Our eclectic preschool curriculum is broad as it is deep and mirrors our own desire to learn and continuously grow in knowledge. Designed to provide children with a solid academic foundation, it implements a multi-sensory integrated approach to education.
Our monthly topics serve as cornerstones for learning and all activities are planned around them, allowing children to delve into the subject matter in a fun and age appropriate way and acquire a variety of skills/concepts, making learning more meaningful to them.
With the exception of Emergency Services, World Day, seasons and special cultural celebrations, all other topics are either chosen by children themselves, or are planned in response to their current interests.
Arts and Crafts
In the Blue Group, children are encouraged to allow their creativity to flow freely and express themselves uninhibitedly through art. Their artistic expression is valued and enhanced through one to one sessions, as well as group projects.
We place a great deal of emphasis on process art, where the creative journey or process of creation is more important than the end product.
Our art and crafts activities ensure that children get the best of both worlds. Teacher-directed projects expose children to new art processes, help develop skills and reinforce what children are learning.
Child directed projects foster creativity by allowing children to enjoy the process of creation and express themselves whilst exploring and experimenting with different media.
Tuesdays and Thursdays are dedicated to literacy and numeracy, respectively. We aim to promote high standards to ensure school readiness and equip children with the necessary skills needed for a smooth transition.
Literacy - we implement the Jolly Phonics programme which is ideal for young learners as it offers a multi-sensory and “hands on” approach to teaching and learning, with fun actions, stories and songs designed to enhance letter (sound) recognition, blending and segmenting.
Numeracy – areas of focus include; number recognition and ordering, shapes, quantity, size, measurement, patterns, graphing and simple addition and subtraction.
Our differentiated literacy and numeracy programmes allow teachers to deliver lessons at varying levels of difficulty in order to cater to the needs of all students.
Our curriculum reflects the importance of spoken language in pupils’ development cognitively, socially and linguistically. Spoken language underpins the development of reading and writing and is therefore a main area of focus in the Blue Group.
The activity sheets following Circle Times are designed to enhance children’s fine motor skills (pencil control, cutting skills and hand-eye co-ordination) as well as their concentration span, critical thinking and problem solving skills.