PRE-ELEMENTARY – HELLO GRADE 1
Duration: 9 weeks
From June 1st to July 31st, 2021.
Daily duration of English lessons: : 2 hours/day
WHO IS IT FOR?
Children from 5-6 years old preparing to start Grade 1 Elementary school in August 2021, who have none to very limited English and literacy skills.
SNS’s Pre-elementary Program is a combination of 4 main subjects.
To develop learners’ phonemic awareness—the ability to hear, identify and manipulate phonemes—in order to teach the correspondence between these sounds and the spelling patterns (graphemes) that represent them.
Stories create magic and a sense of wonder in the world. Stories teach us about life, about ourselves, and about others. Storytelling is a unique way for kids to develop an understanding, respect, and appreciation for other cultures, and can promote a positive attitude to people from different lands and religions.
Science is one of the oldest and most important academic disciplines and covers a wide variety of subjects. It is also one of the fundamental parts of the term STEM. Science helps our understanding of the world around us. Through this knowledge, students can shape the modern world.
Early Math is critical for young kids. Math helps children to think analytically and have better reasoning abilities. Analytical and reasoning skills are the foundation for children to develop problem-solving skills.
- Throughout the program, students are to learn the sound of the alphabet and short vowels.
- Students learn different stories: Brown Bear Brown Bear What do you see?; Bark, George; The Very Hungry Caterpillar; Pete the Cat: Pete’s Big Lunch; Llama Llama Red Pajama.
- Students take part in different science activities to investigate things around us, such as Lava lamps, bubbles, rain, light and shadow, rainbow. Children also learn about healthy habits such as washing hands, choosing healthy food.
- Students learn to write alphabets and numbers from 0-20. For Early Math, students practice counting, sequencing, numbers, one-to-one correspondence, patterns, sorting, shapes, and graphing.