British Council Pre-school - English curriculum

Our Pre-school curriculum encompasses the areas stipulated in both the Singapore Kindergarten Curriculum Framework (KCF) and the United Kingdom’s Early Years Foundation Years (EYFS):

  1. Aesthetic and creative expression
  2. Discovery of the world
  3. Language and literacy
  4. Motor skills development
  5. Numeracy
  6. Social and emotional development

Language and Literacy

We have a track record of excellence in English Language teaching. As soon as your child joins the British Council pre-school, he/she will be immersed in a language-rich environment. The multi-sensory Jolly phonics programme will be introduced in stages, complete with hands-on activities and fun games, supported by worksheets where necessary. By the end of K2, the phonic sounds, the technique of blending, formulating sentences, and writing simple stories will all be taught. 

Speech and drama

Besides being a fun activity, these classes help children develop strong communication skills, which will be of use throughout their lives. 


Art is a key element for students’ creative development. Children explore colour, texture, shape, form and space in two and three dimensions. They paint, design, draw, make patterns, create collages and explore the work of established artists. 

Discovery of the World

Children engage their senses to find out how things work, conducting investigations and manipulating objects. They therefore develop an understanding of the world around them, providing the foundations for learning science, history and geography. 

Motor Skills Development

We provide opportunities for children to be active and interactive, and to develop their coordination, control and movement through purposeful play. Carefully planned lessons will hone their skills at different stages. 

Music and Movement

Children will enjoy and learn to appreciate a wide range of music, sound and dance. Music and movement is also an enjoyable way to promote gross motor coordination. 


Mathematical concepts such as patterning, shapes, size, weight, position, distance, time and money are introduced through hands-on and concrete learning experiences. A strong foundation in addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and fractions is also developed.  

Social & emotional development

Our “Golden Rules” will be reinforced throughout. Children with a positive sense of themselves in relation to their peers, family and community will respond effectively to challenges they face. 

Primary School Induction Programme

A special primary school induction programme is put in place in Terms 3 and 4 for Kindergarten 2 students. They will be given opportunities to experience new teaching styles and hone their problem solving-skills, to help them with primary 1 preparation.