Curriculum Overview

Unaccompanied (2 years to 6 years)

As the child continues on the Woodland Journey, they will experience their first unaccompanied class at the age of 2. Through our dedicated transition period and caring team of teachers, children will slowly adapt to attending classes without a familiar adult. Building upon the previous stages, these classes encourage independence, social awareness, sensory exploration, and the development of physical and language skills through play. Academic skills are developed through a rich play-based curriculum, as our children advance to our Pre-School classes.

Mandarin

Our Stepping Stones children are beginning to learn languages and need support and scaffolding as they start to communicate and express themselves in English and Mandarin. A Mandarin Teaching Assistant is present for the full session, providing environmental language learning by authentically speaking in Mandarin and engaging with children during learning experiences in the classroom.

For our Pre-School children, parents can choose from our English, Bilingual and pure Mandarin streams. Children in the English stream are joined by a Mandarin Specialist for a daily 30-minute immersive Mandarin session following the Mandarin Scope and Sequence learning outcomes. In our Bilingual stream, we use the approach of one curriculum, two languages. Both languages follow the Inquiry Projects and EYFS learning outcomes, in addition to the Mandarin Scope and Sequence learning outcomes. The Pure Mandarin stream is taught solely in Mandarin, providing a rich language experience for children. It is acknowledged that Mandarin may be a child’s additional language; therefore, teachers will use the principle of differentiating and scaffolding language learning to support each child’s learning needs.

Fostering Independence

Stepping Stones is your child’s first time being unaccompanied by a familiar adult. The play-based approach, social relationships and learning environment enable your child to build their independence, self-esteem and resilience.

A strong emphasis on physical development helps future academic learning: from strengthening finger muscles for pencil grip, practicing eye tracking in preparation for reading and writing, to strengthening core muscles which helps concentration and focus. These skills are presented in a fun, engaging and playful way.

Smart Steps

Physical experiences and play activities in early childhood help lay down the cognitive wiring that will one day help your child to learn, problem solve and accomplish all the other things throughout their life.

Using the physicality’s of senses, balance, intuition, power, coordination, and control, we provide a well-balanced progression of move-to-learn activities for the children, creating a daily movement diet that builds the body and fosters the deep and intricate neural wiring in the brain that occurs in the early years.

The inclusion of language enriches the learning power of movement by providing the brain with the stimulation it needs to translate tangible experiences into new concepts and eventually into abstract thinking.

Smart Steps is included in all our programmes, with a deeper emphasis in our Stepping Stones programme.

Inquiring Minds

As your child enters Pre-School, they have growing independence and agency, and acquired language to ask questions, follow their curiosities, and explain their understandings to others. This inquiring mind is used to start more formal academics of literacy and numeracy. 

Our child’s muscle memory has developed and become automated, allowing for greater concentration and focus as they learn letters and sounds, begin to understand the concepts of numbers and explore the use of language in stories and writing, all while strengthens their social relationships. 

21st Century Learner

At Prep for Primary, formal education beings. The journey through the previous stages has prepared your child for the demands of education. Your child has developed the skills for concentration and focus, collaboration and social competencies, enabling them to access the curriculum. 

Their curiosities and wonderings are further enhanced as they begin to collaborate and problem solve with their classmates, discovering answers to the questions and listening to ideas presented by others. Reading, writing and maths skills are used to help gain and explain their findings. The 21st century dispositions of collaboration, agile thinking and being technology-able are incorporated.

Let us show you more!

Discover a world of opportunities under one roof as this truly international education creates and offers choices of curriculum suited to your child's future path.