The holistic development of children is important and our programme emphasises the need for children to build up confidence and social skills and be equipped with the necessary knowledge, skills and dispositions for life-long learning. Our unique, progressive and all-encompassing curriculum meets more than the requirements of the local school framework:
ENGLISH LANGUAGE: ORAL, READING AND WRITING
Letterland is adopted to teach phonics and language at all levels. It is a synthetic phonics approach to teaching reading, writing and spelling to 3-8 years old. The programme aims to activate every learning channel through social interaction, movement, art & craft, drama, and rhymes that are directly linked to the alphabets’ knowledge where children can confidently develop cognitive, language and literacy skills and ultimately develop a love for reading and oral expression.
EARLY FOUNDATION MATHEMATICS
Through the use of interactive and foundation forming techniques, our program is designed at maximizing the learning of preschool mathematics in which students are engaged in the process of making sense of mathematics and developing conceptual understanding of mathematical concepts and hence sets the foundation for all future mathematics skills and learning.
EARLY COMPUTER EXPERIENCES
Computer literacy and early academic readiness skills are covered in this programme. Our intended aim is to enhance the children’s competencies in language, reading, mathematics, science, art and technology through computer-aided software. These software have self-adjusting skill levels which progress from simple to more complex tasks at a pace suitable for the children, thereby allowing them to be increasingly challenged in a stress-free and success-oriented environment.
ART & CRAFT EXPLORATORY
Children enjoy touching different textures and exploring materials as well as putting together and taking apart objects to create something unique - or just for the joy of exploring and changing something. Our children are encouraged to experiment with various art materials so as to spark their creativity, exploratory and discovery spirits, as well as develop their planning, cognitive and fine motor skills.
SPEECH AND DRAMA (ENGLISH)
Speech and Drama course allows children to participate in spontaneous or planned drama intended on drawing out their own interpretation of a poem or story and adding their own experiences to it. Such process builds up their self-expression, confidence and self-leadership. Our course is based on a wide range of approaches (reading aloud, storytelling, mime, puppetry, role-play, masks, improvisation and dramatic poetry) to encourage and challenge children to express their ideas through voice, speech, language, movement, art, writing and visual media.
CHINESE LANGUAGE: SPEAKING, READING AND WRITING
To stimulate the interest and build a strong foundation for the Chinese language, our children will be encouraged and guided in the use of the Chinese language through opportunities to interact and communicate with their peers and teachers. Our Chinese programme emphasizes on word recognition where children learn to read, recognize and write the Chinese characters.
EARLY SCIENCE DISCOVERY
We provide opportunities to arouse the curiosity of each child and stimulate him/her to discover and explore more about the immediate environment he/she lives in. To enhance the learning process, our children would learn more about the subject through concrete hands-on activities, experiments, investigation and deduction, problem solving and fun-filled activities/games.
MUSIC & MOVEMENT
Music & Movement is integrated into our curriculum to help our children develop their early literacy skills (phonetic processing, spoken language and comprehension skills), gross motor skills (awareness of movement and body positions), fine motor skills (finger plays and playing musical instruments), social and emotional skills, self‐concept and creativity. We believe that music & movement not only brings children joy but it also helps their brain cells make the connections needed for virtually every kind of intelligence.
Many forms of learning are incorporated in our cookery lessons. Preparing a meal can incorporate maths where children learn measurements, counting and fractions. In addition to reading and following a recipe, children learn to decode symbols and follow sequential orders. Linking cooking with science, our children will discover that both subjects involve chemical changes, problem solving and plant and animal products. Furthermore, cooking helps children develop fine motor skills like pouring, stirring and mixing, social skills like cooperation and taking turns, and pick up healthy eating habits and nutritional knowledge.
OUTDOOR PLAY ACTIVITIES
Our outdoor activities are aimed at developing both gross and fine motor skills, and appreciation of our amazing nature. Our activities include: Water Play, Sand Play, Directed Games, Playground Play and Field Trips. We firmly believe that when children are learning and playing with joy, then it is a positive experience which ultimately leads to a positive approach to learning.