This section of the curriculum helps children develop coordination in their movement as they carryout daily tasks, children are engaged in activities that aid in the development of social skills. They learn how to adapt to society
The Montessori approach to teaching is essential in the early years especially within the ages of 3-5yrs. The children work with Montessori materials and other educational resources which serve as a tool to help younger children achieve their full potentials. The Montessori Method helps the child to be disciplined, cultured, responsible, creative and self-confident. The main areas of Montessori curriculum are:
This helps to develop the following senses of the child. They are made aware of the senses; sight, smell, hearing, touch, taste and the muscular dimension. With the control of errors in Sensorial materials, the child’s senses are well refined. This also helps to lay proper foundation of understanding subjects like mathematics, geometry and scientific skills in future.
The child uses different approaches such as the number rods, sand paper numerals, spindle box, golden beads and sequence operations to compute simple addition, division and multiplication of numbers
This includes phonetics development, written expression, reading, writing and grammar. Basic skills in writing and reading are developed through the use of sand paper and large moveable alphabets.
The child is introduced to Geography (the world and its inhabitants), History (natural evolution and concept of time), Botany (study of plants), Zoology (study of animals) and Science (animate and inanimate science), Music, Arts and movement through the use of apparatus. The Montessori materials help the child to develop personality, adapt to his/her culture and become an independent and useful member of the society.
UK Curriculum For Preschool includes the following learning areas
This area aims at building the learner’s confidence in working with numbers and to also understand the relationship between numbers. We help children develop their numerical skills like counting, identification, quantifying, matching, sorting, pattern making and making connections between shapes.
This area aims at developing the self-confidence of the learner in communicating and listening with sustained concentration to peers and adults. Learners are exposed to variety of resource materials and books with the aim to making them read and write simple sentences at the end of the Foundation Stage
This area aim at teaching the child to be sensitive to the needs and feelings of others. This is also to develop sense of responsibility and positive attitude to their environment
This section of the curriculum is aimed at keeping the learners aware of their environment and things happening around them, this forms the foundation for other subjects that will be taken at the end of the Foundation Stage. The everyday use of computers and tablets in learning helps them to interact and improve on their ICT skills
This builds on the learners’ self-expression of thoughts, ideas, feelings and moods using art and craft, music, dance, role play and imaginary activities.
This section takes the children through the positive attitude of staying healthy and active by living healthy with physical activities. This develops their movement skills, manipulative and coordination skills as well as the importance of space in all movements.