Kindergarten K2 Age 6
Kindergarten K2 Programs
K2 6 – An innovative & a truly comprehensive Program for 6 years old
We recognize that your six-year-olds:
- In terms of social and emotional development, six-year-olds are confident and they love to show off their talents. They start to display an increasing awareness of their own and others’ emotions and begin to develop better techniques for self-control. Six-year-olds enjoy sharing toys and snacks with friends, although conflicts among peers may remain quite frequent. Predictable routines are important sources of stability and security for children this age. Six-year-olds also draw emotional stability from their interactions with adults with whom they feel secure, particularly during challenging situations and circumstances.
- Scientific discovery for six-year-olds is affected by their tendency to straddle the world between make-believe and reality. Science experiences for this age group should continue to immerse children in first-hand investigation of the world around them, so they can continue to build a reservoir of experiences from which they can begin to draw as their thinking becomes more sophisticated.
- In mathematics, six-year-olds can typically count up to “100” and count backwards from “20.” They understand the concept of “odd” and “even” numbers and can represent numbers on a number line or with written words. They use increasingly more sophisticated strategies to solve addition and subtraction problems. They also count the sides of shapes to identify them and can combine shapes to create a new one. Six-year-olds can also give and follow directions for moving around a room or on a map.
- The language skills of six-year-olds become increasingly sophisticated throughout the year. Their vocabularies rapidly increase, and their language moves beyond communication to provide a foundation for learning, including the development of independent reading skills. In general, their pronunciation of words is clear and they use complex grammatical forms accurately.
- Six-year-olds have longer attention spans and continue to prefer structured activities to more open-ended experiences. They enjoy taking on new roles and responsibilities, but still require much direction from adults and frequently ask questions to ensure that they are completing tasks the right way.
- In first grade, children transform into true readers. They apply their knowledge of how print works and practice strategies to decode unfamiliar words. They learn to read aloud with fluency, accuracy and understanding. They read a variety of texts for pleasure (e.g., stories, informational texts, poems) and draw upon a variety of comprehension strategies to understand and enjoy texts. Children this age write stories, notes and descriptions. Most are able to develop an idea beyond a sentence and will add some details to help describe or explain things in their world. They enjoy sharing their writing with others.
- Six-year-olds continue to enjoy moving in a variety of ways. Their motor skills are more developed and they love trying out new activities and sports. They are able to run in various pathways and directions and can manipulate their bodies by jumping and landing, rolling and transferring their weight from feet to hands to feet. Their hand- and foot-eye coordination is still developing, so skills like throwing, catching, kicking and striking are still emerging. With the right equipment and a skillful partner, their motor skills continue to improve. Note: During this period of development, children’s actual skill levels will vary based on their amount of physical activity. Sedentary children will not mature as quickly as those who participate in activities like dance lessons, team sports or backyard play.
- A child’s development in the creative arts varies greatly based on the child’s experiences with art, music, dance and theater. Given exposure and practice, six-year-olds use a wider variety of materials to create visual images that combine colors, forms and lines. They can also remember the words and melodies to a number of songs and may sing or play these songs on instruments. They can also be taught how to read music and write simple music notation. With dance, six-year-olds can create, imitate and explore movement in response to a musical beat. Children this age can also repeat simple text and cooperate with others in a dramatization.
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 must already recognize and name all 26 uppercase letters and all lowercase If not, for the first 3 months of the year, they must master the alphabet & its sound.
- They will learn to spell & write their own full name.
- 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.
- Your child should be able to read and recognise 3 letter words from the basic CVC blend sounds in English and read simple sentences and short paragraphs containing these words. If not, we will teach them using our effective & proven method employing Computer Assisted Read-Along Session in a Group followed by individual Read-Along with the teacher.
- We teach your child to read and recognise words with more complex blend sounds in English and we teach them to read sentences and paragraphs containing these words.
- Your child should be able to read and recognise suku kata KV in BM and read words with KVKV as well as read simple sentences and short paragraphs containing these words. If not, we will teach them using our effective & proven method employing Computer Assisted Read-Along Session in a Group followed by individual Read-Along with the teacher.
- We teach your child to read and recognise more complex suku kata KVK in BM and read simple and complex words with KVK and we also teach them to simple sentences and short paragraphs containing these words.
- We teach your children to write neatly. We have regular writing practice. The worksheets activity is a fun way to teach your child to write. Our teachers’ personal attention to each child is critical in getting the child to write neatly.
- We teach your 6 year old to be able to write with proper punctuation.Your child will write sentences & paragraphs properly & correctly.
Our Focus on Numeracy: Numbers & Counting
- We help your 6 year old to recognize and identify the numbers 1 through 100 and correctly count 100 objects in both English & Bahasa Malaysia. We also teach them to count backwards from 20 in both languages.
- Your child will learn what numerals 0 to 100 look like. They also learn to name them correctly. The also learn to write the number words from ONE to ONE HUNDRED in both languages.
- 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.
- They also learn to do basic addition & subtraction. They will learn about time & money.
- 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.
- 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 with accuracy. They 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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