Early Years

International Curriculum

Children who join the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) should be between 2 - 4 years at the beginning of the school year. K1, K2 and Reception, form the Early Years. Nursery (K1 and K2) Classes are largely communal and children share activities across a range of free-flowing ‘playing to learn’ areas.

The teaching team in Early Years is dedicated to laying the foundations for your child to thrive. Fostering a love for learning through play and imagination, and focusing on language development and social growth are key to the Early Years. We provide a learning environment that stimulates intellectual and social confidence in each pupil from the earliest stages. Our philosophy is that individual abilities should be nurtured, and children should be encouraged to be curious and begin to develop independence, opening the doors for academic success. Our small class sizes and low teacher-to-child ratios ensure your child gets all the attention they deserve.

The Reception class has its own classroom. Children begin the formal process of learning to read and write. We use the international recognised synthetic phonic approach, which children will continue using in Key Stage 1. Numeracy includes learning number facts, understanding mathematical concepts and developing calculation skills. Children's learning is developed by hands-on practical activities. In addition to P.E., art and music, children study a number of topics.. These explore early science, history and geography subjects which challenge and engage pupils in understanding their place in the world. Personal, social and health education is an important part of learning in the Early Years and is integrated into lessons. Children are taught to work both independently and in a group, respecting and gaining an understanding of others. They are encouraged to share and to be kind to their classmates.

Tanzanian National Curriculum (NECTA)

We follow the new Curriculum for Basic Education Standards for Standards I, II and III. As an English-Medium school, the emphasis is on the learning of English throughout the curriculum so that pupils become fluent in the language, in both spoken and written forms. Interactions at The Latham School are conducted in English, which includes children conversing in English, which will support your child in developing fluency.

At The Latham School curriculum for pupils in the Tanzanian National Curriculum Section goes beyond the requirements of the Basic Education Curriculum. An integral part of the curriculum for all students is technology and PE, which also includes a swimming lesson for every child, every week.