Kindergarten 2

Programmes for Kindergarten 2

Kindergarten 2 is a crucial year in which your child will be getting ready for the transition into primary school.

To help prepare your preschooler for this upcoming milestone, our curriculum team and teachers at The Eton Academy have designed our enrichment lessons which stimulate your child’s natural curiosity for learning, while also equipping your child with the necessary skills and learning attitudes needed when he or she enters Primary 1.

Class Duration: 1 hour 45 mins
Class Size: Maximum 10 students

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Enrichment Classes for Kindergarten 2 (Preschoolers)

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Mathematics

Kindergarten 2 English

  • WRITE ON!

    We get your child interested in writing by inquiring into children’s books, learning from the best writing techniques and how to emulate them. Lessons also cover grammar topics to help your child construct sentences confidently. Creative writing exercises in each term are included to allow your child to hone his or her writing ability. Primary school language components such as reading comprehension are introduced to familiarise your child with the MOE Primary 1 syllabus.

  • RAISING READERS

    Lessons are integrated with phonics components to help your child blend, decode and recognise more complex or tricky words, building a strong foundation and an interest in reading.

  • BE HEARD

    Our lessons encourage your preschooler to be an active listener and an articulate speaker, developing his or her own voice and perspective. Weekly shared reading of children’s books is used to spark your child’s curiosity and imagination.

  • BE CURIOUS

    Your child will be exposed to a wide range of themes (e.g., biodiversity, young game changers) 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 2 English programme, your child can look forward to learning the following:

  • Phonics – sounding out, blending and decoding short and long vowel sounds, three-letter initial and final consonant blends
  • Tricky words – recognising high frequency words such as “before” and “other”
  • Simple reading comprehension passages covering a range of themes
  • Writing – craft sentences and paragraphs independently
  • Grammar topics such as singular and plural nouns, prepositions, and simple present and past tense
  • Interactive show-and-tell presentations
  • Share-and-inquire discussions (e.g., interview someone to find out more about a profession)
  • Some themes covered throughout the academic year include:
    • Automation and Engineering
    • Animals and Biodiversity
    • Stories and Imagination
    • Food and Nutrition

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 2 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. Concepts and skills covered in class give your child exposure to the MOE Primary 1 syllabus.

  • ENGAGING IN HANDS-ON LEARNING

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

  • USING HEURISTICS

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

  • EXPLORING MATHS THROUGH LITERATURE

    Children 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 child deepen his or her understanding of each maths 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 K2 Math enrichment programme include:

  • Compare groups of objects and communicate at least two different attributes
  • Identify different patterning rules
  • Recognise and extend complex patterns
  • Identify place values of numbers 1 to 100
  • Count, add and subtract numbers 1 to 20
  • Compute the value of money – dollars and coins
  • Identify basic fractions
  • Inquire into current affairs topics to solve number operations
  • Identify the attributes 3D shapes using real-world objects and landmarks
  • Apply non-standard units in measurement of length
  • Use comparative language terms in comparison of measurements
  • Use analogue clocks to learn how to skip count in 5s and tell the time
  • Investigate real-world facts and scenarios

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