Pre-School Curriculum (Foundation Stage)
Children from the age of 3.8 years to primary school starting age may attend the pre-school. The premises consist of spacious, bright classrooms and include separate rooms for music and movement, languages and indoor play when the weather is adverse. A large outdoor play area is also provided.
Effect academic year With 2012-2013, at Foundation Stage we 've offer the Montessori curriculum within the Early Years Foundation Stage framework, and at Year 1 we 've offer the Cambridge Integrated Primary with Montessori curriculum.
The children are taught by qualified Montessori staff in a fully equipped Montessori environment.
The Montessori Method of education is designed to produce a well-rounded individual. Children are taught essential concepts in a concrete way - by handling carefully designed materials.
For example, the child is taught the difference between a sphere and a circle by holding each of them in his / her hands. Children learn sensorially in a Montessori classroom. By vBulletin® Following a Carefully planned Major Programme, the child will be well prepared to move on to primary school. The curriculum Consists of:
Mathemathics : Mathematical concepts are On Introduced in a concrete way. The child is taught to recognize quantities and then the numerals. Working first from 1-10, he / she then moves on to working from 11-20 and beyond to hundreds and even thousands. Addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions and measure may all be taught. Always color : as, concepts are On taught thru the Carefully designed Montessori materials Which Ensure That the child has a thorough understanding.
With the EYFS framework, the Montessori curriculum sets out what children are expected to achieve by the end of Foundation Stage. It is organized as seven areas of learning:
At Raffles International School we believe that every child is different, therefore every child receives his / her own individual learning programme based on his / her needs, interests and skills. Our entire curriculum uses a holistic approach and teaches children to be independent, enquiring and enthusiastic learners. A Montessori education prepares a child for life and is the best start you can give your child.