Our Core N1-K2 Curriculum

CHINESE

MATHEMATICS

The Eshkol Approach

The Eshkol approach is well-balanced:

  • It arouses a love for learning in our children (a child learns best when he enjoys himself i.e. play)
  • It prepares our children academically so that they are well-equipped for the rigors required in Primary One.

For this, we studied various philosophies and approaches to glean the best of the play-based approach (e.g. Montessori, Waldorf and etc) and the academic-based approach to provide the best learning for our children. Our lessons are balanced between structured and planned learning as well as activity centres that encourage self-paced fun learning.

Structured and planned learning is devoted to acquire knowledge through self discovery (such as observing colours, shapes and time), and life skills (such as reading, writing and problem-solving etc.) Activity centres are based on a combination of approaches such as Montessori and Multiple Intelligence that allow children to learn through independent or group play.

For more details, see our article.

Thematic Learning

Our curriculum will be implemented through planned thematic learning. Some examples are:

  • Just Being Me (e.g. about our bodies, liking myself)
  • The More We Get Together (e.g. family members, friends have fun together)
  • What Grown-Ups Do (e.g. Doctors and Dentists, Firefighters, Teachers)
  • Singapore (e.g. our history, our famous attractions, our people)
  • Wheels and Wings (e.g. motor vehicles, types of planes)
  • Growing Greens (e.g. plant life cycles, conservation)

In each thematic study, the child will learn about the same theme using various methods such as: classroom lessons, field trips, interactive multi media and activity centres.

Having completed our curriculum, your children will be independent and confident learners.

Bilingual Immersion

Our bilingual programme provides the platform for the children to immerse in Chinese and Chinese culture.

To this end, the English will be the key medium for the first half of the day. The second half of the day will be conducted in Mandarin.

For more details, see timetable.