Sunbird & Sugarbird

Sunbird Class

Ages 2 – 5.5 years
Capacity: 10

Teachers: 2

We offer a specialized individualised International Early Years Curriculum for children to help them learn in an environment that is stress free and fun.

In our Sunbird and Sugarbird classrooms, children are encouraged to explore their surroundings, ask questions, experiment with materials, and engage in play throughout all areas.

Our teachers implement a curriculum that incorporates the highest of standards. Various methods such as games, songs, discussions, stories, arts and crafts, nature exploration and times for free play are just a few of the learning experiences our learners enjoy.

Learning Principles

IEYC Learning Principles

Each child will have their own unique learning journey through the IEYC. How children learn and develop will depend on the IEYC Units of Learning that are implemented, and learning that is driven through the children’s own interests.

Whilst each IEYC unit clearly states what children will experience and learn about in each unit, child-initiated learning is also taken into consideration. For example, an IEYC activity may include several experiences drawn from from one or more of the four IEYC Learning Strands, but a child may extend this learning through experience linked to his or her own curiosity and enquiry.

IEYC Process of Learning

Classroom Schedule

8:00-8:30 Open play, sensory table, small manipulatives, easels and exploration

8:30 – 9:00 Transition to morning circle including tidying up
9:00-9:15 Large Group Circle Time – includes, but is not limited to songs, music, finger plays, flannel board songs/stories, and dancing or other large body movements and exploring current theme unit
9:15-10:00 “Activity Time” – includes but is not limited to theme related art experiences, small manipulatives and fine motor exploration, sensory and science discovery, dramatic play experiences, block play, in house field trips, and campus walks in small groups
10:00- 10:30 Mid-morning Snack

10:30 – 11:00 Outside time

11:00 – 11:30 diving into small groups for sensory room experience/culture & science

11:30 – 12:00 tidy up for story time

12:00- 12:05 transition into home time. Children get their bags and shoes and sit on the mat
12:05-12:30 Home time
12:30-1:00 outside time

1:00 – 2:30 Naptime

2:30-2:300 Large Group Circle Time – includes but is not limited to stories/books, music, finger plays, flannel board songs/stories, and dancing or other large body movements
2:30-3:00 Transition to snack, includes washing hands
3:00-3:15 PM snack
3:15-4:00 Divide into small groups, open play*
4:00-4:30 “Activity Time” – Same as above
4:30-5:00 Outside (weather permitting) or open play and exploration. Clean up.