of our kindergartens
Bumblebees strive to promote a warm and relaxed atmosphere so that children can enjoy the time that they are in our care. The curriculum promotes development by focusing on the following six areas:
1. Personal, social and emotional development
The class offers an opportunity for children to become aware of their feelings in relation to their environment. They should be encouraged to have a healthy respect for others as well as a strong self-concept. Through this, they learn to make positive relationships and value friendship, which is a key part of social and emotional development.
Examples: Greeting, manners, and rules, sharing and respecting others
2. Communication language and literacy
Our aim is that the children will learn to communicate in English through games, stories, songs and role play. Children participate in activities based on letters and sounds to develop their pre-reading and writing skills.
3. Problem solving, reasoning and numeracy
Activities are designed to teach children basic problem solving and number: counting, memorizing, organizing and classifying in a nurturing and supportive environment.
Example: numbers, colours, shapes sorting and patterns.
4. Physical development
Exercise provides children opportunities to develop their physical strength, Coordination and balance. This increases their self-control and esteem and helps release energy which is vital for growth and development.
Example: ball games, rhythm exercises, balance exercises, dancing, and relaxation and out door sports.
5. Creative development
We encourage children to develop their imagination and creativity through various activities such as music, drama, arts and crafts. Our activities allow the children to develop their individuality, artistic expression and help develop fine motor skills.
Example: drawing, painting, cutting, modeling, puppets, instruments, singing and performing.
6. Knowledge and understanding of the world
Children are motivated to learn about things that interest them and we provide the children with this opportunity. Children are naturally curious about the world around them plants, animals, people, etc. We take the children on trips into the community, nature walks and look at how we can recycle and help improve our own environment.
Project-based learning at Bumblebees Kindergarten
In Bumblebees, we are following the project-based learning method, which emphasizes active, hands-on learning through the completion of a project or a series of related projects. Here are some reasons why project-based learning can be beneficial for children:
Encourages creativity and innovation: Project-based learning allows children to use their creativity and innovation to solve real-world problems. This process helps them develop their critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
Fosters teamwork and collaboration: Project-based learning often involves group work, which teaches children how to collaborate with others, share ideas, and work towards a common goal. This helps them develop important social skills and learn how to communicate effectively.
Enhances learning retention: When children are engaged in a project that they find interesting and meaningful, they are more likely to remember the information they have learned. This is because project-based learning allows them to connect new knowledge to their existing knowledge and experiences.
Increases motivation and engagement: Children are more motivated and engaged in learning when they are working on a project that they find interesting and relevant to their lives. This helps to cultivate a love of learning and a desire to continue learning throughout their lives.
Provides opportunities for self-directed learning: Project-based learning allows children to take ownership of their learning and work at their own pace. This helps them develop self-direction and self-motivation, which are important skills for success in school and beyond.
Overall, project-based learning can be a powerful teaching method that helps children develop a range of important skills and attitudes that will serve them well throughout their lives.