In the Early Years section of Matrix International Academy,
we provide a hybrid of the British Early Years
Foundation Stage Curriculum and that of the Early Childhood
Education and Care of Nigeria and ensure that the fusion
meets the needs of the diverse pupils we serve.
We ensure all children are aware of the Nigerian heritage through language, music, drama, song, dance and art. Our focus is the optimum development of the child and a thorough preparation for a successful transition to the primary school.
We work with our pupils and their parents/guardians to ensure that their attainment of the Learning Goals is achieved in the seven areas of learning of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum:
- Communication and Language.
- Problem Solving, Reasoning & Numeracy.
- Physical Development.
- Creative Development.
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development.
- Understanding the World.
The LITTLE TOTS programme is for children who are 18 months to approximately two years old. Each class consists of up to 7 children with a Lead Teacher and an Assistant. Children are introduced to MIA concepts of respect, order, concentration, coordination and independence through their work and social interactions. This programme is from 8:00-1:00pm
The PLAY GROUP programme is for children two to three years old. Children work at their own pace in a multi-age setting, learning independently or from each other through exploration of learning materials. The curriculum includes practical life, sensorial activities, phonics, scribbling. The School day is from 8:00am-1:00pm.
The NURSERY program is for children ages three to four years who get more acquainted with nursery rhymes and more work from 8:00am-1:00pm. After lunch, children needing rest will move to the napping room and will return to the classroom when awake. After napping, children are welcomed back into their environment and free to choose work if there is still time left in the session. Third year children, and children not needing a rest, will remain in their classroom for the full afternoon work cycle.
The Reception programme preapres the children for primary school life. The subjects offerred at this stage range from Maths, English, Sceicne, Global Education to Geography.