Upper Preschool 3 - 6 years

In Upper Preschool we create learning experiences which inspire students to actively apply their knowledge, understanding and skills in their daily play. We achieve this through the IB Primary Years Programme Units of Inquiry.
As they progress through Upper Preschool, children continue to develop their independence and are encouraged to manage their own clothes, food and play. During our daily learning experiences there is also a focus on early literacy and mathematics and the introduction and exploration of numbers and sounds through play.



The children in the Upper Preschool (Pre-School 4 and 5) follow a programme combining the learning as described in the IB Primary Years Program (PYP) and the Norwegian Framework plan (Rammeplan) for pre-schools.


In the Upper Preschool children are encouraged to develop their phonic knowledge through our Letter and Sounds programme. We encourage children to develop their phonic knowledge through listening, understanding and play based activities, to lay the foundations for reading and writing.

Mathematics is a key part of our program. Within their play based learning activities, the children explore and experience numbers, shapes, space and measures in practical ways.

At a Glance:
  • Early phonics with letters and sounds
  • Early reading and writing through play
  • Early mathematics through play