At RGA, the teachers follow the eclectic approach in global education, which is a blend of the best forms of pre-school teaching practices, international and national. Technology is a huge part of our mode of delivery, as we believe in making our children “future ready”. The curriculum also includes co-curricular activities that inculcate life skills such as gardening, petting animals, field trips, cooking, etc. We have carefully curated the curriculumTM with a team of experts to ensure that our children receive holistic learning.
Social emotional development focuses on the child first and academics later. It is important for educators to help children develop strong relationships with adults and peers as well as develop skills towards self regulating their emotions and behaviours.
- Making friends
- Sustaining friendships
- Self regulation
- Taking turns
- Relationships with adults
It is important for educators to provide choices to children that help the children in planning and making decisions. The classroom environment should be setup to encourage students' imagination and careful thought should be given to children's interests and passions.
- Dramatic Play
Physical development consists of developing gross and fine motor skills. Gross motor skills are developed through strengthening the big muscles in the body. Activities like running, jumping and swimming develop our gross motor skills and fine motor skills are developed through strengthening smaller muscles in the body through coloring, kneading, lacing and threading.
- Using hands
- Using writing tools
- Pencil grip
Developing language skills is important, not only in English, but also in the child's home language. Educators should encourage conversation with students and gradually increase the number of exchanges while staying on topic. It is also important to
- Conversing skills
- Expanding vocabulary
- Social rules of language
Literacy is about phonetic and awareness as well as phonemic awareness. Rhymes, Alliteration and syllables are as important as letter sounds and recognition. Another important aspect of literacy is exposure to books. Children should be surrounded by books of all kinds. Educators should encourage children to write and honour their approximations in the form of pre writing by acknowledging that all writing has meaning.
- Beginning sounds- Alliteration
- Units of sound
Maths in early years is about teaching with a focus on making connections with the world around them. Where can they see numbers? What shapes can they find? Can students combine language and Math? What is the depth of their understanding? How can we extend knowledge beyond rote learning of numerals and names of shapes? Educators have to keep all these in mind when planning Maths in the classroom.
- Number sense
As educators we have to go beyond themes. The umbrellas of topics have to be big so as to accommodate individual interests. Cycles can mean your daily cycle, or the weather cycle or cycle of day and night or a life cycle. Change can incorporate changes in material, weather, our growing bodies and colour mixing. If we don't limit ourselves to narrow themes, we allow for student interest and passions. Students learn best when they are passionate about what is being taught.
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