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

Programmes for Kindergarten 1

English

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 child’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
  • Sentence construction – simple sentences
  • Introduction to grammar topics such as punctuation in sentences, personal pronouns, and proper and common nouns
  • Show-and-tell presentations
  • Share-and-inquire discussions and extended learning activities
  • Some themes covered during the academic year include:
    • Sport
    • Transport
    • Sustainability
    • The Natural World

Kindergarten 1 Mathematics

  • UNDERSTANDING MATH 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 and interactive activities.
  • USING HEURISTICS
    Our classes are tailored to help your child to think about math in broader terms than just rote learning.
  • BE CHALLENGED
    Stretch activities are included in every lesson to help your child 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
  • 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
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