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Curriculum Overview

Ang Mo Kio Methodist Church Kindergarten values the holistic development of young children. During their early formative years, a wholesome learning environment will lay strong foundations to children’s success as lifelong learners. Our curriculum is based upon educational practices from the Ministry of Education’s Nurturing Early Learners Framework. These practices are translated into the different growth blocks found in our curriculum (PIESSA).

P – Physical
Bodily-Kinesthetic Development

I – Intellectual
Verbal-Linguistic and Logical-Mathematical Development

E – Emotional
Intrapersonal Development

S – Social
Interpersonal Development

S – Spiritual
Character Building and Moral Development

A – Aesthetic & Creative Expressions
Visual-Spatial (Artistic, Dramatic & Dance) and Musical Development

PLAYGROUP

This foundation programme strives to provide children with learning experiences to discover more about themselves and what they can do. It aims to develop self-help skills and independence in children. It is also designed to expand their physical and social world through interesting activities in a stimulating environment in which they can explore, touch and learn safely.

The programme’s activities are developed to nurture children’s language, musical, gross-motor, fine-motor and social skills through:

Art & Craft

Construction Play

Fun with Food

Music & Movement

Physical Play (Gymnastics, Water & Sand Play)

Stories & Rhymes

During each session, the children will be engaged in a variety of activities, each designed with specific learning objectives. Together with the use of a range of pedagogical materials and toys, our specially designed multi-sensorial activities encourage exploration, experimentation, communication as well as concept development.

PRE-NURSERY

The Pre-Nursery programme is flexible and offers more opportunity for independence. The focus is on learning through hands-on and creative play to develop children holistically.

Some highlights of the Pre-Nursery programme:

  • Art and Craft
  • Construction Play
  • Cookery
  • Dramatic Play
  • Gymnastics
  • Language & Numeracy Skills
  • Music and Movement
  • Physical Education
  • Story-telling sessions
  • Show-and-Tell

NURSERY, K1 & K2

At the Nursery level, we emphasize the development of social and motor skills as well as lay the foundation for reading readiness. At K1 level, there is more focus on literacy skills like reading and writing. We prepare the children to be socially, emotionally and academically ready for Primary One from K2.

Our programme aims to provide integrated and holistic learning in the following areas:

1. Aesthetics and Creative Expressions

  • ​Art exploration, experimentation and appreciation​
  • Singing, dancing, creative movements, dramatization and percussion play ​
  • Cookery

2. Discovery of the World​

  • ​Care for the environment​​
  • Early years Science experiences​​
  • Field trips

3. Language and Literacy

  • Listening and speaking
  • Reading and writing ​
  • Phonemic awareness
  • Show and tell

4. Motor Skills Development

  • ​Gymnastics
  • Leaps and Bounds physical education
  • Outdoor and indoor play​

5. Numeracy

  • ​Early mathematical concepts & skills

6. Social and Emotional Development

  • ​Self-help skills
  • Healthy living habits​ ​
  • Character building and moral development​
  • Social interactions

7. Early Computer Literacy Skills

  • ​Keyboarding
  • Word processing
  • Graphics
  • Desktop publishing
  • Multimedia
  • Internet research
  • Robotic coding