Features of the Learning Programmes


In Antonia, we develop all our academic programmes based on the Early Years Foundation Stage framework. We keep in mind the change in needs and development of young children with close reference to the guidelines of the EYFS. We ensure that our programmes are executed and assessed according to these world recognized British national standards. 

70% of the school day is taught in English.30% of the school day is taught in Mandarin.


What is Early Years Foundation Stage?


  • It sets standards for the development, learning and care of children from birth to five years old
  • EYFS Profile is used for ongoing observation and assessment throughout the year
  • EYFS uses seven areas of learning; three prime and four specific areas.
  • Prime Areas:
  • Physical DevelopmentPE
  • Personal, Social and EmotionalPSE
  • Communication and Language
  • Specific Areas:Communication
  • Literacy-From Listening & Speaking, to Reading & WritingLiteracy
  • Mathematics Maths
  • Understanding the World-Culture & TraditionUTW
  • Expressive Art and Design-Appreciation & Life Values EducationArt

How is EYFS being taught?


The EYFS Curriculum identifies three characteristics of effective learning:

  • Playing and Exploring: Engagement
  • Active Learning: Motivation
  • Creating and Thinking Critically: Thinking

 Why EYFS?



Learning and teaching within the EYFS framework, we aim to develop children into a fully-rounded individual who are ready for Primary School upon graduation. Also, we provide a programme that promises a happy and safe environment where children feel both special and unique. All activities are designed and planned that are child initiated as well to provide constructive play and a learning environment through a holistic approach. Our aim is to create a strong bond with the children, parents and the school to enhance abilities and skills of the whole child in early childhood education.

The areas of learning from the Pre-Nursery Class to K3 are:

  • Theme–based reading and writing in both English and Chinese
  • English and Chinese Vocabulary and English Sight-words
  • English Phonics
  • Mathematics in English and Chinese
  • Physical Education
  • Art and Music