Pre Kinder 3
Teacher-to-child ratio: 1 to 12
3- 4 years old
Teacher to child ratio 1 to 10
Our Pre Kinder 3 program provides opportunities for children to expand their repository of knowledge, cultivate their strengths and interests, and build rock-solid academic foundations. Children embark on a structured 3-year phonics program (Rigby Star Phonics) to help them acquire skills to blend and decode words in their early reading adventures. Children complete all the letter sounds in Pre Kinder 3 before progressing to digraphs and trigraphs subsequently. Children also learn more about writing, vocabulary, grammar and comprehension. They further build their Numeracy concepts and number sense through games and activities that build their passion for learning.
In Pre Kinder 3, we step up a notch with our Reggio Emilia inspired project inquiry approach. While this component was introduced to our Pre-Nursery and Nursery 1 children, they were guided a lot by teachers and the topics revolved around their everyday encounters. At Pre Kinder 3 however, children are now able to fully experience the benefits of the project inquiry approach. They are given more autonomy to choose topics of their interest. They are actively engaged in class discussions, group work, and supported by their teachers to explore and find answers to their questions. Field trips, interviews, and experiments pertaining to individual projects are arranged to allow children to be fully engaged in their project investigation. With 2 English and 2 Spanish projects in a year, children will have ample opportunities to apply their language and numeracy skills through the investigation, documentation of learnings in drawings and writing, and dramatization through different forms of project presentations.