Curriculum

The team of the International Kindergarten has developed a curriculum which takes into consideration the development and needs of children from 24 months to 7 years. The curriculum deals with different subjects in order to keep children interested, but at the same time it is carefully structured so as to establish certain learning objectives for each age group. Each subject is covered in about a week. Children take part in the activities related to the subject of the week during group work time, as well as leisure time. These activities develop mathematical, linguistic, scientific and environmental skills and support creative, social and personal development.

 

 

The Key Areas of Learning are:

Personal, social, and emotional development

Language, communication and literacy

Mathematical development

Knowledge and understanding of the world and environment, science

Creative development

Music

Physical development – fine motor and gross motor

 

 
 

 

Personal, social, and emotional development

This relates to children's ability to:

  • know and respect themselves.
  • identify, express and manage feelings
  • manage themselves – promoting independence with self-help skills
  • develop respect for others – listening to others, negotiating and resolving any conflict with peers
  • develop satisfying relationships and friendships
  • develop positive learning dispositions (curiosity, motivation to explore, persistence and concentration).

Language, communication and literacy

This relates to children’s ability to: 

  • communicate effectively with adults and peers – build vocabulary, work toward fluency of speech (questions, sentences, statements).
  • engage in meaningful conversation
  • speak and listen (represent their ideas and understandings, listen, comprehend and follow stories, etc.)
  • enjoy the range of literary mediums: songs, books, puppets, role play, etc. 
  • engage with various writing and symbol making mediums: pens, paint, clay all creative mediums
  • engage with writing mediums for meaningful purpose and symbol making in their play: pens/notepads in home corner, etc.
  • enjoy playing with sounds – rhymes, riddles
  • retell/recall past experiences
  • develop a growing awareness of letters, phonics/sounds, word formation

Mathematical development

This relates to children's ability to:

  • count, sort, classify, match, discover and follow simple patterns
  • develop spatial awareness
  • develop awareness of shape and measurement
  • develop a mathematical vocabulary to express size, comparison (more than, less, bigger, smaller)
  • develop number awareness
  • develop an ability to problem solve

 

Knowledge and understanding of the world and environment, science

This relates to children's ability to:

  • explore, observe, problem solve, discuss and make decisions about the world around them
  • deal with topics directly relevant to the children’s lives, life experience and interests
  • engage in a social environment (topics related to family, relatives, traditions, manners, health and healthy child)
  • engage in a natural environment (seasons and science/nature topics, changes in the nature, humans´ influence on the environment)
  • engage in a human made environment (buildings, waist, safety, transportation)

Creative development

This area is to develop children's independent thought and allow them to express themselves through different mediums and help them to connect one area of learning with another. Such creative mediums include:

  • art (includes painting, cutting, gluing, printing etc.)
  • sensory Play
  • dance
  • role play – puppets, dress ups, imaginative games /story telling

Music

  • music and singing
  • listening to the music
  • playing the music instruments

Physical development – fine motor and gross motor

This is related to the development of children's:

  • co-ordination and mobility
  • rhythmical movement; dance
  • spatial awareness
  • ability to manipulate objects
  • body control

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