Our English programme aims to develop children’s literacy skills and competence in the language. The phonics component teaches children the basic skills in reading and spelling decodable words, as well as recognizing sight (or tricky) words. The programme combines stories, rhymes, literacy activities, reading, spelling and creative writing. Together with our in-house materials, we use a total of 19 readers for K2 and K3.
Our Mathematics programme emphasises the development of fundamental Mathematical concepts from the concrete to the abstract. The language-oriented and problem-solving approach involves interesting hands-on activities that make Mathematics fun and challenging. We use a combination of our own materials, Key to Learning curriculum and an Australian programme, Growing with Mathematics.
Art & Craft
Activities like painting, printing, drawing, collage work and handcraft allow children another medium of expression that is fun and absorbing. Attention is focused on aesthetic appreciation and creativity. Besides individual art creations, children will also be involved in group art projects. There is often integration between art activities and other activities in the programme.
Music & Movement
While elements of music and movement are interwoven into the teaching of English, Chinese and Mathematics, there is a separate time set aside for the exploration of music and movement.
Our Music and Movement programme uses a kinaesthetic approach that helps children internalise the music process and builds their creative expression.
Through fun and creative music and movement activities, children will be engaged and immersed in meaningful English Language experiences.
Creative and Critical Thinking
During Creative and Critical Thinking lessons, children have the opportunity to express their thoughts and ideas. It is a time where children are encouraged to ask questions and to come up with logical answers themselves. The emphasis is on the observation of the environment using all the senses. Components of the Science Early Childhood Programme from Israel form the basis in developing these critical thinking skills.
Learning Centre Activities
Various learning centres, including art, construction, dramatic, English, Chinese, Mathematics and library, are set up in the classrooms to provide opportunities for independent learning. Learning centres offer a variety of activities and materials that cater to the multiple intelligences of children, and children can choose to go to the learning centres that interest them.
Key to Learning
Key to Learning is a unique educational developmental cognitive curriculum for the Early Years, specially designed to provide optimal learning experiences.
Key to Learning modules covered at the K2 & K3 levels:
Develops children’s ability to imagine and to solve problems creatively, looking for their own novel solutions and learning to check that these solutions are plausible.
Develops the ability to analyse the external, visual qualities of objects using sensory standards such as colour, shape and size. It builds the foundation for the development of mental abilities.
Develops creativity and allows children to work together to realise different ideas and to create artistic compositions by exploring materials, colours and textures.
Develops mathematical language and goal directed behaviour. Children analyse the structure of objects, plan, articulate their plans and execute them using building blocks.
Helps young children develop a love of story, ownership of story language and a profound understanding of story structure.