K2 COURSE SYLLABUS 

A.  DESCRIPTION

This program is aimed towards children under the age group 4-5 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.

 

B.   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 focused attention.

3.   Develop reading familiarity manifested in independent reading, awareness of story structures and rhyme recognition.

4.   Distinguish different marks they make on paper and sometimes give meaning to these marks.

5.   Move freely with confidence; show independence of simple self-help skills especially toileting needs; make relationships with peers and familiar adults; demonstrate a sense of self, manage own feelings/ behaviour and express appropriate emotions.

6.   Shows an interest in representing numbers; recite numbers in sequence; match numbers with quantity; develop further understanding of physical shapes, space and measure.

7.   Shows interest in the lives of others and in different occupations; remembers significant events; explore objects or places with regards to its similarities and differences; discover their individuality.

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

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

 

 

 

C.  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

 

 

D.  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 K2:

 

 

E.   WEEKLY THEMES

Themes are unified concepts used each week for a creative and interactive lesson delivery of the Learning Units. Below are the K2 weekly themes for this academic year:

TERM 1

THEME

DATES COVERED

Week 1

I am back to Aristar

September 10-13, 2019

Week 2

Me and myself

September 16, 20, 2019

Week 3

Healthy Routines

September 23-27, 2019

Week 4

Extended families

September 30 – October 4, 2019

Week 5

Where do you live?

October 7-11, 2019

Week 6

Can I help you?

October 14-18, 2019

Week 7

Animal Clinic

October 21-25, 2019

Week 8

Garden

Oct. 28 – Nov. 1, 2019

Week 9

Water Resources

November 4-8, 2019

Week 10

Loy Krathong and some Thai traditions

November 11-15, 2019

Week 11

Neat and clean

November 18-22, 2019

Week 12

Fast and slow

November 25-29, 2019

Week 13

Superhero week

December 2-6, 2019

Week 14

Look up

December 9-13, 2019

Week 15

Colorful festivals and landmarks

December 16-20, 2019

Week 16

Christmas village

December 23-25, 2019

TERM BREAK

 

 

 

TERM 2

THEME

DATES COVERED

Week 1

What happened?

January 13-17, 2020

Week 2

The 7 continents- Chinese New Year

January 20-24, 2020

Week 3

Phases of matter

January 27-31, 2020

Week 4

Living and non-living things

February 3-7, 2020

Week 5

Senses

February 10-14, 2020

Week 6

May, more and most

February 17-21, 2020

Week 7

Vehicles

February 24-28, 2020

Week 8

Under the sea

March 2-6, 2020

Week 9

How’s the weather?

March 9-13, 2020

Week 10

Landforms

March 16-20, 2020

Week 11

Life Cycle

March 23-27, 2020

Week 12

Fairy tales

March 30 – April 3, 2020

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

ASEAN

April 27- May 1, 2020

Week 3

Insects

May 4-8, 2020

Week 4

Machines

May 11-15, 2020

Week 5

Health Week

May 18-22, 2020

Week 6

Sports week

May 25-29, 2020

Week 7

Survival week

June 1-5, 2020

Week 8

Time

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

 

 


  

F.  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

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*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

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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