Early Years: 1 to 5 yr olds

Our Early Years Programme (1-5 years)

General Information / Curriculum / Routines / Enrollment
Welcome to the early years programme at Provo Primary School.   We are excited to be partnering with you during the most intense period of development your child will ever experience. In these wonderful early childhood years, your family will develop patterns and habits, and your child will develop brain architecture and learning styles, all of which will shape lives. Research tells us time and time again the importance that a supportive learning environment makes in determining your child’s future. We hope that at Provo Primary you will find just such an environment.

First days at school…

First days can be daunting! For some children, early days at Provo Primary may be their first experience of separating from the most important people in their short lives. We seek to make this transition as smooth as possible, both for child and adult. We offer a flexible approach that enables us to cater for each child and family individually, as we work together to ensure that children feel secure and happy.

Settling in…

As the children start to settle, we help each one to feel that he/she belongs and is important by listening to the children and respecting their thoughts, ideas and views. Children thrive on structure and routines, and, as each child becomes more confident and independent, they start to explore different activities and mix with others around them and within the school.

Taking time…

All children have a natural desire to learn and do so at their own individual pace. We provide a stimulating environment wherein the children can develop their own relationships and learn new skills – but in their own time and their own way. We recognise that all children are different and, as we get to know each child closely, we monitor and plan for each child’s individual development and progress whilst nurturing their special character, strengths and skills.

Experimenting and trying new things…

Our aim is that all children will fulfill their potential. We encourage children to become active learners who, by asking questions, gain confidence as they explore the world around them. Children are naturally curious; we aim to foster that curiosity through well-planned and well-resourced activities in a stimulating environment.


We value and promote play as a meaningful method of learning. Every day is different! Throughout the morning, the children will be engrossed in a variety of activities, both adult-led and child-initiated, inside our colourful and child friendly classrooms and out in our playground/garden area. During free play, both inside and outdoors, the children may choose from activities, including creative / messy play, construction, small world, role play, soft play, sand, water, bikes or the book corner.


We aim to help children develop responsibility for themselves and their actions, and to become competent, independent and co-operative individuals. Many opportunities arise to encourage the children to think how their behaviour affects others. We believe discipline to be important and we approach this with love, fairness and firmness, encouraging children to make right choices and to live within the boundaries set for them. We want all children to have respect both for themselves and other people.


At Provo Primary we offer a huge variety of trips and events for the children to enjoy. We offer field trips to local environments and we encourage special visitors to come to share their expertise. In December, we join with the whole school in performances on the stage in front of an audience of family and friends and there is a special visit from Santa. In the Spring Term, we have a Sports Day and a special Spring bonnet parade and Egg Hunt. In the Summer term, we celebrate Mother’s Day and Father’s Day inviting family members in to join in the fun!

Stepping out…

By the time children move into Year 1, we hope that they will be secure, confident and well rounded little people.


General Information

The school runs from September to June. Our classes include:

Toddlers: A part-time programme for 12 months to 2 year olds. See our Toddlers Class Information Booklet

Preschool: A part-time or full-time programme for 2 and 3 year olds.   See our Preschool Class Information Booklet

Junior Kindergarten: A part-time or full-time programme for 3 and 4 year olds. See our JK Class Information Booklet

Senior Kindergarten: A full-time programme for 4 and 5 year olds (North American Junior Kindergarten or K1 class).  See our Senior Kindergarten Class Information Booklet


Our Toddler, Preschool, Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten programmes follow the English Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum (EYFS) and adopt a ‘play-based’/topic themed approach to learning.

See all of our latest topic plans

Our curriculum helps children learn to: design and implement projects based on their own interest areas, develop social and emotional skills such as initiative, problem solving, conflict resolution, relationship building, the ability to gather information from a number of sources which will later translate into academic disciplines, and synthesize the information into theory.

In the curriculum there are three prime and four specific areas of learning, and the three learning characteristics:
The prime areas of learning:
  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
 The specific areas of learning:
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

The learning characteristics:

  • Playing and Exploring
  • Active Learning
  • Creating and Thinking Critically

Each area of learning and development has ‘Early Learning Goals’. These set out the skills, understanding, knowledge and attitudes we hope children will reach or exceed by the end of the Early Years Foundation Stage, in Kindergarten (by 5 years old). Children will be at different stages of progress towards these ‘Goals’ depending on their age and stage of development. Our teachers understand this and take it into account when planning activities.


Children will experience the following elements in the course of their day with us:

• Arrival/welcoming time
• Singing, music and or movement
• Centre choice time
• Small group time
• Large group time
• Outdoor play
• Clean up
• Meals – snack and lunch times
• Rest

It is our aim that our programmes will encourage creativity, curiosity, discovery, understanding and build the foundations of a love of learning.



If you choose to enroll your child in Provo Primary Early Years Programme, we look forward to experiencing and sharing this time with you. We know that these early childhood years are critical foundation years and we will be honored to share these most precious years with us. We will do our utmost to provide you and your child with the support and resources that will help your child develop to his/her unique potential.
For an appointment to visit our early years programme in action, please call the school at (649) 441 5638 or email director@provoprimary.com. Please also visit our Enrollment section of the website.