K3 COURSE SYLLABUS

A. DESCRIPTION

This program is aimed towards children under the age group 5-6 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 sentences and focused attention.

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

4.   Distinguish different marks they make on paper and 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 proficiency in representing numbers; recite numbers in sequence; match numbers with quantity; develop further understanding of physical shapes, space and measure.

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

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

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

 

*Note: These learning objectives are being integrated with the ACARA curriculum, thus; minor changes have been made since this syllabus was composed.  

 

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 K3 group. As student development vary, these learning units may vary with each teacher as well.

 

E. WEEKLY THEMES

Themes are unified concepts used each week for a creative and interactive lesson delivery of the Learning Units. Below are the K3 weekly themes for this academic year:

TERM 3

THEME

DATES COVERED

Week 1

Materials and their properties

May 4-8, 2020

Week 2

Time

May 11-15, 2020

Week 3

3Rs

May 18-22, 2020

Week 4

Around the world

May 25-29, 2020

Week 5

Health and Fitness

June 1-5, 2020

Week 6

Sports week

June 8-12, 2020

Week 7

Music and Instruments

June 15-19, 2020

Week 8

My Community

June 22-26, 2020

Week 9

Money

June 29- July 3, 2020

Week 10

ARISTAR WEEK

July 6-10, 2020

Week 11

ACHIEVEMENT DAY

July 13-17, 2020

 

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.
 
F. ASSESSMENT PROCESS  

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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