PRE-KINDY COURSE SYLLABUS

A. DESCRIPTION

This program is aimed towards children under the age group 2-3 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 toddlers in their developing years as a global citizen.

 

B.   LEARNING OBECJTIVES

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

 

1.   Develop primary sensory skills through physical, musical, and artistic approaches based on the curriculum.

2.   Listen, understand and vocalize communicatory content and respond using simple thought.

3.   Develop interest for picture books in reading a story.

4.   Handle and move different objects; show awareness of simple self-help skills; begin to make relationships with peers and familiar adults; demonstrate a sense of self and begin to manage their own feelings/ behavior.

5.   Count and organize objects; develop object permanence; develop an awareness of physical shapes, space and measure.

6.   Express curiosity for other people especially their family members; explore objects or places with regards to its similarities and differences; discover toys with different mechanisms and begin to learn to operate them.

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

8.   Develop interest in Chinese children songs and explore simple words learned through these songs.

 

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

 

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

·        Listening and attention

 

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 Pre-Kindy 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 Pre-Kindy weekly themes for this academic year:

TERM 1

THEME

DATES COVERED

Week 1

Welcome Back to Aristar

Sept. 10-13, 2019

Week 2

All about my family

Sept. 16-20, 2019

Week 3

My Body

Sept. 23-27, 2019

Week 4

Clothes I wear

Sept. 30- Oct. 04, 2019

Week 5

Personal Hygiene

Oct. 7-11, 2019

Week 6

My Pet

Oct. 14-18, 2019

Week 7

Let’s go to the zoo

Oct. 21-25, 2019

Week 8

At the farm

Oct. 28- Nov. 1, 2019

Week 9

Under the sea

Nov. 4-8, 2019

Week 10

Loy Krathong and some Thai traditions

Nov. 11-15, 2019

Week 11

At the beach

Nov. 18-22, 2019

Week 12

Up in the sky

Nov. 25- 29, 2019

Week 13

Superhero week

December 2-6, 2019

Week 14

Colors are everywhere

Dec. 9-13, 2019

Week 15

Feelings and emotions

Dec. 16-20, 2019

Week 16

Christmas shopping

Dec. 23-25, 2019

TERM BREAK

 

 

 

TERM 2

THEME

DATES COVERED

Week 1

Rooms in the house

Jan. 13-17, 2020

Week 2

Places in the community

Jan. 20-24, 2020

Week 3

Community helpers

Jan. 27-31, 2020

Week 4

Rain or shine

Feb. 3-7, 2020

Week 5

How many all?

Feb. 10-14, 2020

Week 6

Transportation

Feb. 17-21, 2020

Week 7

Fruits

Feb. 24-28, 2020

Week 8

Vegetables on the table

March 2-6, 2020

Week 9

Let’s go shopping

March 9-13, 2020

Week 10

Let’s go to the mountains

March 16- 20, 2020

Week 11

Music and rocks

March 23-27, 2020

Week 12

My community

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

Night time

April 20-24, 2020

Week 2

Bugs and Insects

April 27-May 1, 2020

Week 3

3R’s week

May 4-8, 2020

Week 4

Exploring senses

May 11-15, 2020

Week 5

Healthy drinks

May 18-22, 2020

Week 6

Sports week

May 25-29, 2020

Week 7

I am ready

June 1-5, 2020

Week 8

Routines I can do

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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*

*

*

*

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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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