By Singapore Teaching Centre, British Council

09 February 2022 - 11:25

Kindergarten can provide your child with an excellent foundation for future learning, not only academically, but socially and emotionally as part of their holistic development. Children are naturally curious about the world around them. Our role as educators, in partnership with parents, is to help prepare your child to learn with confidence.

In this blog post, we’ll take a look at what you can expect from the British Council’s Kindergarten 2 course and share an example worksheet that you might like to use at home.

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How kindergarten can nurture your child’s confidence

At any stage in your child’s education, but especially in early years, it is really important for learning to take place in a nurturing and supportive environment. Kindergarten 2 is a time for your child to absorb as many new experiences as possible before they enter Primary 1. Feeling safe and relaxed is vital to making the transition one that is as free of anxiety as possible for parents and little ones alike.

Kindergarten can help to set in motion a lifelong love of learning. By exploring through play, and interacting with other children of the same age, your child will create happy memories of learning English with friends. 

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Early years teaching should nurture creativity, communication and thinking skills, so that as children grow they become comfortable with self-expression and increasingly independent learners. Young children should be encouraged to ask questions, and grapple with meaning, to provide them with a richer and more rewarding education from the beginning.

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The British Council’s approach to teaching Kindergarten 2

By the end of Kindergarten 2, our young learners will be ready for Primary 1. To get them there, we run a tried-and-tested curriculum designed by British Council experts specialising in English education for early years. All of our courses are developed in alignment with the syllabus set by the MOE.

Our Singapore pre-school curriculum is both fun and effective. Together with parents, our dedicated and caring teachers will help your child learn English and develop skills for life, while participating in activities they will love, including illustrated worksheets that are designed to spark the imagination.

Your child’s lesson will be dynamic and varied, but the focus is always on four main skill areas: independent reading, comprehension, writing and written accuracy. Our teaching approach uses early-literacy phonic strategies, ‘show and tell’ presentations, story-related activities and writing tasks to build whole communication skills and reading confidence. In addition, we aim to develop your child’s confidence when speaking through activities such as weekly Show and Tells.

One of the themes through which we explore English is ‘routines at home and relationships’. Take a look at our free worksheet, which aims to improve reading comprehension and creativity by depicting familiar daily activities.

Visit our website for more information about British Council Kindergarten 2 or to register for a trial class. The British Council offers nursery and kindergarten children an exceptional foundation for learning based on Singapore’s and UK’s curriculum frameworks, with an equal emphasis on Mandarin. Find out more about our kindergarten and pre-school in Singapore.