Kindergarten School

Panyathip Kindergarten

The curriculum at Panyathip Kindergarten School develops key learning skills such as listening, speaking, concentration, persistence, learning to work and cooperate with others, as well as developing early communication, literacy and numeracy skills
The curriculum is organised into 6 areas of learning:

Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Your child will learn to be self-confident, take an interest in things, know what their own needs are, tell the difference between right and wrong.

Language and Literacy
Your child will learn to speak confidently and clearly, enjoying stories, songs, poems, hearing and saying sounds, and linking them to the alphabet. They will read and write some familiar words and learn to use a pencil. Your child will also have the opportunity to learn Lao Language and Chinese Language

Mathematical Development
Your child will develop an understanding of Maths through stories, songs, games and imaginative play. They will become comfortable with numbers and ideas such as " heavier than" or "bigger". They will be aware of shapes and space.

Knowledge and Understanding of the World
Your child will explore and find out about the world around them, asking questions about it. They will build with different materials, know about everyday technology and learn what it is used for.

Physical Development
Your child will learn to move, controlling their body and handling equipment.

Creative Development
Your child will explore colours and shapes, trying out dance, making things, telling stories and making music.

 

Understanding the two year old children

Two-year-olds are full of energy, enthusiasm, exploration—and growing independence. With so many new skills at age 2, your child can’t wait to use them!  Two-year-olds like to be independent! Favorite words are "Mine" and "No" and "I do it!" Emotions take on a roller coaster-like quality as 2-year-olds can go from excitement to anger to laughter within a few moments. A great deal of time is spent exploring, pushing, pulling, and filling, dumping, and touching.  They learn best using their senses and motor skills to explore the world and are highly curious about unfamiliar objects, events and phenomena. They can solve simple problems with the "trial and error" method and will practice an activity many times to master it.

 

Class curriculum: Nursery 1(2 years old)

Our curriculum focuses on providing opportunities for children to explore and discover their surroundings through hands on activities. The two’s stay busy with activities that build on their social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development. Art projects, manipulative experiences, water play, dramatic play and object investigation are some of the activities that enrich the day of our two-year-old students. Group activities consist of discussing the theme, letter, color, and shape of the week. Stories, songs and finger plays enhance their developing oral language skills.

Indoor play in our playroom and outdoor play on age-appropriate play equipment provide unlimited opportunities for gross motor development.

Two-year-olds are continuing to improve their socialization skills by learning to play with their peers. Following simple directions and using polite manners are also a part of learning to work and play with others.

 We provide a loving environment where your child can grow and mature to their fullest.

 

Class Goals : Nursery 1

  • Learning about themselves and feeling valued and proud of their achievements through well-planned learning centers.
  • Increasing their sense of independence by offering choices.
  • Expressing a range of emotions through gestures, sounds, and sentences.
  • Learning how to share and care about others.
  • Developing trusting relationships with nurturing adults.
  • Exploring solutions to life situations.
  • Coordinating fine and gross motor skills.

 

 

Understanding the three years old children

Age 3 is a fascinating age for children; they want to learn everything.

 

Three-year-old children have busy minds and busy fingers. They spend a lot of time watching, observing and imitating.  A 3-year-old     has a very inquisitive mind and wants to see, feel and touch everything. Their days are filled with busy exploration of their world. This is the ideal age for learning letters and numbers. They also love to explore words and language. They enjoy making up stories and asking lots of questions about things that make them interested.

 

Three year olds can still be very active but they are very eager to please. This is the ideal stage to start constructive discipline and establish excellent lifelong habits.

 

Class curriculum: Kindergarten 1(3 years old)

Our curriculum for three year-olds provides an enriching environment with activities intended to enhance your child’s overall development in a quality early childhood educational setting.

 

Lesson plans are designed around weekly science or social studies themes. Art projects, Investigative play and group activities provide hands-on opportunities to explore these themes. Pre-math skills including number recognition, counting, and geometric shapes are introduced in a fun, experiential learning environment. Pre-reading activities include recognition of the alphabet both visually and orally.

 

The three years-olds work on a wide range of academic activities throughout the school year to increase their language skills in both listening and communicating. Perceptual and motor skills are developed by utilizing various hands on and interactive materials for fine and large motor development. Three years olds work both individually and in small group settings. Creative skills are encouraged through art, music and dramatic play.

 

Indoor play in our playroom and outdoor play on age-appropriate play equipment provide unlimited opportunities for gross motor development.  We provide a loving environment where your child can grow and mature to their fullest.

 

Class Goals : Kindergarten 1

  • Developing a healthy sense of self-esteem through confidence in one’s growing abilities.
  • Work alone and cooperatively with others in completing a task.
  • Participate as a leader as well as a follower in tasks.
  • Express anger/frustration in an appropriate manner.
  • Show curiosity and a desire to learn.
  • Observe and make decisions.
  • Develop an increasing ability to problem-solve.

 

 

 

Understanding the four year old children

"Energetic" and "imaginative" best describe the 4-year-old children. Four-year-olds feel good about the things they can do, show self-confidence, and are willing to try new adventures.   Their curiosity is abundant and energy is overflowing.  They ask many questions and always try to be silly and crack jokes that make other people laugh.

 

Emotionally, four year olds are temperamental but they but they are now more aware o f their feelings and the feelings of others.

 

It is also at this age, that children can develop intellectually to a great extent.  They have now a clearer understanding of words and their speech is well-formed for the most part. This is also the time when they start to read and understand mathematical concept in a more analytical way.

 

Socially, your children start understanding the meaning of friendship.  At this age, boys play with boys, and girls with girls. They love to dress up and play pretend. Playtime outdoors is most enjoyable for them. Children this age can engage in long periods of active play and exercise.

 

Class Curriculum : Kindergarten 2

Our Kindergarten 2 classrooms are cheerful and nurturing, with hands-on activities that encourage exploration and learning. We provide early language experiences that enable our pre-kindergarten students to successfully prepare for later school successes. Our curriculum focuses on age-appropriate literacy through a phonics-based approach. Oral language skills provide the framework for successful reading experiences. Positive reading experiences that help develop the joy of reading, an understanding of reading as a means of communication, and phonological skill development, combine to enable our preschool students to successfully progress toward pre-reading and reading goals.

 

Math and science concepts, fine and gross motor skills, as well as emotional and social skills are developed through theme-based activities. Large group and small group activities are planned to provide a variety of hands-on experiences. We strive to provide four year old children a challenging and age-appropriate curriculum to provide opportunities for our young students to develop the skills they need to think, reason, and communicate successfully with others.

 

Class Goals : Kindergarten 2

  • Recognizing the alphabet both in and out of order.
  • Matching letters to their sounds and identifying letter sounds in words.
  • Identifying some high-frequency words and attempting to read and write independently. 
  • Demonstrating an understanding of print that is read aloud.
  • Using oral language to communicate successfully with an ever-increasing vocabulary.
  • Increasing knowledge of numbers, their relationships and the operations of mathematics.
  • Investigation of geometry and spatial sense, patterning, measurement, and the classification and collection of data.
  • Science and social studies as it relates to the child, their natural environment, and their community.
  • Appreciation and participation in art, music and drama.

 

 

 

Understanding the five year old children

Five-year-olds are cheerful, energetic, and enthusiastic learners. Five-year-olds are creative and enthusiastic problem solvers. They offer progressively more imaginative ideas for how to do a task, make something or solve longer-term or more abstract challenges. They enjoy planning, and spend a great deal of time discussing who will do what. They especially enjoy dramatic play, usually with other children. Five-year-olds are more sensitive to the needs and feelings of others around them. It is less difficult for them to wait for a turn or to share toys and material. "Best friends" become very important.Five-year-olds begin to extend their oral language skills to reading and writing.

 

Physically, five-year-olds abound with energy and seek active games and environments. Their increased abilities to balance and coordinate movements allow them to ride a bike with training wheels, swim, jumping rope and perform most ball-related skills.

5 years old children are special.Five-year-olds really want to know more about how the world works. Hands-on experiences help them to form theories to explain "how" and "why" things happen.  This is the time where they learn to balance play and academics. They need to learn through constructive discipline and use their unlimited energy to do worthwhile things.

 

Class Curriculum :  Kindergarten 3

The curriculum for Kindergarten 3  develops key learning skills such as listening, speaking, concentration, persistence, learning to work and cooperate with others, as well as developing early communication, literacy and numeracy skills ensuring that our kindergarten have solid foundations on which they can build their future learning in primary schools. Included in the kindergarten curriculum is basic Chinese language learning.

 

Kindergarten 3 Class Goals : Reading

Reading is integrated throughout our curriculum.  Kindergarten students experience oral and written language by:

  • Exposure to a variety of quality children’s literature.
  • Participation in a variety of listening, speaking, and writing experiences.
  • Identification of upper and lower case letters and their sounds.
  • Introduction to D’Nealian manuscript writing.
  • Exposure to creative writing at a developmental level.
  • Application of decoding skills and reading high frequency words to acquire emergent reading skills.
  • Beginning to respond to literature with questions, comments, and opinions.
  • Predicting outcomes and identifying cause and effect.
  • Organizing thoughts and ideas for listening and speaking.

 

Kindergarten 3 Class Goals : Math, Science, & Social Studies

Kindergarten math, science and social studies skills include:

  • Counting to 100 and skip counting by 5’s and 10’s.
  • Sorting objects by various criteria.
  • Identifying geometric shapes.
  • Creating and understanding patterns.
  • Understanding and interpreting graphs.
  • Exposure to money, time and measurement concepts.
  • Experiencing and exploring a variety of math manipulatives.
  • Understanding concepts of addition and subtraction.
  • Developing problem solving skills.
  • Explore science and social studies concepts within their environment.

 

Kindergarten 3 Class Goals : Social Skills

To encourage positive work habits and good socialization skills our students:

  • Respect and appreciate the diversity of others.
  • Explore ways to resolve conflicts with others.
  • Develop self-confidence and sense of independence in their work.
  • Learn to complete their work in an appropriate amount of time.
  • Participate in group activities.
  • Follow established classroom rules.

 

Art, music, sports and outdoor play round out our kindergarteners’ day, a day that is filled with fun learning activities designed to bridge the gap between pre-school and their primary school years.