Early Years Curriculum - Bangkok Prep

Early Years Curriculum

Our Early Years Curriculum Explained

At Bangkok Prep, our Early Years curriculum is based on the Early Years Foundation Stage framework of England. The curriculum is facilitated through our unique thematic topics and child-led learning experiences, introducing children to a stimulating and engaging school life; where enjoyment and exploration are the key ingredients in an approach that develops learning through play. The framework develops concepts, skills, learning strategies and positive attitudes across the intellectual, social and physical areas of learning. The Early Years takes into account the four main principles of the Early Years curriculum, focusing on the child as a unique individual; the positive facilitation of learning through the enabling environment and learning spaces; the development of positive relationships and embracing the different styles and pace of learning and development for all children. Our Early Years curriculum consists of the following seven areas with seventeen underpinning aspects:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development (Self-Regulation, Managing Self and Building Relationships).
  • Communication and Language(Listening, Attention and Understanding and Speaking).
  • Physical Development(Gross Motor Skills and Fine Motor Skills).
  • Literacy(Comprehension, Word Reading and Writing).
  • Mathematics(Number and Numerical Patterns).
  • Understanding of the World(Past and Present, People, Culture and Communities and the Natural World).
  • Expressive Arts and Design(Creating with Materials and Being Imaginative and Expressive).

In the Early Years, the curriculum considers each individual child’s needs; ensuring that children are making continuous progress whilst maintaining confidence and a can-do attitude. It incorporates early literacy and mathematical skills, as well as encompassing a play-based philosophy, which links social interaction and theme-based learning. Specialist sessions to further enhance the learning opportunities in Early Years are provided for Thai Language and Thai Cultural Studies, Music, Library, Physical Education and Swimming. If your child is not yet of school age, we invite you to attend our Playgroup, held on Tuesday and Thursday mornings (during term time). Click here for more details please visit our playgroup page.

Early Years offers a well-supervised, safe and stimulating learning environment where children are supervised by native English teachers and Thai speaking teaching assistants. Language is acquired and continuously developed through the immersion method. Thus enabling children to be fully absorbed into the English language, which helps them quickly find their way in our international community. Our Early Years is the ideal preparation for the transition into the Primary school. For young children’s wellbeing and development, the outdoor environment is as equally valued and important as the indoor classroom. The outdoors is different to indoors and these differences are what make it special and important. We ensure that our children have access to a high-quality outdoor environment that provides a wonderfully rich and dynamic environment for exploration, play and discussion. Further details of the Early Years Foundation Stage and helpful guides for parents can be accessed at Foundation Years

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Primary School

The Head of Primary at Bangkok Prep emphasizes the importance of primary education in shaping students’ lives academically and socially. The school aims to prepare global citizens capable of facing life’s challenges in an ever-changing world. With a dedicated team of educators, Bangkok Prep sets high standards, encouraging students to dream big and work hard towards their goals.

Aligned with the National Curriculum of England and Wales, the school’s curriculum is adapted to reflect Thai culture and society. Teaching follows an innovative thematic approach, integrating real-life contexts with academic rigor to develop well-rounded individuals. Learning is personalized to cater to diverse abilities and talents, fostering mutual respect, trust, and inclusivity.

Bangkok Prep’s primary curriculum extends beyond statutory requirements, focusing on engaging cross-curricular themes to facilitate high-quality learning. Emphasizing active and interactive learning experiences, the curriculum encourages exploration, questioning, and collaboration. The school aims to nurture students’ curiosity, helping them discover lifelong passions and talents while preparing them for a fulfilling future.

Admissions Procedure

When choosing Bangkok Prep for your child, you’re welcomed into the school family, ensuring a warm and supportive environment. The admissions process begins with completing a brief enquiry form, followed by an invitation for an introductory visit and tour. Conveniently located on Sukhumvit 77, Bangkok Prep offers both Primary and Secondary campuses. Upon deciding on Bangkok Prep, applicants submit their application form and required documents. Assessment sessions are then scheduled based on the applicant’s year level, ranging from 30 minutes to 3 hours. The assessment includes various activities and tests tailored to different age groups. After assessment, the admissions team evaluates the application and notifies the family of the decision within 1-2 weeks. Successful applicants receive a formal offer letter and an invoice for initial fees, including placement, security, and registration fees, which must be paid within the specified timeframe to secure the child’s place.

Early Years

At Bangkok Prep, the Early Years curriculum follows the Early Years Foundation Stage framework of England, emphasizing thematic topics and child-led learning for a stimulating and enjoyable school experience. It nurtures learning through play and focuses on developing concepts, skills, and positive attitudes across various areas including personal, social, emotional, communication, language, physical, literacy, mathematics, understanding of the world, and expressive arts and design. The curriculum prioritizes individualized learning, ensuring continuous progress while maintaining confidence and a can-do attitude. Specialist sessions in Thai language and culture, music, library, physical education, and swimming further enhance learning opportunities. Supervised by native English teachers and Thai-speaking teaching assistants, children immerse in language acquisition through the immersion method, preparing them for the international community. The Early Years program prioritizes outdoor learning environments, valuing them as essential for children’s wellbeing and development. It serves as ideal preparation for the transition into primary school and provides resources for parents on the Foundation Years website.

Secondary School

Bangkok Prep prides itself on being a distinct international secondary school in Bangkok, prioritizing student needs and providing a stimulating learning environment. Central to this is the pastoral system, where each student is assigned to a tutor group led by a Form Tutor, ensuring personalized care and support. The curriculum evolves to meet students’ changing needs, offering a core curriculum supplemented by option subjects as students mature. Key Stage 3 (Years 7-9) focuses on a broad curriculum adapted from the English National Curriculum, fostering personal growth. In Key Stage 4 (Years 10-11), students choose option subjects alongside a core curriculum, culminating in IGCSE examinations. Key Stage 5 (Years 12-13) sees students specialize in Advanced Level courses while also engaging in a core curriculum and receiving support for university applications. Bangkok Prep fosters a warm, inclusive community and actively participates in regional competitions and events. The school encourages student involvement and leadership, ensuring a thriving learning environment. Contact information is provided for further inquiries.

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