United Lisbon International School

Designed specifically for children aged 2 to 5

Early Years Curriculum

Discover the International Early Years Curriculum (IEYC)

Welcome to united Lisbon, where the lifelong learning journey begins with the International Early Years Curriculum (IEYC). Designed specifically for children aged 2 to 5, the IEYC supports the unique developmental needs of young learners through a flexible and comprehensive framework. This innovative curriculum fosters holistic development by engaging children in meaningful, developmentally appropriate activities that inspire a love for learning and lay a strong foundation for future educational success.

Holistic Development
The IEYC recognise cognitive, physical, social, and emotional growth interconnectedness. Our curriculum emphasises holistic development, ensuring each child receives a well-rounded early education.

Key Learning Strands
The IEYC curriculum is organised around four essential learning strands:

  • Independence and Interdependence – Children develop personal and social skills, learning about themselves and how they relate to others.
  • Communicating -This strand focuses on fostering language, literacy, and communication skills.
  • Enquiring -We encourage curiosity, problem-solving, and cognitive development through exploration and investigation.
  • Healthy Living and Physical Well-Being – Promoting physical health, well-being, and an understanding of healthy lifestyles is central to our approach.

Thematic Units
Our curriculum uses thematic units that provide a context for learning. Each unit is designed to be engaging and relevant, drawing on children’s interests and real-world experiences.
Play is at the heart of the IEYC, recognising its critical role in early childhood development. The curriculum integrates structured play activities and unstructured play opportunities to support various aspects of development.Global Awareness
The IEYC incorporates elements that promote global awareness and multicultural understanding, helping children develop a sense of global citizenship from an early age.

Stimulating Learning Environment
The learning environment in IEYC settings is designed to be stimulating, safe, and supportive. We offer indoor and outdoor spaces encouraging exploration, creativity, and discovery.

Foundations for Success
The seven foundations of the IPC and IEYC create a supportive learning environment that imparts knowledge and fosters essential life skills, values, and attitudes. These elements are crucial for students to succeed in the 21st century.

Join us and discover how the IEYC can nurture your child's growth and prepare them for a bright future!

International Primary Curriculum (IPC)

We are dedicated to providing an active and enriching education for children aged 3-12 through the International Primary Curriculum (IPC). The IPC is a comprehensive, thematic, and creative curriculum designed to integrate various subjects, helping students make connections across different areas of learning while developing personal and international mindedness.

IPC Curriculum Design
The IPC is structured around thematic units that cover multiple subjects. This integrated approach allows students to see how knowledge and skills interrelate, enhancing their understanding and retention. Each thematic unit starts with an engaging entry point activity to spark interest and curiosity. The unit concludes with an exit point, where students reflect on their learning and demonstrate their new knowledge and skills.

Knowledge, Skills, and Understanding
The IPC differentiates between knowledge (facts and information), skills (practical abilities), and understanding (the deeper meaning and connections between concepts). Our activities and assessments are carefully designed to address these different aspects of learning, ensuring a well-rounded educational experience.

Global Perspective
The IPC places a strong emphasis on developing a global perspective. Each unit includes activities that help students learn about and appreciate different cultures and global issues, fostering international mindedness and a sense of global citizenship.

Flexible Curriculum
Our school has the flexibility to adapt IPC units to our local context, integrating local or national curriculum requirements as needed. The IPC encourages collaborative learning, with students working together on projects and activities, enhancing their teamwork and communication skills.

Fostering a Love for Learning
The IPC aims to foster a love for learning by developing essential skills and preparing students to be active, informed, and responsible global citizens. Our curriculum is designed to inspire curiosity, critical thinking, and a lifelong passion for knowledge.

Foundations for Success
The seven foundations of the IPC and IEYC create a dynamic and supportive learning environment that not only imparts knowledge but also fosters essential life skills, values, and attitudes. These elements are crucial for students to succeed in the 21st century.

Discover how the IPC can enrich your child's educational journey, preparing them for a bright and successful future!