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Curriculum & Pedagogy

Attitude is a little thing that makes a difference – Winston Churchil

We at Mahara strive to work towards nurturing an attitude to learn in every child, to explore, inquire and make connections, to engage and collaborate and finally fostering a positive attitude towards the world they live in.

The first experiences at a Preschool are contributory in shaping a child by enriching their learning through discovery. This comes with honoring and celebrating each child as unique beings who are inherently curious and capable. Our role is to provide a conducive environment that enables them to be happy, interested and independent.

Principles of EYFS

Our EYFS curriculum is designed to allow your child to discover and explore his/her natural inclinations and interests to achieve their full potential.

With the emphasis on all aspects of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum, Mahara Team aims to support our children to become collaborative independent learners by providing a wide array of activities and experiences.

The early years program at Mahara is based on four important principles of EYFS that essentially guides the pedagogy at our school.

A Unique Child

Every child is a unique child, who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured.

Positive Relationships

Children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships in their social settings.

Enabling Environments

When children are in a safe, secure and enabling environment they learn better and thrive with the opportunities provided to them by the facilitators and caregivers. Therefore, it is important there is a strong partnership between the school and parents who respond to every child’s individual needs.

Learning & Development

Every child has different learning needs and development stages. Special care has been taken to cater to every child’s learning and development.

Early Learning in EYFS

Learning and development in the early years takes place across seven areas of learning which are connected and interdependent. There are 3 prime areas of learning and 4 specific areas of learning that builds the foundation for igniting children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, making connections and prospering.

The 3 prime areas

Communication and language development

Giving opportunities of effective communication skills are integral to children's expressiveness and confidence, the development of their social relationships, and to their learning.

Physical development

Providing opportunities for young children to be active and to develop their coordination, control, and movement is vital for their cognitive development.

Personal, social and Emotional development

Helping children to form positive relationships and social skills, respecting others, develop a positive sense of themselves, and finally learn how to manage their feelings which instills confidence in their abilities.

The 4 specific areas

Literacy development

Providing a child with a literacy rich environment is the first step in encouraging them to read, write and speak.

Mathematics

Learning to count, compare, identify numbers, describe shapes and measures and manipulate quantities are key early numeracy skills a child learns through play.

Understanding the world

Making sense of the world children live in can be opportunities to explore, inquire, observe and understand more about their communities, people, places and their environment.

Expressive Arts and Design

Self-expression in a child can be encouraged in varied forms like art, music, movement and design and technology. These activities help young children explore and express their emotions.

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