At the British College of Gavà we aim to help your children ‘Be the best they can be’. This journey is one we take in partnership with the parents, teachers and children. As educators, there is no greater privilege than watching a child grow and develop not only in his or her learning, but also in his or her abilities to communicate, play and interact with others.
Welcome from the Head
of EYFS & Lower Primary
For me there is nothing better than being surrounded by inquisitive learners, thoughtful questions, laughter and creativity, and in our EYFS and Lower Primary school this is exactly what we have from the moment the children join us. Our aim is to ensure that our pupils’ school days are filled with happiness, exploration and a sense of belonging as they approach each task with gained confidence and interest.
The memories and experiences encountered in the early years of a child’s life and education are fundamental in instilling positive dispositions towards learning. Children are born with a natural desire to explore and learn and our team of experienced, enthusiastic and dedicated teachers and assistants, strive to ensure that each child acquires a firm foundation of lifelong skills, through a carefully planned curriculum.
Our outdoor areas and Forest School sessions provide a rich environment for children to engage and immerse themselves in the natural environment and all classes have their own designated space for growing, playing and learning.
I look forward to welcoming you and your child into our very special community where we will work closely together as a child-teacher-parent partnership to foster the love and passion for lifelong learning.Nina Pilcher
Head of EYFS & Lower Primary
The Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum is a broad and exciting framework that comprises seven main Areas of Learning. These are:
• Personal, social and emotional development (PSED)
• Communication and Language (CL)
• Physical development (PD)
• Understanding the world (UTW)
• Expressive arts and design (EAD)
Lower Primary is made up of two year groups-Years 1 and 2, and these two year groups are referred to as Key Stage 1 of the National Curriculum. As the children leave EYFS we ensure a smooth transition by continuing with elements of the EYFS pedagogy to ensure that passion and creativity for learning remains. With the confidence and independence gained in Early Years, Lower Primary children are well equipped to build upon their skills and understanding in order to access the broad and challenging Key Stage 1 curriculum.