Pre-Nursery and Playgroup

Preschool Years Curriculum

Nursery Two: 4 years old               
Kindergarten One: 5 years old
Kindergarten Two: 6 years old

The Preschool Years curriculum lays a foundation for every child to engage in life-long learning through the integration of learning activities in the areas of aesthetics and creative expression, environmental awareness, language and literacy, motor skills development, numeracy, and self-awareness.

To enable a smooth transition to primary school, we expand children's language and literacy skills to include reading, writing, and maths concepts. Instead of simply memorising and regurgitating information, children are facilitated to develop more complex mental processes (higher order thinking skills) and taught how to apply knowledge to demonstrate understanding. Children will develop into active thinkers and problem solvers through a series of inquiry experiences as they delve deeply into them, seek out the answers to their questions, experiment, and analyse their results, and then share their reflections and learning with the class and parents!

Inquiry Mind.pngInquiry Minds: Higher-Order Thinking (HOT)
  • Continue developing curiosity and wonder about the world around them 

  • Problem solving strategies: 
    • Trial and error 
    • Observation 
    • Seeking assistance 
    • Asking questions 
    • Thinking through possibilities 
    • Making connection to prior knowledge 
    • Reasoning etc. 
  • Talk about relationships 
    • Compare items/objects 
    • Explore cause and effect etc. 
    • Evaluate and analyse
Language and Literacy.pngLanguage and Literacy
  • Listening
  • Speaking
  • Reading 
    • Pre-reading
    • Initial reading
    • Fluent reading
  • Writing
  • Building on various fundamental numeracy concepts and skills like problem solving, critical thinking skills etc. through daily experiences including but not limited to: 
    • Numbers 
    • Geometry, Spatial relations, and patterns 
    • Analysing simple data
Mindfulness and Well-being.pngMindfulness and Well-being
  • Breathing techniques
  • Body scan to detect and name emotions
  • Demonstrate gratitude, and kindness towards oneself and others
  • Simple physical poses
Creative Expression.pngCreative Expression through 100 languages of children
  • Visual Arts
  • Performing Arts