Monday, 6 November 2017

BLOCK CENTRE 







Construction play develops
all types of skills and behaviours:
The physical skills necessary to manipulate and control chosen toy and manipulatives
Problem solving skills and ability to test ideas: balance, proportion, and other concepts
The ability to plan the use of materials to see a design idea become a reality: represent thoughts and ideas
Perseverance in the face of construction challenges
Cooperative skills and team work: behaviours necessary to successfully and collaboratively complete a task together



Monday, 2 October 2017

BENEFITS OF LEARNING CENTRES
Learning centres are areas within the classroom where students learn about specific subjects and concepts by playing and engaging in activities.

Play is an active form of learning that involves the whole self. The focus of learning in Kindergarten is achieved through exploration and discovery.

Learning centres are age-appropriate and developmentally-appropriate learning stations that allow Kindergarten children to:
  • be independent
  • freely choose and experiment with materials that they find interesting
  • investigate, explore, and discover things that are new to them and make connections with things that they already know
  • understand and make sense of the real world and their personal experiences in it
  • develop social and communication skills, and build relationships
  • use up excess energy
  • relax, be themselves, and express themselves
  • take risks without fear of failure
  • explore in their own way and direct their own learning
  • be self-motivated by concentrating on things that interest them
  • see things through another person's point of view by working together
  • face positive challenges and gain self-esteem through success
  • feel accomplished by completing purposeful activities

Learning Centres in Kindergarten

Circle Time and
Block Centre / Construction Area


Dramatic Play Centre


Reading, ICT, and Puppetry Corner

Message and Writing Centre

Numeracy Centre

Literacy Centre

Fine-Motor and Playdough Centre

Science and Arts Centre



Easel Centre















Monday, 4 September 2017


CIRCLE TIME



Circle time is the most important time of our morning in Kindergarten classTherefore, I encourage all the parents to kindly bring your child to school before 8.30am every day.




Benefits of Circle Time:

  • sing 'Hello' and acknowledge each other
  • come together as a community of learners, as community
  • share our thoughts, listen to one another
  • actively participate together
  • show how we behave appropriately in a group
  • introduce new concepts and ideas
  • take-turns to show and model activities to our peers
  • read, sing and dance together
  • build a sense of respect and support for one another
  • promote a feeling of safety and security from knowing the routine of the day



Sunday, 29 January 2017

Dramatic Play Area



     Through dramatic play, children identify with models, roles and unique situations in their environment. Through meaningful experiences in expressive play, young children develop positive, comfortable feelings about themselves.





     Children experiment with different roles as they explore the familiar and the unknown through pretend play. The dramatic play area is filled with props and dress-up clothes to encourage imagination. In term 1, this area was set-up as a kitchen/home living area. This term, it is the beach.



     Children learn to work with other children, to share, and to make compromises (who gets to be the mother? the father? the baby?). They also practice verbal skills and develop an understanding of symbolic representation that leads to the development of reading and writing skills.



     In the Dramatic Play area, children break through their restrictions of reality as they pretend to be anyone or anything they choose. 






     When engaged in role-play, children deepen their understanding of the world around them and develop life-long skills.