Kindergarten – Preschool
Key Stage 1
YEAR 1 AND YEAR 2
In our kindergarten in Warsaw, our philosophy is to help children to develop as confident, enthusiastic learners, by providing them with an engaging, broad and rich curriculum. We lay the foundation for the academic and social skills that will be developed throughout your child’s school career. We construct our curriculum thematically so that subject content is linked. We provide our pupils with the opportunity to express themselves clearly and creatively as we believe that learning begins with children’s questions and our teachers will guide your child in finding the answers.>
In Key Stage 1, children will be taught the following subjects:
Your child will gain experience in reading, listening and understanding a range of texts, including fiction, non-fiction and poetry. At this stage, children also learn to recite short poetic texts, participate in discussions on the texts they read and express their observations clearly. We implement a phonics program that will enable your child to identify, blend and decode words and produce their own texts. In our preschool in Warsaw children also learn to recite short poetry, participate in discussions on the texts they read and express their observations clearly. They will acquire grammar and punctuation skills to give their writing greater depth and precision.
Our Maths curriculum encompasses a range of skills including the number system, calculations, shape and directions. Your child will use learning about numbers and place value to help them solve problems in addition, subtraction, division and multiplication, both in calculations and real world situations. In our kindergarten in Warsaw, at this stage children learn to count, solve one-step problems involving multiplication and division, by calculating the answer using specific objects, pictorial representations and arrays.
We implement investigative Science from the start. Beginning with asking questions, your child will be inducted in using systematic testing and observation to help them learn about the world around them. Your child will investigate: how plants, animals and humans are constructed and behave; how we can use the properties of materials; how seasonal changes affect the weather and the environment. During a science lesson in our international kindergarten in Warsaw, your child will learn to observe changes over time, notice patterns, group, identify and classify objects, perform simple comparative tests and use simple, scientific language to describe phenomena and observations.>
History teaches children the complexity of the process of change and differences between communities, but also allows them to understand their own identity and the challenges of the modern world. In the Humanities, your child will investigate factors that contribute to events and places. We will also be looking at significant historical figures. We induct children in collecting and using primary and secondary sources to answer their own questions. In our kindergarten in Warsaw your child will gain a coherent knowledge of history and will be prepared to formulate observations, think critically, choose arguments, develop perspective and judgment.
In our preschool in Warsaw, education in geography will arouse your child’s curiosity and fascination with the world and people. Our curriculum equip students with knowledge about different places, communities and resources, both human and natural. Deepening the knowledge of the Earth allows you to understand physical and human processes as well as shape and use landscapes and environments.
Art and Design
Art embodies some of the highest forms of human creativity. In our kindergarten in Warsaw we introduce children to various artists and their works, which is the basis for the development of their own creativity. From this starting point, your child will gain experience in manipulating a range of materials to produce pictures, sculptures and working models. Education in arts, crafts and design engages, inspires and challenges pupils. Art lessons are an opportunity to develop creative thinking and critical understanding of art and design. Our pupils also learn how art reflects and shapes history and contributes to the culture.
Music lessons in our kindergarten in Warsaw engage our students and inspire them to develop their music skills and knowledge and also shape them as listeners. Your child will have the opportunity to use what they learn in music to contribute to group performances, building skills. Learning music also allows our pupils to increase self-confidence, develop creativity and a sense of achievement. Your child will be able to experiment with sounds, learn about music from different parts of the world and historical periods, learn to sing simple songs and listen attentively.
Computing lessons equips pupils with the use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. Children will learn the necessary skills such as using computers and digital devices, searching for information, understanding simple programs and algorithms. In our preschool in Warsaw, your child will gain experience in a safe use of applications, programs and the internet. They will investigate what computers can do and what they can do with computers.
Physical education is extremely important for health and development of children. Our sport curriculum develops precision in movement and coordination. Your child will have the opportunity to engage in individual sports and team games. In our kindergarten in Warsaw, students learn basic movement skills by doing simple exercises as well as taking part in physical activities based on both competition and cooperation.
|Starting age||Thames British School||Poland||United States||China|
|5-6||Year 1||Klasa 0 / Zerówka||Kindergarten||Preschool|
|6-7||Year 2||Klasa 1||Grade 1||Grade 1|
Note: As an international school we conduct admissions placement all throughout the year. Applications for the academic year 2020-2021 are for children in Nursery (2.5 years old) through to IB (18 years old).