Reception 1/2 - Little
Good early education has significant lasting effects across primary schooling. That’s why our teachers work hard to embed a positive attitude towards school and learning. Classes are two to three weeks and can be modified based on class dynamics. At the Dream Bridgeman Academy, children aged 3 to 4 will learn the following:
The reception year is critical in providing a bridge between pre-school and the start of formal primary education. At Dream Bridgeman Academy, we secure a smooth and successful transition to year 1. Children aged 4 to 5 in reception 2 will learn to enhance the skills that they have already acquired in reception 1, especially in the following fields:
Wellbeing and Global Skills Projects
Children start formal schooling in the reception year and focus on four specific areas of learning: literacy, mathematics, arts, science, math (logic), and wellbeing and global skills projects. Play is a critical part of the student’s development. That’s why students aged 3 to 5 will learn through carefully planned fun yet informative activities.
Communication and language development is essential for young children. Our little explorers in reception will learn to use new vocabulary by participating in fun activities such as reading time. This will allow them to express themselves freely and effectively, engage in conversation, and participate in storytelling. Children will be able to listen attentively in a range of situations and respond appropriately while holding a simple conversation engaged in back-and-forth exchanges with their teacher and peers. They will participate in simple, small-group discussions and make use of conjunctions.
Students in reception 1 will continue to take part in music sessions with the supervision of a professional musician. Children will get introduced to new musical instruments and enhance the skills that they have already acquired in the nursery.
Art and creative freedom play a significant role in our Academy. Children will learn the different types of arts, such as:
- Visual and graphic arts (drawing and painting)
- Plastic art (pottery, sculpture)
- Literature (stories and poems)
- Collaborative art (theater)
Students will get the chance to interact in active discussions, create their unique masterpieces, and reproduce what is presented to them.
By this age, students will learn to manipulate tools effectively, including scissors and pencils, and use a comfortable tripod grip. This will help them show accuracy and care when drawing.
Students will take part in project-based activities to learn about science. The subject provides the foundation for understanding the world through the specific topics of biology, chemistry, and physic. Through building up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts, our little Bridgeman is encouraged to create and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena.
To help children comprehend their world in terms of numbers and shape, students in reception 1 will participate in fun activities designed to understand math and dimensions. For example, by playing with board games that encourage strategy and logical reasoning, to name a few, children will learn to reason, connect ideas, and think logically. In addition, by manipulating things such as puzzle pieces and Lego sets, students will learn to name and describe different shapes, sizes, and objects.
Outdoor activities improve agility and show improved precision. It also develops core strength and stability and improved proprioception (knowing where body parts are to the rest of the body). To help with the physical development of the students, our Academy also offers swimming lessons twice a week in its indoor pool. In addition to mastering the skills students have learned in early years, they will learn to safely negotiate spaces and obstacles and demonstrate strength, balance, and coordination when playing.
Field trips will help reinforce classroom materials and bring lessons to life. Students are more likely to retain information by being involved in visual and practical experiences. This unique learning experience will also allow students to be involved in a new environment and encourage curiosity. It is also a valuable experience in broadening the students’ understanding of the world and its role. Field trips also promote the development of personal, social, and creative skills. By visiting firefighters, dentists, theaters, opera houses, and much more, students will be able to make connections between their classrooms and the outside world.