A Day in the Kindergarten

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ARRIVAL

The children arrive by school bus between 07.15 and 07.40 and will be guided to their class rooms by a teacher.

FREE PLAY TIME

We offer the children a choice of a construction corner, a home and a reading corner, board games, puzzles, construction material, art and craft material etc. Each child decides what he/she wants to play with, how, where and how long they want to play and with whom.

TEACHER-LED ACTIVITIES (DURING FREE PLAY TIME)

These are organized as a whole class or as a small group activity. The teacher leads these activities, which may include cooking, rhythm exercises, arts and crafts, board games, role play.

GYMNASTICS

Twice a week the children have gymnastics in small groups of around 10 to 12 children. Throughout the normal Kindergarten day children also have ample opportunity and space to develop various movement exercises (climbing, running, balancing, dancing, swinging, wriggling, creeping etc).

SNACK TIME

Each child brings his or her own snack. We provide water and milk.

MORNING CIRCLE – CHILDREN’S CONFERENCE

There is a great variety of activities for our morning circle. We sing songs, make music, learn new rhymes, songs and finger games, listen to stories and fairy tales, look at picture books, increase our knowledge and discuss joint activities. All morning circle activities are related to the theme we are working on.The children learn to be part of a group and develop a sense of responsibility as a group member. Their concentration and listening skills, their confidence in speaking in front of a group, their ability to sit quietly and their capacity to take in new ideas are further enhanced.

ART and CRAFT

The children try out a variety of materials and colors such as clay, papier-mâché, water-colours, finger-painting, paste, wood etc. They paint their own stories, learn many different art and craft techniques, mix colours and learn to use pencils, brushes, scissors and glue correctly. Art and craft is also used to develop fine motor skills and depth of thought.

PLAYGROUND

The playground offers the children a place to run about, ride tricycles and climb. The children may build in the sand, play in the water area or hide away in the mini-house.

COMPUTER

Each classroom is equipped with a computer and educational programmes for children. In addition, interactive whiteboards are used during lessons to encourage various ways of learning and expression.

TIME TO GO HOME

We say goodbye with a farewell song and accompany the children to the bus.

Schedule may vary depending on the individual class and the day of the week.


ARRIVAL

Children arrive between 7:15 am and 7:40 am. All children are greeted and ushered to class by a teacher.

TEACHER-LED ACTIVITIES

These are organized as a whole group, initially during instructional time. Thereafter they are organiyed with small groups of children or individually during free-playtime. Activities may include: cooking, art and craft, board games, role-play and directional activities.

FREE PLAY TIME

Our children are allowed to choose or at times be directed to work at activity centers assigned by the teachers. The activities are usually built around a theme, number or letter of the alphabet of the week. Examples of activities and materials available are: the home corner/come dress up area, the building and construction area, the painting area, puzzles, the reading/book corner, art and craft activities, math or phonic games and a table set up for writing/drawing/journals. The activities conducted are more challenging and difficult as the year progresses to enhance our children's learning abilities.

GYMNASTICS and PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES

Gymnastics take place twice a week. This is normally a whole class activity and involves the development of the child's motor skills. Through movement, organized games and activities their physical development, motor control, spatial awareness, ball skills and team skills will be enhanced.

SNACK TIME

Children bring their own snacks to school. They are each requested to bring a small healthy snack in manageable boxes, to foster independence. Etiquette and manners are encouraged during this time.

MORNING CIRCLE

During this time the children learn to be part of a group; developing listening and response skills, sharing information, and listening to others share their experiences. These encourage conversational skills as well as develop vocabulary and confidence. Teachers use the group time as an instructional time and areas of the curriculum are developed and followed according to the daily lesson plan and theme.

ART and CRAFT

Children are free to choose from a variety of materials in the Art studio to encourage creativity. Art and craft is also used to develop fine motor skills and depth of thought.
Teachers will periodically use art and craft to explore different areas of the curriculum.

PLAYGROUND

A spacious playground gives the children the opportunity to run, climb, cycle and play in the sand.

COMPUTER

Each classroom has a computer installed with educational programs for example Kid Pix, Tizzy's Tools and other suitable educational programs and websites. In addition, interactive whiteboards are used during lessons to encourage various ways of learning and expression.

DISMISSAL

Dismissal time is at 12:30 pm and our children are accompanied by their teachers to their buses.

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