Early Years at Norwich International School

The best choice to parents and the best start for your children
诺维奇国际学校的早期教育:给父母最好的选择,给孩子最好的开始

A welcoming environment at Norwich International School

诺维奇国际学校热情友好的校园环境

 At Norwich we understand that sending your child to school for the first time can be emotional for the child as well as the family and we are continuously here to support in the healthiest transition as possible. We want all children in our care to feel safe and free to be able to independently explore their learning areas. We recognise that choosing the right school for your young child is one of the most significant decisions you will make for them. Here at Norwich, we pride ourselves on providing high quality Early Childhood education. We have a strong team of extremely experienced staff that are dedicated to ensuring your child has the best possible start to their education.

在诺维奇,我们理解第一次送孩子去上学对他们和整个家庭来说情绪都是激动的,我们会在这里持续为孩子尽可能健康地过渡提供支持。我们希望所有在我们照顾下的孩子都能感到安全和自由,能够独立探索他们的学习领域。我们认识到,为您的孩子选择合适的学校是您为他们做出最重要的决定之一。在诺维奇,我们以提供高质量的幼儿教育而自豪。我们拥有一支由经验丰富的教职工组成的强大团队,致力确保给您的孩子教育最好的开始。

From birth until the age of five years old is called the ‘Early Years Foundation Stage’ in the United Kingdom, this is the beginning of your child’s learning journey. Children develop at a rapid rate in the first five years of their life, and it is during this time that children build the foundation to become successful individuals later in life. Therefore, it is vital that children do not miss out on this important stage of their schooling. It is during the Early Years of a child’s life that they will form their opinions on learning, begin to interact with others, learn to read, write, and be exposed to a multitude of other skills that will have a great impact on their future learning and accomplishments.

在英国从出生到五岁这个阶段被称为“早期儿童基础教育阶段”,这是你孩子学习之旅的开始。他们在人生的前五年里发展得很快,正是这段时间,为他们日后成为成功之人打下基础。因此,至关重要的是,孩子们不要错过上学这一重要阶段。正是在儿童生命的早期阶段,他们将形成自己的学习观,开始与他人互动,学习阅读、写作,并接触到大量其他技能,这将对他们未来的学习和成就产生很大的影响。

Our aim is to help your child foster a love of learning that will help them throughout their school career. It is our belief that a strong relationship between teachers and parents will ensure the very best for the children in our school. We aim to develop partnerships with parents where information can be exchanged freely in order to provide learning opportunities and care that will best suit your individual child.

我们的目标是帮助您的孩子培养对学习的热爱,这将对他们整个学校生涯有帮助。我们相信,教师和家长之间的紧密关系将确保我们学校的孩子得到最好的教育。我们的目标是与家长建立伙伴关系,让他们可以自由交流,以提供最适合您孩子的学习机会和照顾。

The Curriculum 课程

The Early Years Foundation Stage 早期儿童基础教育阶段

Here at Norwich, we believe that every young child deserves the best possible start to their education to enable them to reach their full potential. The Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets the standards for learning, development and care for children from birth to five.

在诺维奇,我们相信每个孩子都应该得到幼儿教育最好的开始,使他们能够充分发挥自己的潜力。早期儿童基础教育阶段(EYFS)纲要制定了从出生到五岁的儿童学习、发展和照顾的标准。

Children are born ready, able and eager to learn.  They actively reach out to interact with other people, and the world around them.  Development is not an automatic process, however.  The EYFS says that it depends on each unique child having opportunities to interact in positive relationships and enabling environments.

孩子们生来就是有准备、有能力且渴望着学习。他们积极主动地与他人及周围的世界互动。然而,发展并不是一个自动化的过程。早期儿童基础教育阶段(EYFS)指出,这要依赖于每个独特的孩子都有机会在正向积极的关系和激发潜能的环境中互动。

Effective practice in the Early Years is built on four guiding principles:

早期教育的有效实践建立在四个指导原则的基础上:


1. A Unique Child
recognises that every child is a competent learner who can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured.

独一无二的孩子:每个孩子都是有能力的学习者,具备迅速恢复精力的能力,有信心与自我肯定。

2. Positive Relationships describes how children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships.

正向积极的关系:孩子学会成为强壮而独立的个体。

3. Enabling Environments explains how the environment plays a key role in supporting and extending children’s development and learning. Children learn and develop well in an enabling environment, in which their experiences respond to their individual needs and there is a strong partnership between parents and teachers.

激发潜能的环境:环境在支持和扩展儿童的发展和学习中发挥关键作用。孩子能很好地学习与发展,个体的需求得到满足,幼教工作者与父母形成强有力的教育合作关系。

4. Learning and Development recognises that children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates. All areas of learning and development are equally important and interconnected.

学习与发展:儿童以不同的方式和速度发展和学习。所有学习和发展的领域都同等重要、相互关联。

The EYFS curriculum is designed to be flexible in order to meet the varying needs of our students.

早期儿童基础教育阶段(EYFS )课程设计灵活,以满足学生的不同需求。

In the EYFS, there are seven areas of learning and development that shape the curriculum. All areas of learning and development are interlocked. Three areas are particularly crucial for igniting student’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, and for building their capacity to learn, form relationships and thrive.

在早期儿童基础教育阶段(EYFS )中,有七个学习和发展领域的课程。学习和发展的所有领域都是相互关联的。对于激发学生的好奇心和学习热情、培养他们的学习能力、以及建立人际关系与茁壮成长方面,有三个领域尤为重要。

These three areas are essential foundations for students’ learning and life-long success.

这三个领域是学生学习和终身成功的重要基础。

The 3 prime areas:

三个主要领域:

Communication and Language – It is vital that children are given the opportunities to communicate in a range of ways. Allowing children opportunities to have conversations enhances their learning in all other areas of the curriculum. It is also important that children learn to respect others and listen in group situations as well as participate with their own ideas. We provide opportunities for all of this through engaging hands-on activities that stimulate the children’s interests

沟通和语言——给孩子们各种各样的交流机会是至关重要的。让孩子有对话的机会可以提高他们在其他课程领域的学习能力。同样重要的是,孩子们要学会尊重他人,在集体环境下倾听他人意见,并以自己的想法参与其中。我们为所有这些提供机会,通过参与动手活动,激发孩子们的兴趣。

Physical Development – This involves children developing their co-ordination and balancing skills by using a range of apparatus such as bicycles, climbing frames and balls. The children also develop their fine motor skills (small movements) by using equipment such as pencils for writing/drawing and scissors. In this area of the curriculum children are also supported in making healthy choices as well as learning how to self-care.

生理发育——这涉及到孩子们通过使用一系列的器械,如自行车、攀爬架和球来发展他们的协调和平衡技能。孩子们还通过使用书写/绘画用的铅笔和剪刀等工具来发展精细运动技能(小动作)。在这一领域的课程中,还支持儿童作出健康的选择,以及学习如何自我照顾。

Personal, Social and Emotional Development – This area involves building children’s confidence and abilities in a range of situations. It shows them how to manage their feelings and emotions in order to build positive relationships with others. Developing children’s social skills and helping them to respond positively to instructions and rules is essential for their continued learning

个人、社会和情感发展——这一领域涉及在各种情况下培养孩子的信心和能力。它向他们展示了如何管理自己的感情和情绪,以便与他人建立积极的关系。发展孩子的社交技能,帮助他们积极响应指示和规则是他们继续学习的必要条件。

Alongside the prime areas are the four specific areas through which the three prime areas are strengthened and applied.

除了主要区域外,还有四个具体区域,通过这些区域,三个主要区域得到了加强和应用。

The 4 Specific areas:

四个具体领域:

These four areas include essential skills and knowledge for children to participate successfully in society.

这四个领域包括儿童成功参与社会的基本技能和知识。

Literacy – Children are encouraged to foster a love of reading and writing through a range of activities that promote this area. Children are taught the links between letters and sound through Phonics International, the phonics scheme we use from the United Kingdom. Children are encouraged to ‘make marks’ and ascribe meaning to them as they develop an understanding of written words. Children are encouraged to enjoy listening to stories and to create and tell their own stories

识字——通过一系列促进这一领域的活动,鼓励儿童培养对阅读和写作的热爱。孩子们通过国际拼读法学习字母和声音之间的联系,国际拼读法是我们在英国使用的拼读法。鼓励孩子们在理解书面文字的过程中“做标记”并赋予他们意义。鼓励孩子们喜欢听故事,并创造和讲述自己的故事

Mathematics – In this area children are given the opportunities to explore numbers through a range of practical learning opportunities that support counting and problem solving. Children are also encouraged to build using shapes and think about concepts such as money and time to build on their mathematical vocabulary

数学——在这个领域,孩子们有机会通过一系列支持计数和解决问题的实践学习机会来探索数字。我们还鼓励孩子们使用形状来构建数学词汇,并思考金钱和时间等概念

Understanding the World – This involves giving children the opportunity to explore people, places and experiences in order for them to build up a greater knowledge of their environment and the world. Children are given opportunities to investigate and ask and answer ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions. By providing opportunities to practically explore and find out for themselves they have a greater understanding of the different concepts

了解世界——这包括让孩子们有机会探索人、地方和经历,以便他们对自己的环境和世界有更多的了解。孩子们有机会调查、提问和回答“如何”和“为什么”的问题。通过提供实践探索和自我发现的机会,他们对不同的概念有了更好的理解

Expressive Arts and Design – Children are given opportunities to create and express themselves through a variety of different media and materials. These will include dance, music, singing, painting, building, role play and drawing. They are encouraged to talk about their work with others and to modify and develop their ideas

艺术表现力和创造力——孩子们有机会通过各种不同的媒体和材料来创造和表达自己。这些活动包括舞蹈、音乐、唱歌、绘画、建筑、角色扮演和绘画。鼓励孩子们与他人谈论自己的事情,并调整和完善自己的想法

Norwich additions to the EYFS curriculum 学校对于早期儿童基础教育阶段(EYFS)课程的补充

Phonics – As an addition to the specific Literacy area of the EYFS Framework, Norwich uses the Phonics International programme in Reception. This is a highly-organized, systematic and synthetic phonics programme. It is a great tool for young learners to begin to recognise letters and sounds.  Not only can children start reading, but also they can begin writing with a great focus on correct letter formation. Within the phonics programme the children can build the sounds to create words and words to create sentences. Ensuring children can confidently use mark making tools and have the correct pencil grip and letter formation is essential to their future success as these skills are very important going into Year 1 and beyond.

自然拼读法——作为EYFS框架特定识字领域的补充,诺维奇(Norwich)的幼儿园小班使用自然拼读国际课程。这是一个高度组织化、系统化的综合语音课程。这是一个很好的工具,为年轻的学习者开始识别字母和声音。孩子们不仅可以开始阅读,而且他们也可以开始在书写时注意正确的字母结构。在拼读课程中,孩子们可以通过发声来造词,通过造词来造句子。确保孩子们能够自信地使用标记工具,掌握正确的铅笔握持和字形,这对他们未来的成功至关重要,因为这些技能对他们进入一年级及以后的学习非常重要。

Reading – At Norwich we are dedicated to building a love of reading from a young age and having confident readers. We use the Oxford Reading Tree book scheme which is the United Kingdom’s most successful reading scheme.  Oxford Reading Tree is well loved by young readers for its characters and varied writing styles that give children everything they need to become self-assured readers. Oxford Reading Tree is a great tool that works directly with synthetic phonics. Starting from Reception, children will bring home reading books and develop their skills in school through guided reading sessions. It is vital that parents take the time to read with their child and foster a real love for reading.

阅读——在诺维奇(Norwich),我们致力于从小培养对阅读的热爱,培养自信的读者。我们采用了“牛津阅读树”(Oxford Reading Tree)计划,这是英国最成功的阅读计划。“牛津阅读树”以其独特的人物性格和多样化的写作风格深受年轻读者的喜爱,这些风格给了孩子们成为自信读者所需的一切。“牛津阅读树“是一个很好的工具,可以直接使用合成语音。从幼儿园小班开始,孩子们可以带书籍回家阅读,并在学校通过导读课程来发展他们的技能。父母花时间和孩子一起阅读,培养孩子对阅读的真正热爱是至关重要的。

Specialist lessons – During the week the children in Early Years have to opportunity to participate in specialist lessons for Music, Thai, Mandarin, Mindfulness, Physical Education and Swimming or Water Play. In addition, the children are also able to visit the Early Years library and check out books to read at home as well as work on the computers and or iPads/tablets to learn basic ICT skills.

专业课程——在一周内,孩子们有机会参加音乐、泰语、普通话、正念、体育、游泳或水上游戏等专业课程。此外,他们还可以参观幼儿图书馆,借书回家阅读,以及在电脑或平板电脑上学习基本的信息技术技能。

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