Updates   

 

 

May 2018

 

 

 

 

 

Thematic Updates for Preschooler Class

 

Healthy Eating, Healthy Lifestyle! This month, we focused on the importance of the right choice of food for our daily meals. The children tried planning their meals with ‘My Healthy Plate’, designed by HPB especially for Singaporeans, My Healthy Plate is a friendly, easy-to-understand visual guide for creating balanced and healthy meals. It shows you what to eat in the right amounts for each meal, so that you can plan your portions accordingly.

 

 The children understood that they must fill half of their plate with fruit and vegetables as these food are naturally low in saturated and trans fat, rich in dietary fibre, vitamins and minerals. They can help lower the risk of developing heart disease, stroke, and certain types of cancer. The preschoolers made a trip to the market to learn more about the different types of vegetables available, and to buy some vegetables to make salad toss. Before we went, the older kids planned their shopping list. At the market, they chose and paid for the fruit and vegetables. Back in school, all children took turns to wash and prepare the vegetables for the salad. During lunch, they ate the salad that they made, fresh and crunchy! Although not all children enjoyed the salad, they finished all portion served! Did they request to make salad with you at home? Encourage them to do so!

 

Children know that choosing whole-grains over refined grains means getting all the goodness that reduces the risk of developing heart disease and diabetes, while helping with weight management since you’ll feel full for longer. Milk, yogurt, and cheese are great sources of calcium. Make water your drink of choice. It quenches thirst better than sugar-sweetened beverages.

 

With all the food to choose from daily, it helps when we make the right choices to stay well-nourished. After all, no single food can provide all the nutrients our body needs – we require a wide var​​iety of food, taken in moderation, in the right balance, daily. In addition to eating healthy, being physically active is essential to maintaining good health.

 

We would take a short holiday break in June, while the K1 and K2 would focus on their project work. We will see you back in July for the next thematic update.

 

 

Thematic Updates for Lower Preschooler Class (3 yrs old) & Toddler Class

 

Month of May was a healthy and fun month for the children, they started off by sharing what are their favourite fruits and food, children were introduced to the healthy plate to have a better understanding on how to  have a balance diet by adding meat & alternatives, vegetables, fruits,  brown rice & alternatives and using less oil.

The children also understood that they must eat 3 meals and must not skip their meals, breakfast, lunch and dinner. They also learn how to avoid being obese by exercising and keep themselves fit, by playing at the playground or dancing is a form of exercise too. 

They learn healthy eating in a exciting way by making their own fruit salad, the children added yogurt, apple, blueberries and grapes. The children understood they have to wash the fruits before making & eating the fruit salad. They enjoyed eating the fresh fruit salad with a mixture of sweetness and sourness.   

 

gù shì:zuì qín láo de hé zuì lǎn duò de        xué huì zì jǐ chī fàn

 故事:《最勤劳的和最懒惰的》                  《学会自己吃饭》

 

yīn yuè:kuài lè qǐ chuáng gē       xiǎo bǎo bǎo yào shuì jiào        chūn tiān zài nǎ lǐ

音乐:   《快乐起床歌》                 《小宝宝要睡觉》                  《春天在哪里》

 

měi gōng:zǎo chen de tài yáng      mǔ qīn jié      yíng yǎng cān

美工:      《早晨的太阳》               《母亲节》    《营养餐》

 

 

 

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April 2018

 

 

 

Thematic Updates for Preschooler Class

 

This month, the preschoolers continue to explore on their body. First, we talked about gender differences and ways to protect their body. We discussed on how they could deal and react to strangers, with gifts and other irresistible temptations. They should be daring to reject any requests. They were encouraged to voice out and refuse to be touched when they feel any touch that is unusual and causes discomfort. This is to educate them about privacy of their body.

 

Next, we move on to our body structure. They have a better understanding on how the bones and muscles form the shape of our body. Through simple exercises, they learned about the flexibility of different body parts and how each part could move around.

 

We then moved on to talk about the structure and function of the respiratory system. Through a simple experiments and observations, the preschoolers have a better understanding on how our lungs inhale and exhale air. They could even tell you that we inhale oxygen-rich air and exhale carbon dioxide.

 

Get your kids to show you the size of their heart. Do you know how? They will show you their tiny fist and might pester you to do so. Grab your fist together. That’s the size of your heart. Compare the difference in size – big and small.

 

The children eat at least 4 meals a day. Where do the food they eat travel to? We made a journey to the digestive system. We discussed about the function of the stomach, small intestine and large intestine and the process of digestion.

 

There is still so much to explore and learn. We will continue our journey next month for a healthier body.

 

 

Thematic Updates for Lower Preschooler Class (3 yrs old) & Toddler Class

April was an active month for the three years old & toddler class they have so much of fun learning about body functions and hygiene. The children started of with music and movement singing “ head, shoulder, knees and toes, they start to explore more about their body function by playing the “ Balancing game “ and “ Simon says”. The children also learn body function in a fun way by drawing their foot prints and naming it my “ Happy foot” they were to answer some questions e.g. “ why is it my happy foot”. The children also learn that body is private and what are safe and unsafe touch.

 

The children learned about the importance of personal hygiene they were introduced how to keep their body parts clean. By trimming their finger/toe nails, how to avoid smelly feet by washing their feet clean and changing their socks every day, they also learn that they have to change and wash their clothes every day to keep themselves clean.

 

gù shì:fā xiàn zì jǐ      

故事:《发现自己》  《小手不是用来打人的》  《龟兔赛跑》

 

yīn yuè:xiǎo shǒu he xiǎo jiǎo   niē lǒng fàng kāi    shì shàng zhǐ yǒu mā ma hǎo      guāng jiǎo yā

音乐:      《小手和小脚》         《捏拢放开》         《世上只有妈妈好》                          《光脚丫》

                 wo you yi shuang xiao xiao shou》、《tou、jianbang、xigai、jiao》

 

měi gōng:shēn tǐ wá wa          wǔ cǎi wá wa        xiǎo jiǎo yìn

美工:      《身体娃娃》               《五彩娃娃》       《小脚印》   手印花、   我的小脚

 

 

 

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March 2018

 

Thematic Updates for Preschooler Class

 

In the month of March, the preschoolers learned more about the organs found on their head. They studied the basic structure of human brain, discussed about the function of each part and how it works to control our action and movement, helps us to learn and remember things, helping us to express our emotional feelings, what to do during playtime and creativity for art activities. They learned that the best way to keep their brain healthy is to sleep more.

 

We then moved on to the other organs on our head, discussed about the structure and functions of each. They learned the importance of proper eye care, keeping their reading or screen time to only a maximum of 30 minutes, and taking a 15 minutes break to rest their eyes after each session. Are they applying this rule at home? They know that the best way to relax our eyes is to look at things that are green, and they should go and play outdoor to prevent myopia. They did not forget to care for people with visual disability too. Promising to lend out their helping hands when they were to meet one.

 

The children learned that sound waves travel through our ear canal, leading to the ear drum helping us hear. The preschoolers were aware of people with disabilities in hearing and talking, understood that these people communicate using sign language and lip reading.

 

“Always cover your nose when you sneeze!” The preschooler now understand better why they need to do so. When we sneeze, our body expels air, germs, and moisture through the mouth and nose, traveling far enough to make others sick.

 

Now the children know that our tongue don’t just taste food. It has the feeling of touch too, helping us to feel if our food is hot or cold! They also learned about oral hygiene and the proper way of teeth brushing. They know that they should brush at least twice a day, and not to eat anything after brushing.  Let’s keep up the good habit for a healthy set of teeth!

 

 

Thematic Updates for Lower Preschooler Class (3yrs old) & Toddler Class

 

March was a fabulous and exciting month for 3 years old & toddler class they have so much of fun learning about head functions of facial parts and personal hygiene. The children started of to learn how to differentiate their facial parts e.g. (eyes, mouth, nose, ears, eyebrows and eyelashes.) the children start to explore more about themselves in the mirror, they point to their facial parts and answer some questions “what do you see in the mirror” “where are your eyes, nose , mouth”. The children learn facial parts in a fun way by designing their own “happy face” on the bread they use wholemeal bread, blueberries and bananas to create the “happy face”.

 

The children learned about the importance of personal hygiene they were introduced how to keep their facial parts clean. By washing their hands after outdoor play or after using the toilet and by brushing their teeth to avoid cavities and washing their hair to avoid lice they also learn how to take good care of their eyes to avoid wearing specs they enjoy the book “scott see-well’s bright ideas” they also learn to use a tissue to blow their nose and not to dig their nose using their finger to avoid bleeding.

 

儿歌:《ni hao ge》、《he long fang kai》  hóng yǎn jing《红眼睛》  shuā yá ge《刷牙歌》
故事:《我的身体》《神奇的身体》  ji bao bao《鸡宝宝》 qiào bí zi lǔ lu《翘鼻子鲁鲁》 xiǎo xióng bá yá《小熊拔牙》 shù yè xiǎo ěr duǒ《树叶小耳朵》
手工:我的脸、粘鼻子 , 明亮的眼睛  , 牙刷跳舞

 

 

 

 

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Feb 2018

 

 

 

Thematic Updates for Preschooler Class

 

February was another exciting month for the preschoolers. Chinese New Year celebration! Spring cleaning, preparation, decoration, reunion dinner, visiting relatives and friends, festive goodies, Chinatown, firecrackers, lion dance and receiving red packets! Our preschoolers learned about customs and traditions of Chinese New Year, the 12 Chinese Zodiac that is associated with our birth year. They not only learned auspicious greetings for family visiting, but also proper manners and behaviours to exhibit during visiting.

 

Back from the Chinese New Year holidays, we talked about friendship and how to manage it. The children learned about the importance of sharing, kindness and tolerant. We also discussed about the different ways to show and control their emotions, how to deal with physical and verbal bullying through stories.

 

This month, we included people with special needs in our lesson. The children were introduced to the condition of Down Syndrome and Autism. To our innocent and kind children, they couldn’t tell that these children with special needs shown in the books are any different from them by their appearance. Our society is now much receptive towards people with special needs. With inclusion in formal schooling, they may find a few in their circle of life in the future. Therefore, we see the need to prepare our children on this aspect, to have an idea of what they could do when they ever meet any children with special needs. Hopefully they could be receptive and make friends with these kids, instead of avoiding them.

 

 

Thematic Updates for Lower Preschooler Class (3yrs old) & Toddler Class

 

 

February is a happening month for all. The kids have been introduced to items found during Chinese New Year – Lion dance, Dragon dance, goodies, mandarin oranges, greeting words we said, traditional customs and etc.

Chinese New Year songs are introduced to the kids and they did more on role-playing on greetings.

The kids are amazed by the fire-crackers, lion & dragon dances when they viewed them on video. 

Our kids also took an opportunity to look at the real lion dances when they came to our neighbourhood.  

 

gù shì:pò kù zi he pò wū zi

 故事:《破裤子和破屋子》

gāo gāo xìng xīng shàng yòu ér yuán

《高高兴兴上幼儿园》

yīn yuè:xīn nián dào

音乐: 《新年到》

wǒ ài shàng yòu ér yuán

《我爱上幼儿园》

zhǎo péng yǒu

《找朋友》

měi gōng:xīn nián de zhù fú

美工:   《新年的祝福》

hóng bāo de jiā

《红包的家》

piào liang de fú zhuāng

《漂亮的服装》

 

 

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Jan 2018

 

 

 

Thematic Updates for Preschooler Class

 

A very Happy New Year to all parents! 2018. A new beginning for all the children in the preschooler class. The children started off by learning more about themselves. We talked about their birthday, learned how to read a calendar, their stage of growth and how they were born. They then learned more about their family members – who their maternal and paternal grandparents are, do their parents have any siblings. They learned how they should address each family member appropriately. Children of different age group then drew their own potrait, their family and family tree respectively.

 

Do you know how many bones are there in each of our hands? Would you like to ask your child for an answer? We discussed and talked about the main structure and functions of our limbs, sense of touch and how it helps us in our daily life. We also talked about the functions of our fingerprints, help us to grip on things, for identification purposes when we travel overseas. The children learned that all fingerprints are different, even their own pair of hands.

 

This year, we have included people with disabilities in our lessons. This is to raise children’s awareness towards the less fortunates in our society, educating them to be a more caring and helpful person. The children read reports and storybook on two of Singapore’s paralympics winners – Jason Chee and Yip Pin Xiu. From them, the children learned that they perservere to continue what they started off, persist to keep trying, work hard and not give up easily, feel confident and think positive even they have disabilities, and most importantly, do their best whenever they can, and not to look down on themselves!

 

 

Thematic Updates for Lower Preschooler Class (3yrs old) & Toddler Class

 

The younger preschooler and toddler class started off in getting know about themselves in terms of their names, gender, ages, appearances and differences.

We have show and tell session for children who brought in their family photos. Each child took turns to point and introduce their family members to their classmates.

Their confidence level in speaking up in class improved when we practised show and tell every alternate days. 

Music & movement: ‘Hello, how are you?’, ‘The more we get together’, ‘Haha this a way’, ‘This is the way’.

The younger preschooler has lots of hands-on opportunity in class to improve their self-help skills – opening and closing door & various bottles, putting on socks & gloves, dry pouring and spooning, buttoning and unbuttoning, zipping and unzipping, dressing and undressing themselves.

 

Gùshi : bù pà bù pà,dà shēng shuō

故事:       《不怕不怕,大声说》   《想和我做朋友吗》《我自己》《你最喜欢谁》       

 

Gēqǔ : wǒ zì jǐ、  wǒ huì dòng

歌曲 :《我自己》    《我会动》《xiao shou pai pai》、《zhao peng you》

tóu fà、jiān bǎng、xī gài、jiǎo

《头发、肩膀、膝盖、脚》

 

Shǒugōng: qiān míng、piào liàng de yán sè、nián tiē wǔ guān

手工  : 《签名 》   《漂亮的颜色》 《粘贴五官》        自己的相框、涂衣服和裙子        

Wǒ de yàng zi

《我的样子》

 

 

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Nov – Dec 2017

 

 

Thematic Updates for Preschooler Class

 

November was such a busy month for the children. On top of their daily lessons, they were also practicing hard for their performances for our annual Family Day. Hope that you have enjoyed the performances put up by our children.

 

Using ‘My Healthy Plate’, we continue to emphasize on the importance of a balanced diet and the types of food they could include in their meals. The children learned classification of vegetables according to the colours, and parts of a plant that we eat. They also get to see some different other types of grains, other than the usual white and brown rice. The children tried planning their meal from a variety of food selection. Some of them did included some deep fried food, sweets, candies and soft drinks in their menu, but they understand that these are unhealthy food. They would only eat them once in a while, in moderation.

 

Our preschoolers learned that Singapore is a small island, with limited land and natural resources. We discussed about the food sources in Singapore and where different varieties of food are import from. They understood that they should only take what they could finish to avoid food wastage.

 

From newspaper cuttings, the preschoolers learned that some hotel, school, hawker centres, and shopping malls in Singapore are experimenting on recycling food waste into useful resources using food-waste digester, turning food waste into compost or fertilizers for plants.

 

Coming to the end of 2017, we would like to wish you all, a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

 

 

Thematic Updates for Lower Preschooler Class (3yrs old) & Toddler Class

 

 

The children learned to identify the names of the various food and learned the consequences of taking too much of certain food. 

Through real life objects, they also about the mathematical terms such as long and short , big and small.

They  learned to sort different fruits into 2 different bags. In the above activity, they also learned to take turns .

They also had fun making cookies out of playdough and making a cake using recycled materials. 

The children also have fun colouring their healthy plate that shows the portion of food that they need to eat. 

Last but not least they learned to sort and count the different sweets.

The children have fun and at the same time learning the concepts. 

Songs:  hot cross buns, pat a cake, pea porridge hot, old mother hubbard, hey diddle diddle, Do u know the muffin man, alphabet soup, who stole the cookie from the cookie jar. 

Books introduced: The Hungry Caterpillar, Dinnertime by Joy Cowley, My Sandwich, Let’s make cookies by Voon Oi Chin

 

 

 

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October 2017

 

 

 

Thematic Update for Preschooler Class

 

This month, the children celebrated both Mid-Autumn Festival and Deepavali, and learned about the significance of these two festivals. In conjunction with the lesson taught in the previous month, the children made their own lantern with recycled materials collected. Some children were so proud of their lantern, they went lantern parade with their creation.

 

There is no doubt that there were lots of nice food bought and consumed during these festive seasons. The children learned about the many types of mooncakes available and the ingredients used to make mooncakes. They had hands-on experience making their own snow-skin mooncake and ate it for snack. They also learned that many of the snack served during Deepavali are sweet, as Deepavali is about sweet. However, the children understand that they should eat all food in moderation, especially food with high sugar content.

 

We took the opportunity to discuss about the cultural differences and eating habits of different ethnic groups in Singapore. We talked about the food that the Muslims eat, and what ‘Halal’ means. The children has a better understanding towards guidelines of serving Muslim food and how we could show our respect by not mixing used eating utensils at food courts and hawker centres at the tray return stations. They learned that the Malays and Indians use a large variety of spices in their cooking.

 

The children get a brief introduction on the use of ‘My Healthy Plate’ as a guideline for a balanced diet. In the following month, we will continue to discuss on the benefits of the food we consume and how to make the right choices using ‘My Healthy Plate’.

 

 

Thematic Update for Lower Preschooler Class (3yrs old) & Toddler Class

 

 

We identify different vegetables and did vegetable printing and sorting. The children enjoyed the enormous turnip story.

The children learned the various food that is eaten during our 3 meals and learned to verbalize it.

They also get to refine their fine motor skills by colouring pasting crepe paper to make satay sticks.

The children also learned to sort the cutlery such as spoons fork and knife and learned how to put them away after a meal. Yes we had fun sorting them out and many children went on to verbalize each items.

The children also learned about the names of the various fish and meat and did various art techniques such as cotton bud printing and sponge printing.

Songs: Old mother Hubbard, Pea porridge hot, Vegetable songs, A to z veggies song

Books: fruits and vegetables, The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle, The Enormous Turnip 

 

 

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September 2017

 

 

Thematic Update for Preschooler Class

 

Do your kids pester you for papers that are only used on one side instead of a fresh piece of paper? Do they use any type of paper they could find at home to do craft work? Do they request for you to recycle any used cardboard boxes, plastic bottles and bottle caps, glass bottles, milk tin and milk cartons? If they do, please give them your full support! We know that our mother Earth is suffering from global warming. We couldn’t heal her, but we could take actions and do our part to prevent further damage being done.

 

In the month of September, the preschoolers learned about the importance of keeping our environment clean. They looked at some ways that Singapore handles the trash every day. We recycle 60% of solid waste, burn 38% in the waste-to-energy (WTE) plants that supply 3% of Singapore’s power, while 2% of the waste goes to landfill. They looked at how landfill and illegal dumping of waste had affected some of the countries, resulting in health and pollution problems. There is also a great impact on the environment, endangering lives of animals with harmful substances and even killing animals from all aspects of life, as animals mistaken trash as food, or strangled and suffocate by trash.

 

The children learned about how wastage of paper could affect the eco system, the environment and habitats of animals. They also understand that although we could get clean water from the taps conveniently, but people in many countries in the world are not as fortunate. Sue to the lack of natural sources, water is precious in Singapore, therefore we need to conserve water and use water with extra care.

 

Let us all do our best to help our children build a better world to live in the future! Let’s Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!

 

Thematic Update for Lower Preschooler Class (3yrs old) & Toddler Class

 

This month we introduced items made of paper, plastic and metals for the kids to associate with . They learned which item was made of paper, plastic and metal. They also get to hear what sound they make.

We got the children to sort the items into 3 different boxes. Most of them enjoyed the interactive sessions. In these sessions, the children also learned turn taking, queuing up and listening to instructions and cues given by their teacher to do their sorting.

The children also made things out of recycled materials such as mini shopping bag made of paper, plastic candle holder and smiley metal can that could hold stationeries.

Overall the toddlers have fun learning all about recycling to save our earth through catchy songs and books.

Songs:  Reduce Reuse recycle, Hears the cans go, Ten Green Bottles, Recycle

 

Gùshi :bào zhǐ xiān shēng、bìan fèi wéi bǎo、yI zhi sù  liào dài、yì lā guàn、

故事: 《报纸先生》、     《变废为宝》、《一只  塑料袋》、《易拉罐》          

 

Gēqǔ : rú guǒ gǎn dào kai xin nǐ jiu pāi pāi shǒu、

歌曲 : 《如果开心你就拍拍手》

tóu he jiān bǎng

《头和肩膀》

 

Shǒugōng:zhǐ tuán yìn huà、xī guǎn yǎn jìng、yì lā guàn qiǎo zhì zuò

手工 : 《纸团印画》、   《吸管眼镜》、《易拉罐巧制作》

 

儿歌:《jin tian tian qi zhen hao》《hua er hao kan wo bu zhai》《di qiu xiao wei shi》

手工:纸地球、纸筒皇冠 

故事:《鳄鱼不刷牙》《小天使安奇》 

 

 

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August 2017 

 

 
Thematic Update for Preschooler Class

 

In August, the preschoolers learned about the National Day of Singapore. We discussed and talked about the theme this year, and how important it is to be united as one nation, together! We talked about the significance of our national flag, learned how to say the pledge and sing our national anthem.

 

The preschoolers learned more about the people of different races who make Singapore a harmonious, multi-racial country – the different languages, customs, traditional clothing, festivals, places of worship, religious and beliefs make Singapore a unique nation.

 

We tried saying greetings in different languages, but many find it hard to remember. However, they had fun learning the many languages. We looked at the different traditional clothing that the main races in Singapore wear. Many think that Indian Sari is very beautiful.

 

Among all of the festival that the children named, they like Christmas Day the most, as it is a festival full of lights and gifts. A few of them like Chinese New Year and mooncake festival, but they prefer Christmas. The children showed great interest in Thaipusam and fire-walking festival of the Hindus.

 

The children learned that people of different religious go to different places of worship. We must respect what our relatives and friends chose to believe in, not to criticize or be bias of others, of different ethnic group or religious, in order to realize what we say in our pledge – pledge ourselves as one united people, regardless of race, language or religion.

 

 

Thematic Update for Lower Preschooler Class (3yrs old) & Toddler Class

 

The students continued to learn more about our neighbourhood , our National Day & Hari Raya Haji through storybooks, arts and video clips.

They have done an overall revision on what they can find in our neighbourhood – Dental clinic, clinic, bakery shops, wet market, hair salon, coffee shop, police post, carpark and so on.

The preschoolers had done a number of role-playing on being a hair stylist, making of bread using play dough, at the clinic, walking on the road, how to cross the traffic lights and so on.

 

儿歌:《guo qi guo qi wo ai ni》 《hua er hao kan wo bu zhai》       

             guó gē、xìng fú pāi shǒu gē、pèng pèng chē

           《国歌》   《幸福拍手歌》 《碰碰车》

手工:新加坡国旗、纸筒树、花

         《国旗飘飘》、    《欢腾的国庆节》

故事:《我要飞上青天》《龟兔赛跑》

           《有趣的面包》       《好邻居》

 

 

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July 2017

 

Thematic Update for Preschooler Class

 

In the month of July, the preschoolers learn about the topic of ‘Neighbourhood’. The children learned about how was a neighbourhood built and developed. Architects, planners, builders, contractors are some of the essential roles.

 

We discussed about the different shops and facilities in the neighbourhood around our school. To help the children to have a better understanding, we went out for a walk around our neighbourhood. During the walk, they discovered at least 3 similar stores – minimart, provision shop and convenience store. . We then discussed about the difference, they sell similar household essentials, dry food items, canned foods drinks, condiments and breads, but a convenience store is opened for 24 hours everyday. Children learned that it offers ready-made food items, which is absent in a provision shop or minimart. The convenience store also offers services like bill payment, money withdrawal, top-up for cash cards or phone-cards too.

 

During racial harmony day, we celebrated the event by wearing traditional clothing representing different countries and races. They also tried some traditional snacks of the 4 main races in Singapore. The children learned more about what had happened in 1964 and the significance behind this celebration. We then discussed about the meaning of ‘neighbour’ and how much they know about their neighbours. So happy to know that many of them know their neighbours and even played in one another’s house before. The children are proud to tell their friends how they greet their neighbours every time they meet.

 

In order to help the children understand how the address of their home works, the 5 and 6 years old children wrote their first “love letter” to their dearest Daddy and Mummy. We taught the children how we could recycle and reuse used envelopes that are in good condition to post our letters. We then went to the Tiong Bahru post office to post it out. Are you excited upon receiving the letter that your child wrote?

 

 

Thematic Update for Lower Preschooler Class (3yrs old) & Toddler Class

 

Our children have been introduced to the theme on ‘My Neighbourhood’. To get this idea across to our younger kids, the toddlers have been guided to walk around our neighbourhood and teaching was done during this neighbourhood walk at their outdoor time.

The lower preschooler children visited the nearby wet market where they can see & touch various vegetables and meat items. They also visited the bakery shop, fruit stall, florist, barber and coffeeshop. They have a great time visiting.

Back to school, the preschooler & toddler children were introduced to vegetable printing, colouring of different shapes of cakes, making of food & cutting of hair using art & craft materials. They also learn to matching using various types of fruits to their respective colours and shapes.

Songs introduced: Where is the fruit, Fruit Salad song, Colours song, A to Z song on fruits, Hot Cross Bun, Who stole the cookie from the cookie jar.

Stories: Welcome to my new town, who made the pancakes, the hungry caterpillar.

 

故事:       《小花猫上巴刹》    《水果屋》、    《我爱理发洗头》  《小猪妈妈的夹心面包》

 歌曲 :《买菜》    《水果歌》 《好吃的食物》《理发师》

 手工  蔬菜水果    《水果》 《制作美食》   《制作发型》

 

Chinese for Toddler class

故事:《谁的家到了》、《小熊的理发店》

儿歌:《wo shi yi ge da ping guo》《ni hao ge》《xiao xiao fa xing shi》

手工:大苹果、面团做蛋糕、纸筒人剪头发

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June 2017

 

Thematic Updates for Preschooler Class

Welcome back. A quick update on what the preschooler class had done during the June holiday break — The five & six years old children worked especially hard on their project work on Transportation in the world, while the younger preschoolers did art and craft for their project work and practiced on Sensorial and Cultural activities. The children learned more about each type of transportation when they decide what they wanted to present in their project work.

 

 

Thematic Updates for Toddler Class

 

During this June, we focused on revising on what we have learned for the past few months.

We revised the names of the sea, air and land transport modes & combined with the various occupations that we have learned before. The children get to associate themselves with pilot, policeman and fireman with their respective vehicles. The children have opportunity to do dough figurines and craft works about them too.

Songs: Hurry Hurry Drive the engine, Did you ever see the airplane, I’m a policeman, I being working on the railroad.

Stories: All aboard, What’s the opposite, The fire engine, Float.

故事:《救护车的构造》、《开汽车的小熊》、《消防车吉普达》

儿歌:《wo shi xiao si ji》《xiao bai chuan》

手工:小船、父亲节贺卡、小警车

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May 2017

 

 

Updates for Preschooler Class

 

After learning about the many types of land transport, the preschoolers moved on to fly high in the sky – air transport. The children learned about the Wright Brothers who were inventors, and aviation pioneers who invented and built the world’s first successful airplane and made the first controlled, powered and sustained heavier-than-air human flight. Most importantly, the children learned about the importance of patience and resilience that led the Wright Brothers towards success.

 

Initially, many children thought that airplanes are used for travelling, and did not realize that there are many other purposes and usage, like cargo planes load and unload goods to and fro different destinations around the world, military planes load supplies for relief or send soldiers for overseas training. Rescue planes and air ambulances are used to save fire or people. The children learned that hot air balloons were invented according to the “Kong Ming” lantern, sky lantern, an ancient Chinese lantern first used in ancient China for signaling between the troops during the war. To help children to get better concept of road safety and transportation learned during these 2 months, we went on a field trip to Singapore Changi Airport by public transport.

 

We then “travelled” around the world in ancient ships, canoes, fishing boats, battleships, cruise ships, and many other sea transport that travel on the water. Learning about how things worked in the past, compared to the modern days. We even “dive” into the deep sea in a submarine.  The children also learned about the significance of rice dumpling festival, a traditional Chinese festival from China, to commemorate the death of the poet, minister Qu Yuan. They also learned about the ingredients for making rice dumplings, and even tasted some rice dumpling on that day.

 

 

Updates for Toddler Class

 

During the month of May, our students get to do role play on traffic lights and zebra crossing. We also talked about how to cross the road while taking a walk around our neighbourhood. Recycled materials were used to make train station and the children had fun learning to queue up, board and alight the train. During the third week of the month, we learn about the sink & float concept through hands-on activities.
Rhymes they learn: ‘The water in the sea’, ‘my bonnie lies over the ocean’, ‘row, row, row your boat’, ‘twinkle, twinkle traffic light’, the choo choo train song’, ‘I am an aeroplane’.
儿歌:《zao fei ji》、《huo che kuai fei》《yao a yao》《火车快跑》、《我要飞翔我是小海军
故事:《小汽车嘟嘟过马路》《小鸭子迷路了》、 《小熊乘飞机西瓜船》
手工:红绿灯、小纸船、纸筒火车、益多瓶小汽车 制作红绿灯》、 《未来的交通工具 折纸飞机》    《给汽车穿衣服》

 

 

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April 2017

 

 

Updates for Preschooler Class

 

In the month of April, the preschoolers learned about land transportation. We started off learning about the road safety, we discussed about different types of crossing devices in Singapore, and how each type helps us to cross the road safely. We went out of the classroom to observe the traffic along the road, outside our school. They observed how the pedestrians on the road used the overhead bridge and traffic light to cross the road safely. The preschoolers also learned how to record the statistic of the vehicles on the road with a bar chart, based on the colour as intended – red, yellow, blue and black.

 

We discussed about the changes on buses and trains over time – from the past to present days. Although the children did not get a chance to experience the buses that are non air-con like their grandparents or you had when you were as young as they are, they could imagine some of the fun and inconvenience that their grandparents had experienced by looking at the images of the old buses and videos on those buses in the past. Do you remember a conductor who punched a hole in your bus ticket and how you must hold on tight to your ticket so that it wouldn’t fly away because of the wide-open windows? Share your experiences with your kids!

 

The children showed great interest in the different types of trains available in the world, especially those trains with facilities that allow passengers to dine-in or rest through their journeys. We also discussed about the different places that railways are built, under the ground or sea, across rivers, through or around mountains, etc.

 

We even played game to help children get familiar with the directions of left, right, front or back. We made our bus with a recycled cardboard box, and they had fun taking turns to drive in it, picking up passengers from the bus stops! What should we travel in next? See you next month soon! Beep beep!

 

 

Updates for Toddler Class

 

This month, we learned about land transport and traffic safety through storytelling and role-play. The toddlers were introduced to traffic lights and when to stop, look and move at the traffic light. Other than making traffic lights, the toddlers are used various shapes to paste and form different mode of transports like train, dump truck and bus.

Rhymes: Twinkle, Twinkle traffic light, Here comes the choo choo.

 

Gùshi :chéng dì tiě la ji chē  xiǎo mǎ yǐ zuò chē

故事: 《乘地铁》  《垃圾车》  《小蚂蚁坐车》

 

Gēqǔ :  dì xià tiě dào

歌曲  《地下铁道》

xiǎo qì chē à zhēn piào liɑnghóng lǜ dēng , gōng gòng qì chē

  小汽车啊真漂亮          红绿灯     公共汽车

Shǒugōng: wǒ de dì tiě wǒ gěi qì chē chuān yi fubāshì 

  手工  : 《我的地铁》、 《我给汽车穿衣服》, 《巴士

 

 

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March 2017

 

Updates for Preschooler Class

 

This month, the preschoolers continue to discuss and talk about some other different occupations. They gained better understanding on the importance of The Singapore Armed Forces, and the roles that each sector plays, protecting the land, air and sea of Singapore. Two of the preschoolers are very proud of their daddies who are serving in the Army and Navy. The preschoolers had lots of fun taking turns to dress up in an old soldier uniform, bags and camping accessories. Some of the children shared their experiences on tanks, jet planes and Navy ships during open-house and road shows.

 

The children also learned about the importance of technicians, mechanics, electricians and plumbers. They now understand that some of these jobs require people to work during the late hours, and their jobs are very tiring and dangerous.

 

Have you ever notice the tall trees, green plants and beautiful flowers on your way to work or heading home? Slow down your pace and get our kids to appreciate the plants around us. Singapore is a City in a Garden. The plants in our environment help us to relax our mind, improve our eyesight and provide cleaner air. The children learned about how the arborist take good care of the trees in this huge garden, and gardeners grow and nurture the plants with different tools. The preschoolers tried growing their own seeds and observe the growing process.

 

Children learned that veterinarians are doctors who take care of animals, and dentist take care of our dental health. We also discussed about the job of chefs and bakers. At the same time, we discussed about the importance of healthy diet. The types of food to eat – wholegrain, more fruits and vegetables, drink water and milk, avoiding sugary drink, and using “My Healthy Plate” as a guide and look out for “The Healthier Choice” logo when buying food from the supermarket. Let’s develop a better lifestyle with good eating habit , eat well-balanced meals regularly with our little ones!

 

 

Updates for Toddler Class

 

This month, our children continued to explore on the theme ‘Occupation’. They learn about the job of a police officer and their responsibilities of keeping our living estates safe. Children visit the neighbourhood police post to get a better understanding of where the police officers work.

 

Children also learn about the fire-fighters and construction workers and understand the dangers that they faced at work. Through stories and rhymes, they were able to remember more on the outfit they wore and their related vehicles used.

 

The children learn to appreciate their food as they explored on the occupation on ‘Farmer’. They see from Video clips on how the farmers plough the land, sow the seed, care & harvest the crops.

 

Storytelling: “The Police Station”, “Fire Trucks”, “Hooray for construction workers”, “I want to be a farmer”, “Plants on a farm”, and “Wheels on the bus”.

 

Rhymes: “Police Officer”, “Firefighter”, “London bridge is falling down” and “Wheels on the bus”.

 

故事:《加油警车》《河马看医生》《星星警察》《警察抓小偷》     《狐狸建筑师》

儿歌:《xiao xiao bing》《kan yi sheng wo bu pa》《yi fen qian》<mǐn nóng> 、<fěn shuā jià>   <xiǎo sī jīng >

手工:手掌印画《警察叔叔》、医生头上的反光镜 、厨师帽、消防车

               《厨师帽》    《手枪》  《吸管画》

 

 

 

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February 2017

 

 

Updates for Preschooler Class

 

This month, the preschoolers discussed and talked about some of the occupations that people work as. The children gained better understanding on the different types on jobs, learning to respect people of different jobs. They tried sweeping and mopping the floor like our cleaner, and understood how difficult it would be. They suggested ways that might help to lighten the cleaner’s work load.

 

Through role-playing, the children learned more about the jobs of doctors and nurses. The children learned basic bandaging with their friends. We also talked about the importance of eye care – reading at a bright place. Maintain a safe distance while using electronic devices or watching television programme. Most importantly, rest our eyes every 30 minutes when doing any of the above activities.

 

The preschoolers then learned about the SCDF team. They gained better understanding on the jobs that they do, learning that the SCDF team are not only fire-fighters. They also engaged in search-and-rescue missions when major disasters occurred. The children also learned the action of ‘stop, drop, roll’, and remembered the emergency number – 995.

 

Police – every child’s hero! The children were so excited when we talked about the police officers. Most of them knew that police officers wear uniforms, but many do not know that there are also plain clothes police around us.

 

We sang the song, “Wheels on the Bus” when we learned about the public transports, bus captains, MRT drivers, and Taxi drivers who drive us to supermarkets. We discussed on the different jobs that people do in the supermarket and set up one in the class! The children also learned about the farmers who provide us with meat, fruit and vegetables. The children learned the importance of eating a balanced diet, choosing more fruits and vegetables when they do their grocery shopping.

 

 

Updates for Toddler Class

 

Our children were introduced to the theme “Occupation” for the month of February. They were exposed to various occupations that can be found at different venues such as a school, there will be teachers, principal, cleaners and cook.

 

Children learnt about how different occupations contribute to the society. They were able to observe how a cashier handles a cash register at the Mama shop.

 

Through storytelling and rhymes, children learnt about what a nurse and a doctor do. Children get to learn about chef and cook, and how they maintain the hygiene in the kitchen to prepare food for us.

 

Storytelling : “I want to be a Chef”, “A day with the paramedics”, “Let’s meet a Doctor”, “Let’s meet a Teacher” and “I want to be a Dentist”

 

Rhymes : “Miss Polly had a Dolly”, “5 little monkeys”, “Good morning Good morning”, “Fruit Salad” and “Make a circle”

 

 

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January 2017

 

 

Updates for Preschooler Class

 

A very Happy New Year to all parents! January, 2017 is a new beginning for all the children in the preschooler class. After the December holiday break, we are now back to work. First, a very warm welcome to our new friends, Amaury, Rachael and Xuan Rui who have joined us recently.

 

This month, the children get to know more about their friends by singing songs and playing games. We played “Blow Wind Blow!”, and sang the songs as follow:

• “Hello, How are You?”

• “If You are Happy and You Know It!”

 

The children learned the importance of respecting, understanding, encouraging and helping their friends in school by sharing their real-life experiences. They also learned how they could express and control their emotions by talking to someone instead of crying or throwing tantrums.

 

From the song, “Hokey Pokey” and finger-play, “Ten Fingers”, the children learned the directions of ‘left’ and ‘right’, comparison of sizes – ‘big and ‘small’, and studied differences and patterns on their finger prints.

 

Your children had been busy preparing for Chinese New Year by making Chinese New Year card, fire-cracker decoration ornament, and even tried writing festival couplets with Chinese paint brush! We talked about the legend of ‘Nian’, and some activities done during Chinese New Year – spring cleaning, reunion dinner, new clothes, house decorations, lion dances, new year goodies and candies, etc. We practised on some of the appropriate behaviours they should have when they visit relatives and friends through role-playing. The children are also reminded to enjoy the festival, but always get permission from parents and eat moderately during this festive season. Enjoy your holidays!

 

 

Updates for Toddler Class

 

In the month of January, our children were introduced to the theme “Me and My Friends”, which allow them to be expose to different emotions and learnt about our body parts.

They learnt about different emotional expressions through story books and the ways to express our feelings that are socially acceptable. Through songs and stories, they learnt about our body parts, the importance of our body parts, the similarities and the differences between ours and animals.

As we celebrated the Lunar New Year, our children learnt about the traditions and customs of the Lunar New Year through songs and stories. They were able to explore the different Lunar New Year decorations while they were going for their outdoor walks. 

Storytelling : “The story of Nian” , “Reunion Dinner of Chinese New Year” , “Our body parts are awesome” , “The book on feelings”

Rhymes : “If you are happy and you know it” , “My teddy bear” , “Head, shoulders, Knees and toes” , “Happy New Year”

 

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