The learning areas are included in the monthly plan of the Kindergarten. They are also used to assess how the children are developing. Teachers make a report using these learning areas in order to observe each child’s development.
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Teachers support children to be independent and to take their own initiative in routines such as washing their hands before eating and undressing themselves. Through play children will develop their friendship forming skills and they will learn to consider the feelings of others. Children will gain confidence in approaching new challenges and they will develop a sense of being part of a group and a community.
Children will develop their creativity through interaction with their environment, role plays, dance, singing, storytelling, design and exploring materials. They are encouraged to use their five senses and develop their curiosity of exploring different materials and how they can be used in different ways. The children are encouraged to be creative and express themselves in different ways in activities.
Children will develop their communicative skills as they play and interact with other peers and the teachers. Songs and nursery rhymes will help children to build on their vocabulary, pronunciation, intonation and rhythm of speech.
This learning area concentrates on children’s ability to move with confidence and use their imagination while being aware of their surroundings. Exercise is a perfect platform for children to develop their physical coordination . Children will also be encouraged to develop their motor skills.
Knowledge and Understanding of the World
This learning area focuses on the child’s development to explore the different materials around them. The child will start to develop their concept of time. The child will become aware of the natural world around them and they will start to make their own opinions about it. The child will develop their awareness of different cultures. They will also identify local authorities such as police, fire department and hospitals.
07:30 – 08:00 – Kindergarten opens
08:00 – 08:30 Breakfast
08:30 – 09:00 Free play
09:00 – 10:10 Morning circle (Calender,Free Discussion,Topic introduction)
10:10 – 11:15 – Park time
11:30 – 12:15 Lunch time
12:15 – 14:00 Nap time ( Afternoon activity for those who are awake)
14:00 – 14:40 Afternoon circle (Story time, further discussion of the topic)
14:40 – 15:10 Snack
15:10 – 15:50 Topic development
15:50 – 17:00 Park time/ Play time
17:00 – Kindergarten closes