Communication and Language Development
your child’s a preschooler, you can expect longer, more complex conversations about all sorts of things. His vocabulary will continue to grow, and he might well show that he understands the basic rules of grammar. And you can look forward to some entertaining stories too. The focus of the programme is now on alphabet letter recognition, jolly phonics, words and comprehension in developmentally appropriate ways. Writing skills are encouraged through a range developmentally suitable worksheets. Special pencil grips are introduced to help children develop a better grip while writing.
Social and Emotional Development
Four-year-olds are continuing to learn what causes certain feelings, and are starting to realise that others might react differently from them when in the same situation. They’re learning to better manage intense emotions with coping strategies like talking it out or drawing a picture and also show further progress in their social interactions with peers, such as by smoothly joining in a group play situation, being sympathetic to others, or suggesting ways to resolve conflict.
The curriculum is designed to increase children’s independence, further developing their confidence and abilities. Teachers encourage the children to play a responsible role in the classroom community. Children will learn to solve problems by using words. The children are also prepared to move into formal school.
The preschoolers are encouraged to travel around, under, over and through balancing and climbing. They are encouraged to recognize the importance of keeping healthy and a routine that contributes to this. They are taught how to manage different equipments.
Logic and Thinking
The focus in this year is on important math concepts such as recognition of numerals, estimation of quantities, count aloud and in sequence, count everyday objects, ability to do simple math problems like taking away through objects and understanding the concept of less and more. Activities involve being able to recognize patterns and recreate the same patterns and also make their own patterns.
Knowledge and Understanding of the world
As the 5 year olds develop a greater understanding of the world at large they are provided with an environment and ask questions about why things happen and how things work. They are provided with hands on opportunities to explore different themes such as colours, animals, plants, weather, generic concepts like far and near over and above etc.
Here children are allowed to now experiment with a variety of material and media. They now explore and experience using a range of senses and movement. Creativity is explored further with music; dance and role-play, cooking as a part of their daily routine.
Age group : 5 to 6 years (60 Months to 72 Months)
Teacher-Student ratio : 1 : 15
Timing for the class : 9.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.