We follow a language-based approach, similar to the methods used by Singapore schools for problem solving. The children gain their understanding of mathematical concepts and skills through the use of written and oral language. They are introduced gradually to ‘hands on’ concrete and pictorial materials to discover concepts for themselves.
Children learn to cooperate in groups and to work in teams. During this time they develop both fine and gross motor skills, whilst having fun in the playground.
Art and Craft
Many aspects of our IEYC curriculum are expressed through art and craft. This stimulates the children’s interests and develop their creative thoughts. In each year group, the children are exposed to a wide range of materials and techniques appropriate to their development age.
Speech and Drama
English Speech and Drama program helps children to acquire confidence to speak clearly in front of everyone. It increases their vocabulary and helps them to engage in effective communication through the art of listening, waiting for their turn to speak and expressing emotions clearly. Drama activities also helps fosters their ability to think creatively through imagination and this enhances their problem solving skills.
Language and Literacy
Le Petit uses International Early Years Curriculum(IEYC) and Oxford Reading Tree (ORT) from the United Kingdom. This wide scheme is supplemented by a selection of fiction and non-fiction works as reading fluency builds. The child progresses to basic literacy skills in Nursery and Kindergarten 1 to an understanding and enjoyment of text during Kindergarten 2. Reading and language are coupled with individual creativity and fluency in writing skills. Conversation, drama and singing are an integral part of our whole language approach to the growth of literacy skills in the classroom
Cookery and Science
The children enjoy regular science based activities through cooking. essaywriter The lessons are not just fun, but also encourage team work and promote healthy habits towards eating. Cooking classes develops Mathematical and motor skills. They are engaged in estimating, measuring, dividing and other related maths skills, observation, experimentation, language and number practice. For safety, children prepare the food in the classroom. The food is then taken to the kitchen for baking and returned to the classroom for eating.
Music and Movement
Creative music and movement are powerful imaginative tools help children explore, form a positive image of themselves and build healthy self-identities. It also serves as a wonderful way for the little ones to work on their self-awareness and self-esteem while being physically active.