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Kindergarten Curriculum


Every child deserves the best possible start in life and the support that will enable them to fulfill their full potential. Children develop quickly and their experiences in their early life has a profound effect on who they become in the future. A secure and high quality learning environment enables a child to make the most out of their abilities and talents as they grow.
Cambridge international section will shape the children in the following 6 prime areas as these also work as a framework to the teaching and charting of children’s progress.

Areas of learning…

The Foundation Stage Curriculum is split into six areas of learning…

  • Personal, social and emotional development
  • Communication, language and literacy
  • Mathematical development
  • Knowledge and understanding of the world
  • Physical Development
  • Creative Development

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

  • Encourages children to be independent and to interact with other children and adults.
  • Helps children to become confident, safe, secure and ready to learn from new experiences.

                                                            

Communication, Language and Literacy

  • Encourages children to develop conversational skills.
  • Will help children to develop listening and concentration skills.
  • Enables children to begin to hear sounds in words and to link these sounds to letters.
  • Encourages children to develop pencil control and to begin to make marks on paper.
  • Will help children to learn to read individual words and eventually, simple stories independently.

 

Mathematical Development

  • Helps children to count up to ten and beyond.
  • Encourages them to use mathematical words such as greater, smaller, heavier, lighter, more, less etc
  • Develops skills in comparing and sorting objects.
  • Supports children’s understanding of shape and size including 2D and 3D shapes

Knowledge and Understanding of the World

  • Helps children to gain an understanding of their world (Geography)
  • Encourages them to look at changes over time (History)
  • Encourages them to explore and investigate (Science)
  • Helps to develop designing and making skills (D&T)
  • Will give your children the opportunity to understand and use information and communication technology (ICT).

 

 Physical Development 

  • Supports children’s healthy development.
  • Provides opportunities for using a range of large and small equipment.
  • Helps them to develop a sense of space around themselves and others.
  • Encourages balance.
  • Develops practical skills such as dressing, undressing etc 

 

Creative Development 

  • Inspires children to explore colour and colour changes.
  • Helps them to explore shape and texture using all of their senses.
  • Develops an interest in music, singing and music-making.
  • Develops confidence and imagination.

Curriculum

The Cambridge framework is the vehicle used to provide curricular for the core subjects of Math, English and Science. The foundation subjects are based upon the National Curriculum of England, they include Art and design, Geography, History, Computing, Music Citizenship and PSHE.

French and Kiswahili (foreign languages) are taught from reception class this is to give the children a firm basis of the languages from an early age.

The Cambridge and the National Curriculum Programme provide statements of content, knowledge, skills, understanding and attainment of target levels for all the subjects taught at the Cambridge Section, there is a huge range of resources to make this a reality and to assist the teachers. We strongly recognize that each child is an individual and thus we strive to personalize learning.

Our thorough preparation of pupils right from reception class to Year 6 has seen the Cambridge Section produce pupils who have excelled well in the checkpoint exam a glimpse of the performance is in 2013 our top pupil scored 16 out 18 and in the following year 2014 the top pupil had 15.4 this is a testament of how adequately we prepare our students for the check point exam.