Tanglin has actively developed a curriculum that we hope not only inspires but excites both our children and teachers.
Whilst the foundational framework of our curriculum is still based upon the UK Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and English National Curriculum, with the new Tanglin 3-14 curriculum we have been able to utilise the very latest research in curriculum design and cognitive science from around the world to enhance and elevate it, ensuring it is perfectly matched to our context and community. Here at Tanglin we firmly believe that equipping our young 21st century learners with the relevant skills and knowledge to help them move forward into the unknown is our primary duty as teachers. We have a duty of care to ensure children begin to develop a sense of respect, responsibility and purpose through spiritual, moral, social and cultural awareness, enabling them to thrive and flourish, whatever life throws at them.
Our Forest School provision offers Infant children the opportunity to extend their learning in an outdoor setting and promotes a deeper connection to nature. The children develop an interest in the great outdoors and develop a relationship with the natural world which will help in protecting the environment for generations to come.
The Curiosity Approach
Cherry picking from Reggio Emilia, Steiner, Te Whāriki (New Zealand’s Early Years Curriculum) and Montessori methods, the Curiosity Approach encourages an environment in which children’s innate desire to learn can flourish. In the Nursery, natural, recycled and authentic materials have been used to create cosy, comfortable play spaces that children can independently explore. Both classrooms and outdoor areas are a hive of activity, with children enjoying the process of learning as well as its end result.