Nursery 2 / Kindergarten 1 and 2

Spring Saplings Programme (4 years – 6 years)

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Nursery 2

  • 3 years turning 4
  • Low Teacher-Child Ratio 1:12
    (ECDA Recommended 1:15)


Kindergarten 1

  • 4 years turning 5
  • Low Teacher-Child Ratio: 1:14
    (ECDA Recommended 1:25)


Kindergarten 2

  • 5 years turning 6
  • Low Teacher-Child Ratio: 1:14
    (ECDA Recommended 1:25)
Areas Example of Activities Examples of Skills and Knowledge
Language and Literacy
Storytime, songs, rhymes, circle time, discussions, art and craft, reading from readers, spelling and writing activities, worksheets etc.
  • Communication skills

  • Comprehension skills

  • Listening skills

  • Reading skills

  • Writing skills

  • Vocabulary

  • Grammar

  • Spelling

Mathematics
Hands-on concept application activities, circle time, math games, problem solving activities, math concept application through make-believe play, worksheets etc.
  • Identifying and using Math symbols

  • Addition and subtraction

  • Solving Math problems

  • Ordering and Sequencing

  • 3D Shapes

  • Number Patterns

  • Measurement

Inquiry
Storytime, whole group/small group discussions, art and craft, songs, make-believe play, adoption of Interactive Whiteboard Technology to tap on the benefits of the advanced technology and to cultivate an inquiry mind through doing internet research, documenting findings, creating informative booklets, etc.
  • Observation skills

  • Logical thinking and reasoning skills

  • Gathering, recording and evaluating information

  • Internet research

  • Exploring and Experimenting Knowledge about conservation, cultures, animals, etc.

Chinese Language and Literacy
  • Reading Bee

  • Hui Ben

Storytime, songs, rhymes, circle time, discussions, art and craft, reading from readers, spelling and writing activities, worksheets etc.
  • Chinese Cultural Appreciation

  • Character Development

  • Communication skills

  • Comprehension skills

  • Listening skills

  • Pre-Reading skills

  • Pre-Writing skills

Chinese Inquiry
Storytime, discussions, art and craft, songs, make-believe play, doing Internet research, documenting findings, creating informative booklets, etc.
  • Observation skills

  • Logical thinking skills

  • Gathering information

  • Exploring and Experimenting Knowledge about conservation, cultures, animals, etc.

Arts
Painting, drawing, exploring musical instruments, dance performances, performing scenes from stories,etc.
Gallery
  • Aspects of art

  • Aspects of music

  • Musical instruments

  • Movement

  • Performance

  • Fine motor skills

Sports
Water play, sports (e.g., tennis, golf and basketball) for children, etc.
Gallery
  • Gross motor skills

Self & Social Skill
Life skills learnt and practiced through all the various school activities
Make-believe play, small team projects, big group projects, storytime, songs, etc.
  • Life skills

  • Self-help skills

  • Social skills

  • Emotional skills

  • Understanding Self and Others

*Others
  • Excursions

  • Collaborations with parents

  • Collaborations with community

School outings to educational performances, exhibitions and places of interest. Cookery sessions, demonstrations and various projects done in collaboration with parents and the community.
  • Social skills

  • Teamwork skills

  • Interaction with adults