The school curriculum is designed to cater for children’s developmental needs and characteristics, as well as based on children’s life experiences, abilities and interests. The “story-based teaching” approach is adopted to provide children with learning activities closely related to their interests and experiences that stimulate their motivation in learning, thereby cultivating in them the courage to try, the initiative to explore, and the willingness to learn.
Story-based teaching is a teaching approach in which teachers make good use of creative ideas and games to create a literacy-rich learning environment that encourages language learning. Children are provided with ample opportunities to tell, create and act out stories. They can learn to express themselves using their voice, body language and facial expressions, thus enhancing their expression skills, imagination, creativity and confidence.
Project-based learning is a teaching approach in which children acquire deeper knowledge about a study topic they are interested in through observation, interviews, discussions, exploration, problem-solving, experiments and recording. Throughout the learning process, children will develop the courage to try, initiative to explore, and the willingness to learn. Parents may also get involved in their children’s research activities to enrich their learning journey.
Life and Affective Education
We make good use of various learning opportunities, morning assemblies, storytelling, games, sharing and hymn singing, to incorporate elements of life and affective education into the curriculum. Thus enabling children to learn about themselves and develop confidence and social skills through various everyday life scenarios. It also encourages them to be grateful in all things, always learn from self-reflection and the process of trying, be perseverant and positive, develop positive values towards life, and develop a healthy personality.
Nature and Living
A science corner is set up in each classroom for children to engage in experiments and exploration, through which they will learn about their surroundings, stimulate curiosity and develop a self-directed learning attitude. During the learning process, they will learn to think, identify object features, make questions, predictions and analysis. Through exploration, they will discover changes in things, and learn to conclude what they have learnt through simple oral reports, thus developing scientific literacy and logical thinking skills. In addition, our school has a rooftop garden, where children can learn about organic farming, develop a grateful mind and learn to protect earths resources and the natural environment.