Kindergarten

3 years old – 5 years old

Kindergarten

(Nursery 1, Nursery 2 and Kindergarten 1)

The Kindergarten classroom is basically a child’s world geared to the size, pace and interest of children of this age group. The environment is carefully prepared with specially designed apparatus that provides varied opportunities for the child to develop and progress individually and collectively as a community. This leads to more advance and complex work progressively into the Pre-Primary Class.

The child begins work with simple concrete apparatus that help develop concentration, coordination, independence and good working habits through various Montessori materials carefully crafted by Dr Maria Montessori.

 
 

Kids at Work

This is essentially the exploration with practical life exercises. The activities form the basis of learning in the Josiah learning environment. They help your child in his/her holistic development: physical, cognitive, emotional and social. The syllabus includes transferring, pouring, scooping, buttoning, sorting, classifying etc. Some benefits include the development of concentration and hand-eye coordination, fine and gross motor skills, a sense of order, a sense of independence and self-awareness, as well as a sense of responsibility.

Kids Sensorial

The Sensorial materials lay a solid foundation for Mathematics, Geometry, Geography, Botany, Art and Music. Activities are geared towards building concepts to discriminate size, weight, length, shape, smell, classify and compare. The Sensorial materials stimulate the 5 senses, support child’s psychological and neurological development, increase attention span, improve hand/eye coordination, promote muscular development, develop logical thinking and sense of order.

 

Montessori Mathematics

Begins by getting our children to explore numbers 1–10, learning about quantities and symbols, and how to associate the two. Through hands-on, incremental learning, the children systematically build on this foundation to learn about the decimal system, numbers to 100, sequencing, odd and even numbers, additions, subtractions, mixed sums, and even solving four-digit addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division equations.

The activities incorporate Dr. Montessori’s carefully designed concrete materials to help children truly grasp and understand abstract mathematical concepts in a gradual and concrete manner. This will ensure your child to be prepared for the pre-primary class!

Montessori Language

Language is the gateway to learning every other subject. Your child will be given a head start in language development with our Josiah Phonics System which will set them up for success, by fostering self-confidence and enthusiasm for reading. This will be conducted by using Montessori Materials, Josiah Phonics, reading schemes and public speaking.

 

华文青草原

Set in ancient Chinese culture, 华文青草原 was a place where children played and learnt. The aim was to have little children enjoy learning the Chinese language through play. Josiah takes pride in our self-crafted Chinese language syllabus based on this concept. Our Chinese Curriculum Specialist continually improves and updates our curriculum to ensure the major emphasis of a firm foundation in learning Mandarin is crafted with fun elements. Aspects of vocabulary building, sentence construction, expressing of ideas, learning of basic strokes in writing, as well as other conventions of learning Mandarin are all incorporated into our Chinese syllabus. Reinforcement of lessons are done through songs, rhymes, speech and drama, games as well as Art & Craft activities.

Musical Arts Programme (MAP)

Josiah’s MAP is made up of 5 elements of creative expressions.

We have our very own Vocal Training, Dance, Music Appreciation, Art, and Chinese Speech & Drama programmes. Our children are trained to:

  • Appreciate and interpret music of different genres.
  • Understand the history and rudiments of music
  • Recognise music notation
  • Dance with rhythm and groove
  • Sing with correct vocal techniques using world renowned singing methodology
  • Develop freedom of expression through different art techniques, styles and composition.
  • Exhibit creativity and confidence as they explore the Chinese language in a fun and interactive way.

The ultimate goal of this programme is for our children to express themselves through the performing arts.

 

Character Building Blocks

Focuses on different qualities of characters at different ages. The concept of ‘Love’ is introduced to our toddlers. As the children mature, qualities such as kindness, honesty, respect, responsibility, generosity, and more are introduced.

We hope to help our children live a spacious life of good characters before they embark onto their primary years.

Outdoor Play

The Josiah Fitness Programme aims to:

  • Build children’s core and general muscle strength
  • Develop coordination and stamina
  • Train speed, balance, endurance
  • Improve hand-eye coordination.
  • Foster the development of social skills such as teamwork, taking turns, following instructions, and working towards a common goal, in our children.”

They will begin to tunnel crawl, ascend, descend steps on slides, hopping, kicking, throwing, rolling and ball catching. These exercises will shape the children to be fit individuals with good control over their bodies.

 

Grace & Courtesy

At Josiah, the exercises of Grace and Courtesy embody the child’s need for order in the environment and towards social interaction with the community. The child has a need to understand social structures in order to be more at ease in his/her environment.

Grace and Courtesy lessons provide the child with the vocabulary, actions, and steps required for him to build his awareness and responsiveness of those around him. This in turn, gives the child a better sense of orientation and the ability to integrate ‘wholly’ in his social structure. Some of the activities involve greeting a person, saying ‘Thank you’, ‘Please’, ‘Excuse me’, as well as learning to express kindness and to serve others.

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