How We Work In-line With The EYFS Framework

articles nursery Jul 29, 2021

At Mando School, our teachers go through an intensive training programme to ensure the EYFS framework is delivered successfully. We place particular emphasis on play, songs, games, movements, repetition, affirmations and visual aids.

Our class plans fit the EYFS framework as we know the  importance to support the mental, social and physical development of young children.  So how do we do this?



Learning Mandarin Chinese can be difficult but when learning through stimulating resources such as visual slides, songs, games, physical movements, gestures and fun story-led adventures, children can gain confidence, be self-assured, independent and resilient. Learning Mandarin Chinese can also enable children to develop empathy, become more open minded about other cultures and therefore encouraging respect to other children and their backgrounds.


Children will be supported in class to encourage confidence, independence and self esteem through positive relationships. Our teachers are trained to foster a warm and a sense of belonging to respond to children's needs, feelings and interests. They will be communicating with other children in Mandarin Chinese and English to create friendship, trust and support in one another. 


Each child will share the experience of learning Mandarin Chinese in a safe and enabling environment with the support of a strong partnership between practitioners, parents and carers. Through stimulating resources, children will become open minded about different cultures and communities and supporting children to take risks and explore. Children will be able to value all people and enjoy learning Mandarin Chinese. 


Children develop personal, social and emotional skills through our programmes - children go on wild adventures stretching their imagination, they also learn the intonations of tones, play games that encourage physical and mental development. Children also learn to listen, be attentive, understanding and practice their speaking during the class. Our role-play encourages children to move and increase physical activity for example building a house, chopping wood, swimming through the deep blue sea! 


So how do we put this all into practice?

We teach Mandarin to Children through an immersive approach so that children can begin to associate vocabulary to an action or meaning. They are encouraged to answer open questions, give suggestions and improvise for example when we ask what house the fourth little piggy should build?

This enables children to explore and express themselves offering their own interpretation of characters reproducing sounds and express various emotions for example if we were to meet an extremely shy elephant, how would the child emulate this emotion and size of an animal?

The core of our nursery classes focuses on dramatic stories and play - children will receive visual queues whilst the teacher telling the story in Mandarin. This is supplemented with songs, dances, repetition and bags full of energy and fun!


If you're interested in signing up for Mandarin Classes at your Children Centre, Nursery or Home, please visit the nursery page for more information: 

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