Welcome to the Pre-School and Reception classes (Early Years Foundation Stage - EYFS). We are a diverse, friendly, caring community within the larger BISAK family, guided by the same nurturing ethos. Housed in our own department we welcome boys and girls from 3 years old. Our youngest BISAK pupils settle quickly into the stimulating, happy and supportive environment, where all children are encouraged to reach their full potential through a healthy balance of learning and play.
The first years of school are unique and it is vitally important that a child develops a love of learning, an inquisitive mind and a sense of self-worth. At BISAK we believe that a happy child will learn and will therefore reach their full potential.
Our Early Years department is a happy, friendly and welcoming place. We pride ourselves on our highly supportive and caring relationships with the children. During these first few years of school the children enjoy a variety of activities together as a whole department such as the ‘Design and Make’ Day, our Teddy Bears’ Picnic and other celebrations. We also join the whole school for times such as International Day and World Book Week. Through the Senior School volunteering programme, the children also have the pleasure of getting to know older pupils and at times we link up with older classes, for example, when they read to Pre-School or Reception children.
In the Early Years, we have a broad and balanced curriculum, based on the UK Department for Education ‘Development Matters’, to ensure that every child has the opportunity to shine and thrive. We value and reward not only academic achievement but also kindness, thoughtfulness and good behaviour. Every week we have a ‘Celebration Assembly’ when children are individually acknowledged and rewarded.
As the youngest members of the BISAK family we, in the Early Years, believe it is our role to build the solid foundations that will enable every child to flourish into well mannered, happy and confident people who have high aspirations and make the most of every opportunity offered.
We very much look forward to meeting you and welcoming your child into BISAK.