K1 COURSE SYLLABUS

  DESCRIPTION

This program is aimed towards children under the age group 3-4 years old. Students’ self-help skills, academic, physical and artistic breakthroughs using interactive play, exploration and responsive interactions are highlighted in this program. Problem-based learning is valued as an approach, both inside and outside the classroom, to prepare these children in their developing years as a global citizen. However, as an international school based in Thailand, Thai studies are also introduced to students to instill patriotism, cultural appreciation and awareness.

 

   LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Upon succession of this program, students will be able to:

1.   Develop sensory milestones aligned with this age group through physical, musical, and artistic approaches based on the curriculum.

2.   Listen, understand and vocalize communicatory content and respond using simple thought and non-verbal cues.                                                                                                                          

3.   Develop reading familiarity manifested in having favorite picture books and repeating words or phrases from stories.

4.   Distinguish different marks they make on paper.

5.   Handle and move different objects; show familiarity of simple self-help skills; ease separation anxiety, make relationships with peers and familiar adults; demonstrate a sense of self, manage own feelings/ behaviour and express appropriate emotions.

 

6.   Count and organize objects; recite numbers in sequence; develop familiarity of physical shapes, space and measure.

7.   Begin to develop a sense of filial relations; explore objects or places with regards to its similarities and differences; operate toys with different mechanisms.

8.   Express imagination through physical action, sound and role-playing.         

                       

9.   Develop familiarity of words or phrases in Chinese through songs and other media.

 

  LEARNING ASPECTS

Learning Aspects are a summary of all the learning Objectives. These aspects help organize the objectives into categories under each subject as stated in the curriculum. Below are the Learning Aspects for the Pre-Kindy level:

 

SUBJECTS WITH ITS AREAS OF LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT

 

 

LEARNING ASPECTS

English: Language learning and Communication

·        Listening and attention

·        Understanding

·        Oral

·        Reading

·        Writing

 

HPE: Health, Physical, Personal, Social and Emotional Development

·        Moving and handling

·        Health and self-care

·        Making relationships

·        Self-confidence and self-awareness

·        Managing feelings and behaviour

 

Math: Problem Solving and Early  Numeracy

·        Numbers

·        Shapes, space and measure

 

Geography, Science and Technology: Knowledge and Understanding of the world

·        People and communities

·        The world and Geography

·        Science

·        Technology

 

Art and Music: Creative development

·        Exploring and using media and materials

·        Being imaginative

 

Chinese: Language exploration and learning

·        Listening and attention

·        Oral

   

 

  LEARNING UNITS

Learning Units are derived from Learning Objectives to meet specific student outcomes. These Learning Units are specifically designed by the teachers weekly depending on the pace and level of development of a certain K1 group. As student development vary, these learning units may vary with each teacher as well. Below is a sample of a weekly Learning Unit for K1: 

 

      WEEKLY THEMES

Themes are unified concepts used each week for a creative and interactive lesson delivery of the Learning Units. Below are the K1 weekly themes for this academic year:

   

  

TERM 1

 THEME                                

DATES COVERED

Week 1

I AM BACK TO ARISTAR

SEPTEMBER 10-13, 2019

Week2

MY CLASSROOM, OUR HOME

SEPTEMBER 16-20, 2019

Week 3

WHERE I LIVE

SEPTEMBER 23-17, 2019

Week 4

PLACES IN THE COMMUNITY

SEPT. 30 – OCTOBER 4, 2019

Week 5

COMMUNITY HELPERS

OCTOBER 7-11, 2019

Week 6

FRUITS AND VEGETABLES

OCTOBER 14-18, 2019

Week 7

DAY AND NIGHT

OCTOBER 21-25, 2019

Week 8

BLACK AND WHITE

OCT. 28 – NOVEMBER 1, 2019

Week 9

RAINFOREST ANIMALS

NOVEMBER 4-8, 2019

Week 10

LOY KRATHONG AND SOME THAI TRADITIONS

NOVEMBER 11-15, 2019

Week 11

LANDFORMS

NOVEMBER 18-22, 2019

Week 12

COLOR WHEEL

NOVEMBER 25-29, 2019

Week 13

SUPERHERO WEEK

DECEMBER 2-6, 2019

Week 14

UP IN THE SKY

DECEMBER 9-13, 2019

Week 15

WHAT’S INSIDE?

DECEMBER 16-20, 2019

Week 16

CHRISTMAS SHOPPING

DECEMBER 23-25, 2019

 TERM BREAK

 

 

TERM 2

THEME

DATES COVERED

Week 1

MONTHS OF THE YEAR

JANUARY 13-17, 2020

Week 2

COUNTING DAYS-CHINESE NEW YEAR

JANUARY 20-24, 2020

Week 3

4 SEASONS

JANUARY 27-31, 2020

Week 4

VISITING GRANDMA

FEBRUARY 3-7, 2020

Week 5

MY BESTFRIEND

FEBRUARY 10-14, 2020

Week 6

GROWING UP

FEBRUARY 17-21, 2020

Week 7

BODIES OF WATER

FEBRUARY 24-28, 2020

Week 8

WATER ANIMALS

MARCH 2-6, 2020

Week 9

FIVE SENSES

MARCH 9-13, 2020

Week 10

ASEAN NEIGHBORS

MARCH 16-20, 2020

Week 11

TRANSPORTATION

MARCH 23-27, 2020

Week 12

SOUNDS LIKE?

MARCH 30 – APRIL 3, 2019

Week 13

SONGKRAN AND OTHER THAI PRACTICES

APRIL 6-10, 2020

TERM BREAK

 

 

 

TERM 3

THEME

DATES COVERED

Week 1

EARTH DAY

APRIL 20-24, 2020

Week 2

AROUND THE WORLD

APRIL 27- MAY 1, 2020

Week 3

LIFE AT THE FARM

MAY 4-8, 2020

Week 4

SIMPLE MACHINES

MAY 11-15, 2020

Week 5

HEALTHY ME WEEK

MAY 18-22, 2020

Week 6

SPORTS WEEK

MAY 25-29, 2020

Week 7

SURVIVAL WEEK

JUNE 1-5, 2020

Week 8

TIME IS UP!

JUNE 8-12, 2020

Week 9

MARKET DAY

JUNE 15-19, 2020

Week 10

ARISTAR WEEK

JUNE 22-26, 2020

Week 11

ACHIEVEMENT DAY

JUNE 29-30, 2020

TERM BREAK

 

 

 

 


 ASSESSMENT PROCESS
 

The assessment process is an on-going cycle that includes planning, documenting and evaluating children’s learning. Since the curriculum focuses on interactive, play-based and problem-based learning, children will show their learning in varied ways. In this case, teachers derive a variety of ways to assess learning.

1.   Each week, teachers create day-to-day activities and evaluate students’ learning with: Observation, Oral test, Practical test and Criteria assessment. Below is a sample Delivery Plan that a teacher formulates and makes as a reference for the daily assessment:

Day

Session Cover

Subject Cover

 

Assessment Activities:

1

2

3

4

5

Eng

HEP

Math

Geo

Sc.

Art.

Mus

Monday

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

OBSERVATION/HPE/PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT SESSION

Tuesday

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

CRITERIA /ART/CREATIVE

Wednesday

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

ORAL TEST/ENG/ACADEMIC

Thursday

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

PRACTICAL/MATH/ACADEMIC

Friday

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

 ORAL/GEO/ACADEMIC

 

2.   The teachers collate these daily evaluations accordingly into written documentations until the end of the term.

 

·        Phase of Learning are categorized as follows:

 

BA

Becoming Aware

E

Exploring

MC

Making Connections

A

Applying

 

3.   A summary of assessment for the entire term is formulated by the teachers and submitted to parents during a meeting at the end of the term.

4.   This meeting to submit an assessment summary is done twice each academic year.

Note: There are 3 terms for one academic year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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