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September 19, 2019, 8:55 am

At ISC, we believe that dramatic play is an indispensable part of a well rounded Early Years programme as it is essential for early childhood development. Dramatic play is where children select and accept roles and act them out, pretending to be someone or something else. They could be superheroes or someone well known and familiar, like dad or mum. I often observe my children take on real-world roles; sometimes it is fantasy roles. In both cases, this kind of play involves breaking down the ...

September 10, 2019, 9:12 am
At ISC, we believe wholeheartedly that every child deserves the best possible start in life and should be supported to enable them to fulfil their potential as they grow within our school community.
 
Early Years children develop rather quickly and sometimes supporting them means giving them the tools to enable them to make their own choices and decisions; to foster independence and self-confidence.
 
Because of this, one way I ensure that our children are able to flourish ...
June 5, 2019, 10:22 am

As an Early Years teacher, I believe that two of the big tasks in pre-school are to help children make friends and become a part of the classroom community Children who feel part of the classroom community are more likely to build healthy relationships and have happy experiences. Furthermore, children who feel a sense of belonging will feel more relaxed, secure, and motivated, leading them to a succesful learning experience.

For this reason, on daily basis, I put all my effort into ...

May 28, 2019, 8:27 am


It can be argued that learning is at its most effective when it is at its most fun! What makes children so amazing is that they are sponges for information and can retain what might seem like the smallest, most insignificant details (for better or for worse) and remember them for the rest of their lives. For us at ISC, this doesn’t happen by sitting on the carpet or watching videos. The best learning happens when our children are up and about.

In Year 2, we focus on developing empathy ...

April 23, 2019, 1:34 pm

Students at ISC are always encouraged to make use of the IT facilities at their disposal. IT skills are an ntegral part of learning and academic progress in modern education. In year 5 and 6, we do a lot of work that is supported by internet research or revolves around using design and word processing software. Recently, we have been studying the solar system and as part of a student-centred learning activity, our class researched the eight planets using online resources in pairs. Students th...