Updates   

 

 

October 2018

 

 

Thematic Updates for Preschooler Class

 

 

In October, the preschoolers learned about the force of wind – how useful could wind be to our life, and how wind could cause disasters and damages. From the recent newspaper cuttings, the children read and discussed about Typhoon Jebi, Hurricane Florence and Typhoon Mungkut that happened in the different parts of the world. They learned that typhoons and hurricanes are the same type of storm. The only difference is the locations that they happened in.

 

From the book, “The Boy who Harnessed the Wind”, the preschoolers learned about the usefulness of wind. They now understand that wind could drive generator to produce electricity and bring water to remote places.

 

We also talked about floods, earthquakes, tsunami and landslides that occurred during this period of time. The children showed great empathy towards the victims at the affected places. They were concerned about where would these people live when their houses were destroyed? Were their family members hurt? How would they rebuild their homes? Where do they get their clothes and food?

 

When we discussed about how the disastrous wind was formed, the children could relate back to the lessons taught earlier. It was the rising of warm air that created the weather phenomenon. We listed out some possible causes that resulted in global climate warming, the children also suggested some useful points. Please support your children when they request for:

  • Walk to any destination that is within walking distance.
  • Use public transport instead of driving.
  • Do not use the air conditioner during cool weather.
  • Unplug electronic devices or power plugs not in use.
  • The use of recycled bags instead of plastic bags during shopping.

We are unable to stop global warming in a short time. We could put in our best effort and do our part to make the world a better place for our future generations.

 

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

 

Hello parents let’s reduce, reuse and recycle in the month of October the children learned how to recycle (energy & environment) to save my world.

 

The children started by sharing what can they do with used papers, cartons, and plastic bottles and the also watch a short video on recycling after the children had a better understanding what is recycling and why is recycling important they did a hand print using the colour green and blue, because green represent clean and green and blue for the globe. They had so much fun doing the handprint and had a basic understanding on why are the coloured used.

 

Children created their own recycling Corner using recycling boxes, they painted their boxes in groups and labelled them plastic bottles, papers and cans.  They had so much of fun collecting all the recycling items and sorting them out in the boxes. They also learned what are the 3Rs – reduce, reuse and recycle.  The children also learned that they can reuse and recycle some items and turn it to a fun game. E.g. aim the right cup , using paper cups and pin pong balls.  

 

The children also learned what will happen if they don’t start recycling and what happen to the sea creatures because of throwing all the plastic , paper and  glasses into the sea they watched a short video and had a understanding that recycling is very important.  Parents can encourage your children to throw unwanted papers, cartons, plastic bottles into the recycle bin.  

 

gù shìhuā ér hǎo kàn wǒ bù zhāi                    shēng bìng de shuǐ wá wa           láng lái le         lǎn duò de māo

故事:《花儿好看我不摘》                                     《生病的水娃娃》                        《狼来了》       《懒惰的猫》

          

yīn yuèjiè yān hǎo bà ba                 shǒu zhǐ yóu xì              zhòng shù gē            měi miào shuǐ gē             xiǎo xióng guò qiáo

 音乐:   《戒烟好爸爸》                      《手指游戏》                  《种树歌》                 《美妙水歌》                  《小   熊  过桥》

      

  měi gōnghuán bǎo xiǎo qì chē             xiǎo cǎo             huā                 fēi jī                wàn huā tǒng             xiǎo hǎi mǎ

  美工:    《环保小汽车》                           《小草》             《花》          《飞机》           《万花筒》              《小 海  马》

          

 

 

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September 2018

 

Thematic Updates for Preschooler Class

 

In the month of September, the preschoolers had fun playing while learning about light. First, the learned about the importance of the Sun, and how it not only affects the routine of day and night, the weather, but also our vision.

 

Through different experiments and shadow play, the children learned that the length and size of a shadow depended on the position and distance of light sources. They also understood better that objects that are opaque block light sources and create shadows. Objects that are transparent allow light to pass through and coloured materials that are transparent create coloured shadow.

 

The children discussed about how people in the past see or move around during the night when there is no electricity and light bulb now. We tried using torchlight and lit up a candle in a dim room, but they knew that they are not supposed to read under such dim light sources.

 

Now, the children understood better that light travels in a straight line. Although light looks white, it actually contains 7 colours, the colours in a rainbow. Many children did not know that moon doesn’t give out its own light but it brightens up in the night sky by reflecting the light from the Sun. They also understood better that the Sun, is just a gigantic sphere of burning hot gas, and stars are same like the Sun, but they are either too small or too far away from Earth, that’s why they look very tiny from Earth.

 

 

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

 

The children learn about the three states of matter ( light).

They started by exploring the room why is the room bright and what give as that brightness.  After the children have a better understanding about light they had a short story time ‘why can’t we see in the dark’.

After they have a clear and better understanding, the children wanted  to explore more and  they played a game called ‘Can you catch my shadow’. They had a lot of fun trying to catch their friends’ shadows and they had learnt that they need light to create and see their shadows.

After all the fun exploring about light they learned light also give us energy and sun is a form of light in the day and the stars and moon give us light at night.  

For music and movement, the children learned a new song ‘This little light’. They had fun singing and dancing in the music room. 

Apart from the lesson, the children had a fun time celebrating the mooncake festival. They made their own moon cake and lantern using recycled materials e.g. milk carton, chop stick, strings and candles.

The story was shared why we celebrate mooncake festival.

 

gù shìguī tù sài pǎo                yíng hǔo chóng hé xīng xing                xiǎo tù zi zhǎo tài yáng

故事:《龟兔赛跑》                     《萤火虫和星星》                               《小兔子找太阳》

     

 

yīn yuèxiǎo píng guǒ            tù zi tiào tiào tiào                     yíng hǔo chóng                zhòng tài yáng

 音乐:   《小苹果》                 《兔子跳跳跳》                        《萤火虫》                    《种太阳》

       

         

měi gōngshuǐ mǔ wá wa de wǔ huì                yuè bǐng                 wǔ cǎi tài yáng              xū xiàn huà          pí yǐng      dēng lóng

  美工:    《水母娃娃的舞会》                        《月饼》                   《五彩太阳》               《虚线画》      《皮影》    《灯笼》

          

                 

          

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August 2018

 

 

Thematic Updates for Preschooler Class

 

Dear parents, have you been nagging at your kids to save water in the past, and now, they are doing it to you instead? In the month of August, the preschoolers discussed and learned about the other state of matter – water.

 

The children are now aware that there is only 3% of fresh water on Earth we could use for consumption, and the demand is higher than supply in the whole world, especially in Singapore. We are living on a small island with limited natural resources. We use clean, fresh water for flushing, washing, bathing, farming, cooking and drinking in our daily life. Children learned that Singapore has 17 reservoirs that collect rain water, and NEWater process recycles our treated used water into ultra-clean, high-grade reclaimed water, cushioning our water supply against dry weather and moving Singapore towards water sustainability.

 

Not all people in the world have the luxury of clean drinking water like us in Singapore. The children showed great empathy towards those living in under developed countries who need to get their drinking water from muddy rivers, underground water source and even polluted rivers and water sources with lots trash, which make them suffer from sickness very often.

 

We did a few experiments with water. The children had better understanding that containers of different sizes affect how it could trick our eyes and look more or lesser than one another when compared, although the volume of water in the containers are the same. With ice cubes and hot water, the children learned how water changes its forms into solid, liquid or gas, linking it to the water cycle.

 

The children learned the importance and effects of water pollution and conservation. We could do our part to protect our world’s most precious natural resource. Water is precious! Save water!

 

 

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

 

Children started the month by learning all about national day. They were introduced to different cultures and races in Singapore, children were brought out for a walk in the neighbourhood to show them the colourful decoration and explain to them why the decorations were there. They played a game ‘Can you spot the Singapore flag’, they were very keen and enthusiastic in spotting the flag to share with their peers.

 

After the national day break, children explored one of the three states of matter – water. They started by watching a short video on why water is useful e.g. sea creatures need water, human need water to drink, planting, cleaning. After they have a better understanding on water children did a fun planting activity by using beans, plastic cup and cotton, they watered the plant everyday and observed how the plant grows. They were very happy to see the cycle of the plant growth each day when they watered it.

 

Children also learn about the water temperature e.g. hot, cold and room temperature, they must deep their hands into the tub to feel different water temperature. Children understood water is very important in our daily life and we shouldn’t  waste water. They also learned that they have to turn off the tap after used and turn on the tap in a low pressure.  

 

For music and movement, they had a fun time learning a new song ‘If all of the rain drops’.  Apart from the lesson, children decorated their family pictures  with stickers and use the family picture to introduce their family members to their peers.     

 

gù shì:xiǎo yǔ dī de lǚ xíng          guī tù sài pǎo          xiǎo māo diào yú

 故事:《小雨滴的旅行》            《龟兔赛跑》            《小猫钓鱼》    

      

 

 

yīn yuè:zhù nǐ shēng rì kuài lè

 音乐:   《生日快乐》

         pō shuǐ ge              shàng xué ge            tù zi tiào tiàotiào

         《泼水歌》                 《上学歌》             《兔子跳跳跳》       

         

 

 

měi gōng:shēng rì dàn gāo

  美工:     《生日蛋糕》

            guó qí piāo piāo

             《国旗飘飘》   

             cǎi sè de yǔ                    fēng líng                 bàng bàng táng

              《彩色的雨》                  《风铃》                 《棒棒糖》

 

            

              

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July 2018

 

 

Thematic Updates for Preschooler Class

 

Air is everywhere. Did your little ones go around the house catching air with a plastic bag? We were learning all about air this month. Through experiments, the children learned that air takes up space and could obstruct water or things from moving forward. They also experienced that air moves in all directions, at different speed – fast or slow. Although they could not see air, they could feel air.

 

The children now understand that different weather temperature – warm or cold, is affected by the Sun. The Sun makes warm air rises, making the weather warm, but create rain clouds. Heavy rain clouds make cool air sinks, making the air cool when blocking the Sun and raindrops fall to cool the Earth.

 

The children learned that air surrounds and protect the Earth like a huge, thick blanket. Without air, all living things can’t live. More plants in the environment improve the quality of air through photosynthesis. Animals and humans take in the oxgen released by the plants during photosynthesis. In order to maintain the quality of air, we need to grow more plants. The children also suggested to recycle more instead of using more new resources.

 

Please do support your children in any ways that you can. Let’s reduce, reuse and recycle to create a better world for living for the younger generations.

 

 

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

 

After a break from June revision, the children explored about the three states of matter (Air). They started to explore air through a breathing exercise and have an understanding that air is all around us. The children learn air in a fun and exciting way by blowing the fire off the candle and blowing bubbles they had so much fun blowing. They had a better understanding that a strong wind can blow off anything and they also learn that air can be felt and not seen.

 

When the children had a better understanding on Air, they learned the differences between cold air and hot air. The children were gathered to a cold room with air-con turned on and allowing them to feel the cold air. Later, they were brought out to feel the hot air from a hair –dryer. They were able to differentiate the cold air and hot air.

 

To make the lesson more interesting for our younger preschoolers and toddlers, the children were introduced to some air-transport that they may be familiar with. e.g.  Airplanes, Hot Air Balloons, Helicopters, Rockets.

 

Apart from the lesson, the children celebrated racial harmony in a fun way by trying different cultures food and they learned how to respect different cultures and races. They also learned how to greet good morning in 4 different languages, they had so much fun knowing different cultures, costumes, food , language and music.     

 

 

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June 2018

 

 

Revision Month

 

 

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May 2018

 

 

 

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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

 

 

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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

 

 

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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

 

 

 

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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

 

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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 

 

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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

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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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