Nursery rhymes, story-telling, dramatic play, basic reading and writing starts at Nursery 2. Children learn more when they are able to participate in the story or the activity. This is the environment we provide for the children- an interactive method of teaching, allowing children the freedom to speak and to act.
PHONICS - We can say Letterlanders' name - We can recognize the sounds they make - We can say the letter sounds in response to plain letters - We can match uppercase and lowercase letters - We know the Vowel Men!
SPEECH AND AUDITORY SKILLS - We can speak in complete sentences - We know the concept of tracking print/reading direction (left to right, top to bottom) - We can point to words in a book - We can recite and sing simple songs
WRITING SKILLS - We can hold a writing tool in tripod grasp - We can draw simple shapes - We can colour within pictures - We can write our own names - We can write letters and numbers
MATHEMATICS STRUCTURE - We can match, sort, classify and compare (early math concept) - We can count to 20, ordinal numbers (number sense) - We know the primary colours: red, blue, yellow; colours blending (colours) - We know basic shapes (geometric shapes and concepts) - We recognize patterns, continue patterns, create patterns (patterns) - We can differentiate size, height, length, weight, capacity, time, days, money (measurements)
THEMES - Fairy tales and fiction books - People and occupations - Nursery rhymes and life cycles - The world: Countries and cultures
SOCIAL SKILLS - We can dress up, set the table, clean up (daily routine skills) - We can knock the door (basic manners)