Welcome to Little Hands School
THE MAIN AREAS IN OUR CLASSROOM
We apply all the five senses to our teaching methods because children learn through listening ing, seeing, touching, smelling as well as speaking Sensorial exercises develop skills in thinking, judging, concentrating, comparing, and, sequencing. As the children work with the materials, they also develop new vocabulary related to the activities and experience.
In the Montessori Language Curriculum, the child learns the sound of letters in a systematic, progressive way and then blends the letters to form a word. Every word is identifiable with an object so the child can feel, understand and match the abstract word to a concrete objective. Sandpaper letters help the child’s muscular memory to learn the form of letter’s preparation of writing. Letter of the week also reinforces the language module. Phonological awareness is thoroughly important for school, or students thus our comprehensive approach in phonics will enable your children to become fluent readers.
Before a child enters a proper in a Montessori school, he/she has a]ready been introduced to pre-mathematics skills through practical life and Montessori Sensorial activities. Children follow the sequential progression from very basic exercises to the more abstract. This enables them to grasp concepts of addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and provides an introduction to the decimal system.
An extensive, general- knowledge program is introduced, to enable children to learn about the environment, people, cultures, and customs, food and language of their country, as well as the countries around the world.
Practical Life is the first in the series of Montessori education in Montessori schools. The child learns skills for daily, practical-living. These school activities provide the foundation for the coordination of movement, independence, and a sense of order, concentration and care for himself/ herself and the environment.
At Little Hands School our aim is to provide a broad and balanced curriculum which reflects the needs and interests of the children in the setting. We also support children in learning through playing and exploring. We encourage them to think creatively and to interact with the people around them.
We provide toys and equipment to encourage children to play and learn across all curriculum areas. Staff plans activities aimed at children to show what they know and learn and develop as they play. School is an ideal place to make friends and develop a relationship with both children and adults. This special social environment is designed to be friendly, inviting and involves working together, sharing ideas and experiences.
The development of social skills forms a major part of the curriculum the children are engaged to become independent, learn how to manage their feelings and to understand appropriate mannerisms when working or playing. Each child is made to feel special and encouraged to help positive phrase. our “rules” teach them to be polite and kind to others. To enhance their language development the children enjoy a wide variety of speaking and listening activities.
Children are encouraged to discuss a story, predict the ending and relate the text of the.ir own experiences. All the classes cover five themes or topic each term which provide a wealth of opportunity for teaching new vocabulary. Interactive”circle time” takes place every day to develop the children confidence in speaking freely. The phonetic alphabets are introduced in a fun, age-appropriate way through jolly phonetics. Each sound has an action and song that goes along with it. The children are encouraged to recognize familiar sounds as well as the•ones in their names, which they will begin to write independently.
Valuable pre-reading and writing skill are taught through coloring, drawing, free drawing and painting as well as fun, topic related activity sheets. The classes have a small library, giving all the children access to a wide variety of book s, The children learn how to handle books appropriately and most importantly to enjoy them, Hopefully, helping to nurture a Iifelong love of reading. Counting skills, number and shape recognition and measurement develop through group-based activity and the use of practical apparatus such as sand and water play and construction toys.
The children ai•e introduced to various mathematical concepts and language in a fun way through songs, rhymes, and games. Additional activities include matching, slotting, sequencing, recreating simple patterns and learning to recognize basic shapes, all of which build their understanding and teaches them problem-solving skills. The children are able to explore and play with a variety of materials. They share their thoughts, ideas, and feelings through a variety of activities in art, music, painting and drawing that enables them to express themselves and develop their creativity. In order to develop their gross, motor skills the children are encouraged to move with control, co-, and imagination. This is achieved in a variety of ways through the use of large toys and P.E equipment, such as oars, bicycles, hoops and ba l ls.
For the development of fine motors skills, our children learn pencil control, to complete pre-writing patterns and use a range of small (and large) pieces of equipment such as construction sets, puzzles, safety, scissors, play dough as well as and threading and lacing activities. By the time our children are in kindergarten, they will have longer attention spans and be able to be seated for longer periods of time. They will also have developed some social ski l ls and will be eager to create new ideas and expand their imagination. They will thus begin to experience themes and activities that seek to broaden their horizons.
- Phonic skills
- Whole word recognition
- Development of reading and spelling
- Sentence awareness
- Read ing & comprehensive
- Creating writing
Little Hands language lessons will also be more structured at this level and your child will be exposed to more opportunities for creative expression through frequent, written exercises, daily class-discussions and performing arts lessons conducted during music lessons.
Through art and craft, they can focus on the beautiful, colorful, soothing aspect of the world around us. Satisfy and improve their aesthetic sense.
MUSIC & MOVEMENT:
Informal education the children will receive from their environment and friends. They leam to mingle and be social. The musical learner also has the ability to pick up sounds and remember melodies, this develops memory cells.
OUR STAFF :
We have an experienced team of staff members. who provide stimulating experiences and resources based on the children ‘s interests and ideas. Children are able to explore safely and independently with the support and supervision of these experienced and qualified teachers.
The staff at Little Hands School is extremely proud of their school and would welcome the opportunity to meet you and give you a tour of the setting so that you can experience first-hand the wonderful facilities and child-friendly environment.
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