Kindergarten K1 Age 5
K1 5 – An innovative & a truly comprehensive Program for 5 years old
We recognize that your five-year-olds:
- Are creative and enthusiastic problem solvers. They offer progressively more imaginative ideas for how to do a task, make something or solve longer-term or more abstract challenges. As they participate in a variety of new experiences, five-year-olds ask more analytical questions and weigh their choices. They are also more social as they learn new things and prefer activities that involve other children.
- The language skills of five-year-olds are well developed. They pronounce words clearly, speak in complex and compound sentences, use correct grammar for the most part and have good-sized vocabularies that continue to grow rapidly. They enjoy initiating conversations, can wait their turn to speak during group conversations and are typically able to include appropriate details when sharing personal experiences.
- Five-year-olds begin to extend their oral language skills to reading and writing. They know their uppercase and most lowercase letters and understand that letters represent specific sounds in spoken words. This knowledge helps them to sound out words in print and write out words based on their sounds. They also can discuss stories and are able to tell their own tales.
- The mathematical thinking of children this age becomes more abstract and expands to include a greater understanding of the characteristics of shapes and numbers. They can count out a collection of up to “20” items, conduct simple addition and subtraction and identify which number in a set is larger. They understand and use words related to position, such as “under” or “behind.” They sequence events chronologically and are learning to tell time. They can also sort objects based on more than one characteristic.
- Physically, five-year-olds abound with energy and seek active games and environments. Their increased abilities to balance and coordinate movements allow them to ride a bike with training wheels, swim, jump rope and perform most ball-related skills. They show mature form in walking and running and are able to vary the direction, speed and quality of their movements. They can also use their fingers flexibly to control writing and painting tools, dress and undress dolls and manage zippers and buttons.
- Five-year-olds really want to know more about how the world works. Hands-on experiences help them to form theories to explain “how” and “why” things happen. They can use tools like thermometers and scales to gather information and are able to more independently carry out simple investigations. Five-year-olds also use increasingly descriptive language to relay information, ask questions and provide explanations.
- They can manage feelings and social situations with greater independence. They might decide on their own to go to another room to calm down, or try strategies like negotiation and compromise to resolve a conflict before seeking adult help. They also have improved skills for forming and maintaining friendships with adults and other children. Being accepted by “the group” is becoming more and more important.
- They also recognize that art can tell a story. The dramatic play of five-year-olds is pre-planned, elaborate and sustained. They are able to perform simple plays, do pantomime and perform puppet shows.
With the above knowledge in mind, we set an innovative, comprehensive & fun yet effective syllabus for your child.
Our Focus on Literacy: Letters & Sounds; Love of Reading
- They will learn to recognize and name all 26 uppercase letters and all lowercase
- They will learn to recognize their own first name and to be able to write it, along with other letters and meaningful words likeMom, Dad, and love.
- They will also develop a connection between letters and sounds and know the sounds that the 26 letters make.
- We encourage and develop the love of language, reading, and books in your child. We conduct Daily Computer Assisted Read-Along Session in a Group followed by individual Read-Along with the teacher. Then we get the child to read independently by him/herself.
- We teach your child to read and recognise 3 letter words from the basic CVC blend sounds in English and we teach them to read simple sentences and short paragraphs containing these words.
- We teach your child to read and recognise suku kata KV in BM and read words with KVKV and we also teach them to read simple sentences and short paragraphs containing these words.
- We teach your children to write. We have regular writing practice. The worksheets activity is a fun way to teach your child to write.
- We teach your 5 year old to be able to write all the letters of the alphabet.We start by teaching your child to print/write his/her name properly. Then we continue with the rest of the big letters, then small letters. We also teach them to write words and short sentences, even short paragraphs.
Our Focus on Numeracy: Numbers & Counting
- We help your 5 year old to recognize and identify the numbers 1 through 50 and correctly count 50
- Your child will learn what numerals 0 to 50 look like. They also learn to name them correctly and write the number words from one to ten.
- Counting is a separate skill that usually starts with memorization; your child will memorize the order of numbers and say them proudly as they “count” objects.
- As they advance, they will learn that the numbers and objects actually correspond.
- Group Computer Assisted Learn-Along followed by Individual Enhancement Session with the teacher.
Our Focus on Socializing & Sharing
Developing important social skills is necessary for the development of your child. Your child will learn how to
- share and cooperate.
- work together and take turns.
- participate in group activities and follow simple directions/instructions
- communicate wants and needs. Children have to be able to speak up for themselves. They need to know how to ask for help.
- Follows rules and routines
- Manages transitions (going from one activity to the next)
- Interacts easily with one or more children
- Interacts easily with familiar adults
- Plays well with others
- Cleans up after play
- Seeks adult help when needed to resolve conflicts
- Uses words to resolve conflicts
- Colors, Shapes, and Objects: Your child will learn to learn the names of many colours, basic shapes, and body parts. Identifies 4 shapes- circle, square, rectangle, triangle.
- Demonstrates concepts of positional/directional concepts (up/down, over/under, in/out, behind/in front of, beside/between, top/bottom, inside/outside, above/below, high/low, right/left, off/on, first/last, far/near, go/stop).
- Shows understanding of and uses comparative words (big/little, large/small, short/long, tall/short, slow/fast, few/many, empty/full, less/more.
- Cutting and Drawing: children should be able to cut with scissors. As they develop better hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills, they will start drawing and colouring beyond just scribbles and will learn to use pencils, paintbrushes, and glue. They should be able to Grasps pencil correctly, use appropriate amount of glue for tasks.
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