Teaching and Learning

At Clarence our vision is to shape confident, imaginative and curious learners primed with a foundation of academic excellence. We achieve this through personalised, play-based learning experiences designed with a focus on the arts and grounded in the British EYFS curriculum.

The context of learning at Clarence is adapted to an international setting with a focus on the arts.

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The EYFS is based on seven areas of learning and development, covering the foundational knowledge and skills which form children's readiness for elementary school and future progress.

Personal, Social, and

Emotional Development

Developing a positive sense of self, forming positive relationships and developing respect for others; developing social skills and learning how to manage feelings; understanding appropriate behaviour in groups; and developing self-confidence

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Physical Development

Developing a positive sense of self, forming positive relationships and developing respect for others; developing social skills and learning how to manage feelings; understanding appropriate behaviour in groups; and developing self-confidence

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Communication and Language

Experiencing a text-rich language environment to develop the confidence and skills in self-expression, speaking and listening.

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Literacy

Learning to use phonics effectively to read and write. Being exposed to a wide range of reading material (fiction, non-fiction, poetry and picture books) to inspire and ignite a love of literature.

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Mathematics

Develop and improve skills in counting, understanding and using numbers, calculating simple problems; describing shapes, spaces, and measures.

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Expressive Arts and Design

Exploring and playing with a wide range of media. Sharing thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of activities in Art, Poetry, Music, Movement, Dance, Role Play, and Design Technology.

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The Clarence Approach

In addition to our emphasis on educational excellence in literacy and numeracy, our teaching and learning philosophy is driven by a strong focus on developing intrinsic curiosity, building self-confidence, and becoming socialised, responsible individuals. Mastery of languages and the arts are essential for these objectives.

 

We think of the arts as the intermediary territory between the magical world of infancy, and this world in which we live. By placing arts at the centre of our curriculum, we equip children with all the necessary academic and social abilities, without forgoing the magic of childhood. 

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