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.