Educational aims and objectives

SIAL Prospectus 2014 KMP-0403For the EYFS years our approach is based on the Reggio Emilia Programme, one of the most exciting recent developments in the world of education.
The Reggio Emilia approach to education is committed to the creation of conditions for learning that will enhance and facilitate children’s construction of his/her own powers of thinking through the synthesis of all the expressive, communicative and cognitive languages.

The Reggio Emilia approach is based upon the following principles:

  • the curriculum builds upon the interests of children who are encouraged to determine the course of teaching and its form
  • the teacher is a teacher-researcher, a resource and guide as he/she lends expertise to children. His/her role is first and foremost to be that of a learner alongside the children. Educators carefully listen, observe, and document children’s work and the growth of community in their classroom and are to provoke, co-construct, and stimulate thinking, and children’s collaboration with their peers
  • projects as in-depth studies of concepts, ideas, and interests, which arise within the group. Throughout a project, teachers help children make decisions about the ways in which the group will research the topic
  • collaborative group work, both large and small, is considered valuable and necessary. Children are encouraged to dialogue, critique, negotiate, and problem solve through group work. Multiple perspectives promote both a sense of group membership and the uniqueness of self
  • documentation of children’s work in progress is viewed as an important tool in the learning process for children, teachers, and parents
  • great attention is given to the look and feel of the classroom. Interior decor of classrooms and ambience are used to enhance the learning experience

For further information about the Reggio Emilia Project please visit: http://zerosei.comune.re.it/index.htm


pittura1Our teachers will take the children through various themes to specific objectives of skills which are naturally part of their development but in a constructive and global way:

  • become conscious of their body
  • develop a sense of autonomy and identity
  • build up confidence in his/her ability to communicate and express him/herself in both languages
  • take pride in sharing his/her ideas
  • move on from a passive observation of facts and phenomena to an active ability to place them and understand them
  • learn to accept and use all the physical means of communication through art, music, drama
  • start the exploration of new multi-media means to become more aware of new forms of art and communication
  • learn to have respect for diversity and an acceptance of others, learn to help others and to try and understand their behaviour
  • develop a sense of belonging to a family and a community
  • develop the ability to understand and complete tasks both on his/her own and in groups to a communal end
  • develop a sense of responsibility for his/her actions