Kindergarten 1

Programmes for Kindergarten 1

At Kindergarten 1, your child is starting to build up on his or her literacy and numeracy skills. Our enrichment programmes at The Eton Academy have been specially designed to ensure that your preschool child is able to explore various new concepts in a stimulating environment.

Through our lessons, your child can look forward to a variety of multi-sensory classroom activities and mini projects that allow him or her deepen his or her knowledge, while representing his or her learning in both verbal and written forms.

Class Duration: 1 hour 45 mins
Class Size: Maximum 8 students

Check out our Young Explorer Camps held during the school holidays, where we explore science and math in the world around us!

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Enrichment Classes for Kindergarten 1 (Preschoolers)

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English

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Mathematics

Kindergarten 1 English

  • WRITE ON!

    We get your child interested in writing by inquiring into award-winning children’s literature, learning from the best writing techniques and how to emulate them. Basic grammar concepts and independent crafting of sentences are introduced throughout each term to hone your preschooler’s writing skills.

  • RAISING READERS

    We incorporate phonics, sight words, songs and rhymes into our lessons, building a strong foundation and an interest in reading.

  • BE HEARD

    Our lessons encourage your child to be an active listener and an articulate speaker, developing his or her own voice and perspective.

  • BE CURIOUS

    Your child will be exposed to a wide range of themes, and prompted to explore real-world topics as diverse as game changers like Helen Keller or floating cities around the world to get him or her to think beyond the classroom academia.

  • BE INFORMED

    After each lesson, parents receive a summary of what was covered in class, as well as suggested activities to reinforce learning at home.

Themes and Language Skills

Through the course of our Kindergarten 1 English programme, your child can look forward to learning the following:

  • Phonics – sounding out, blending and decoding letter sounds, two-letter initial and final consonant blends
  • Tricky words – recognising high frequency words such as “who” and “the”
  • Penmanship – mastering letter strokes and lower-case letters
  • Simple sentence construction
  • Introduction to grammar topics such as punctuation in sentences, personal pronouns, and proper and common nouns
  • Interactive show-and-tell presentations
  • Share-and-inquire discussions to practice articulation (e.g., what is the difference between fruit and vegetables?)
  • Some themes covered throughout the academic year include:
    • Sports
    • Transport
    • Sustainability
    • The Natural World

What goes on in our English programmes?

Lessons are structured to help students investigate the craft of writing with examples from notable children’s literature
(e.g. How did the writer make the character memorable? What were some of the writing techniques he used? How can we emulate them?)

Students are encouraged to learn grammar through a mix of implicit and explicit instruction (e.g. noticing patterns in different sentences vs listing of grammar rules)

Students hone their reading skills with integrated phonics components that include catchy songs / rhymes to stimulate their interest

Students engage in a wide range of themes (e.g. biodiversity, young game changers) throughout the year to ignite their curiosity in the world around us

“Develop Your Voice” modules encourage students to be active listeners and articulate speakers

Kindergarten 1 Mathematics

  • UNDERSTANDING MATHS IN THE WORLD

    We structure our lessons around weekly investigative problems to help your child draw authentic connections to real-world situations and develop a greater appreciation for the subject.

  • ENGAGING IN HANDS-ON LEARNING

    We give your child a fun learning experience by using manipulatives, interactive activities and mini projects.

  • USING HEURISTICS

    Our classes are tailored to help your preschooler to think about maths in broader terms than just rote learning.

  • EXPLORING MATHS THROUGH LITERATURE

    Students are introduced to mathematical concepts through carefully curated children’s literature to enhance student engagement and better visualise abstract ideas.

  • BE CHALLENGED

    Stretch activities are included in every lesson to help your preschooler deepen his or her understanding of each math concept.

  • BE INFORMED

    After each lesson, parents receive a summary of what was covered in class, as well as suggested activities to reinforce learning at home.

Concepts and Skills

Some math concepts and skills that your child can look forward to in our K1 math enrichment programme include:

  • Identify, extend and create AB patterns
  • Identify patterns in the environment (e.g., what do you observe about the peacock’s feathers?)
  • Place three or more things in order according to factors such as position, size, length, etc.
  • Identify number symbols and words for numbers 1 to 10
  • Identify ordinal numbers
  • Solve number operations that involve addition and subtraction
  • Identify more, less, and equal sets
  • Identify the attributes of basic 2D shapes
  • Identify 3D shapes
  • Differentiate between a 2D and 3D shape
  • Apply non-standard units in the measurement of length and mass
  • Use comparative language terms in comparison of measurements
  • Relate time to the concept of day and night as well as daily activities

What goes on in our Mathematics programmes?

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Lessons are structured around weekly investigative problems to help students draw connections to real-life experiences
e.g. how much water do we consume in a day? How can we represent it in different measurement units?

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Students learn how to apply heuristics to solve a variety of math problem sums

Lessons use manipulatives, hands-on activities and class projects to give students a fun learning experience

Lessons use manipulatives, hands-on activities and class projects to give students a fun learning experience

Interactive activities and quizzes are used to engage students and check for understanding

Interactive activities and quizzes are used to engage students and check for understanding

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Weekly stretch activities are included to help students deepen their understanding of each mathematical concept

Young Entrepreneur Programme icon. Teaching children to explore the world of business.

Reviews of the prior week’s content are conducted at the start of each lesson to assess students’ readiness and consolidate students’ learning