About Our Curriculum
What is the Arts Kidz Curriculum?
The Arts Kidz curriculum is designed to provide children with a well-rounded education that covers not only essential academic areas such as literacy and numeracy but also values languages, technology and the Arts in education.
Our programme is run by trained specialist teachers who work with the children each week in areas such as Literacy, Numeracy, Visual Arts, Chinese Speech and Drama, Violin, Pianica, Music and Movement and Mindfulness.
A combination of trusted curriculum content and solid approach strategies, our curriculum draws its roots from a number of sources including:
- The International Early Years Curriculum (IEYC)
- MOE’s Nurturing Early Learners Framework
- The Project Approach
- Growing with Maths (K1-K2, in conjunction with MOE mathematics curriculum)
- Jolly Phonics
The Arts (visual arts - making marks, painting, drawing; performing arts - music, movement, theatre, dance; and literary arts - stories, poetry and theatre) is often neglected in many schools in favour of heavy, academically-driven, rote-learning based programmes. What these programs fail to recognise is that not only do the Arts provide an important creative outlet for children, it is also a springboard to intellectual discovery and to many academic learning opportunities.
The International Early Years Curriculum (IEYC) is a research-based curriculum recognising global best practice in early childhood education and the developmental needs of pre-schoolers. It integrates learning under themes and is designed to meet the needs of children growing up within an international environment.
Each term, the teachers choose an overall, broad-based topic. This topic allows the Lead Teachers the flexibility to focus on an aspect of that topic of interest to the children. The teacher’s then facilitate the project, writing learning objectives into the context of the project content. Literacy, numeracy, scientific processing skills, geography, social and personal skills, can all be woven into the fabric of the project.
Will My Child Be Ready For Primary 1?
We chose the school because of its arts based curriculum, a culture of positive learning and the diversity of its student population. Because learning is enquiry-based and fun, our kids have been excited to go to school each day. Their favourite classes have been pianica and mindfulness. As soon as kids enter the school, their teachers make them feel special. The teachers are terrific and it is hard not to be impressed by their energy and enthusiasm. Without doubt, we
recommend the school to other families.
My son spent 3 years at Arts Kidz and I believe Arts Kidz has done an excellent job in building up his confidence, love for learning, curiosity and social-communication skills through their play-based activities, a well-rounded curriculum and competent teachers.
Li LiEn Ching
My eldest son truly enjoyed his time in Arts Kidz and till today speaks very good accented English which he picked up from his Scottish teacher. He is now in Primary and is coping extremely well with the rigours of local school academics. Till today he has a strong interest in art and loves to draw whenever he has the time.
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Creative Learning, Creative Child
Arts Kidz Pre-school @ RV,
491B River Valley,
#02-01 Valley Point Office Tower,
+65 6456 8003 (Admissions Hotline)
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