K1

Time : 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Age : 3y 10m as of June
Teachers to Students Ratio:1:9
K1: Inquirers

When it comes to learning, four-year-olds are developing greater self-control and ingenuity. Their pretend play is more complex and imaginative and can be sustained for longer periods.

They begin communicating in complex and compound sentences, have very few pronunciation errors and expand their vocabularies daily. They use logical reasoning to solve everyday problems and can effectively use language to compare and describe objects and shapes.

They can participate in the planning and implementation of simple scientific investigations and over the course of the year will increase their abilities to make observations, gather information, compare data, identify patterns, describe and discuss observations. Emotionally, four-year-olds continue to learn what causes certain feelings and realize that others may react to the same situation differently.

Goals for K1 are:
  • Exhibiting increasing independence in managing self, and being able to make choices and decisions
  • Growing to be independent readers and writers
  • Displaying curiosity and developing a culture of inquiry
  • Expressing an idea or feeling by combining non-verbal and verbal communication

Our curriculum helps children strengthen their concepts and skills and arrive at a better understanding of the world around them. The comprehensive curriculum promotes teaching children the skills needed for success in school and helps them develop a lifetime love of learning. The curriculum focuses on:

- Reading, writing and language development

- Mathematical development

- Social and Emotional development

- Physical development

- Scientific literacy

- Social sciences

- Creative arts

Children in this age group stay for the full day programme. This allows specialists the time to work intensively on creative skills and greater knowledge of the world around them through enquiry and discovery activities. With the support of their teachers, children learn to discover, explore and extend multiple intelligences through rich and varied specialist-led experiences in the arts, science and technology.