Notifications can include photos or videos and information about what your child has learned and the objectives he or she met. This provides a wonderful stimulus for conversation at home, giving you a window into your child’s day.

Our Early Years classes include:

  • Playgroup: 2-3 years old
  • Nursery: 3-4 years old
  • Junior: 4-5 years old
  • Senior: 5-6 years old

Day Care: 2 years onwards (We offer day-care as a part of LDR Cutians as well)

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