LSK PROGRAMME & CURRICULUM

Curriculum

Living Sanctuary Kindergarten uses a robust curriculum structured around the following six components:

Discovery of the World

  • Show an interest in the world they live in

  • Find out why things happen and how things work through simple investigations

  • Develop a positive attitude towards the world around them

Numeracy

  • Recognise and use simple relationships and patterns

  • Use numbers in daily experiences

  • Recognise and use basic shapes and simple spatial concepts in daily experiences

Language and Literacy

  • Listen for information and enjoyment

  • Speak to convey meaning and communicate with others

  • Read with understanding and for enjoyment

  • Use drawing, mark making, symbols and writing with invented conventional spelling to communicate ideas and information

Aesthetics and Creative Expression

  • Enjoy art and music and movement activities

  • Express ideas and feelings through art and music and movement

  • Create art and music and movement using experimentation and imagination

Motor Skills Development

  • Enjoy through participation in a variety of physical activities

  • Demonstrate control, coordination and balance in gross motor tasks

  • Demonstrate control and coordination in fine motor tasks

  • Developing healthy habits and safety awareness of home, in school and at public places

Social and Emotional Development

  • Develop an awareness of personal identity

  • Manage their own emotions and behaviours

  • Show respect for diversity

  • Communicate, interact and build relationships with others

  • Take responsibility for their actions

 
 

The Neighbourhood

Young children learn best in contexts they can relate to.  The LSK Neighbourhood is a learning place specially created to depict the buzz of a familiar HDB neighbourhood street.  The little shops range from shopping places like the supermarket, cafe and ice-cream parlour to service shops like the clinic, photo studio and the hairdresser’s.  Children get to take on the roles of customers as well as service providers when they play.  They interact and make meaningful conversations.  They practiced counting and learn to be more aware of the needs and feelings of others around them.  Relationship among the children is strengthened.  The Neighbourhood has so many ‘shops’ that the children never tired of playing in them. 

Ice cream parlour, Hair Salon, Home Corner, Cafe, Clinic, Healthy Lifestyle Activity Corner, Health Corner, Supermarket, Fitness Corner

The LSK Science Centre

Young children have a curious mind which can be capitalized by adults who are creating a variety of learning experiences.  They love to explore and find out how things work.  The LSK Science Centre is set up with numerous sets of learning materials that allow children to explore and find answers to questions posed.  They become young scientists delving into life science, physical science and chemistry as they perform the tasks or carry out the exploratory activities. Teachers are not concern with teaching them science concepts and theories. The learning experiences are meant to teach simple science process skills like making observation, doing simple recording, making predictions, conducting experiments and drawing conclusions.  Teachers are happy for the children to learn just simple science facts and enjoy the learning and interaction with their peers and the materials given.  It is hoped that the enjoyable learning experiences help to foster the love for learning science in the years ahead.

 

Dancing Raisins, Sink n Float, Sounds, Electric Corner, Magnet, Sensory Table, Volcano

 

Field Trips for Children

Children want to know about the environment.  They use their five senses to explore and are excited to learn new things.  To ensure that the environment for learning is a rich one, LSK children do not just learn in the classrooms.  They go for outdoor play every week.  They take nature walks and neighbourhood walks.  Special field trips are also planned for them every term.  These are planned such that children get to visit as many different places as possible within the few years they are with LSK.  The trips are not just a fun experience.  The places visited become a resource for extending classroom exploration of a topic or theme for the term.  There are of course other benefits.  Extending the boundary of the arena for learning certainly is welcome by the children.  They also get excited about the outings.  They enjoy learning with friends and helping one another. They interact and ask questions.  They perform the on-trip learning tasks and post-trip tasks diligently.  The visits also expose children to many places they have not been before and thus the visits enrich their learning.