|Programmes Integrated into Cherie Hearts @ Charlton Curriculum
The Cherie Hearts SPIRAL Literacies Curriculum
It is inspired by the New London Group academic theory of “Pedagogy of Multi-literacies” which expands the focus of literacy beyond reading and writing such that children are more holistically developed- socially, emotionally, creatively, financially, computationally, cognizantly and discerningly.
Multi-literacy elements are weaved into the core curriculum which is delivered through a thematic approach, planned in progression over the various age levels from Playgroup to Kindergarten 2. On top of this, designated time slots are dedicated to the delivery of the five multi-literacies (Civic and Social Literacy, Environmental Literacy, Critical Literacy, Financial Literacy and Mental Health Literacy) to address it in a more targeted manner.
Learning centres are specially designed with activities, materials and games to help support the planned lessons, reinforce concepts by revisiting, and promotes self-directed, independent and cooperative play and learning.
Messy Day is an exclusive programme to allow children to explore with messy play materials such as sand, water, clay, paint and glue. It provide children with enormous opportunities to use their imagination, creative thinking and problem solving skills. Messy play experiences are great for children to experiment and learn fine motor skills of pouring, measuring, sifting, moulding, painting, spraying, sticking, squeezing, brushing, squirting and mixing. It also promotes social interaction among children as they engage in water play and creative art.
Monthly Outdoor Learning @ Surin Park
This programme will be held monthly for children of ALL levels from January to November of the year, it aims to improve the Cherians’ gross motor skills and cultivate their appreciation for nature and also take the opportunity to advocate children of all levels during the Outdoor Learning @ Surin Park to support ‘Keep Singapore Clean’ Movement, which is a national rally call for Singapore to move from being a ‘clean city to a truly clean city’
FUN Start, MOVE Smart
It is a groundbreaking motor-skills development programme developed by the Singapore Sports Council that we adopt to instill in children life-long “physical literacy”. Children will have 1 hour of outdoor play daily which consist of free play and purposeful play.
Preschool Health Programme
This programme is adopted from Health Promotion Board to teach children on developing healthy lifestyle through the activities and storybooks.
Children will be engaged to learn phonics through the songs, games, storybooks and activity sheets adapted from the Letterland phonics programme.
Chinese and English Literacy Programme
Children will be introduced to the different genres of books such as fiction and non-fiction books to enhance their literacy in English and Chinese Language.
|PG and Pre-N
The Jump Start Years: 18 months – 4 years
Using a variety of enjoyable experiences, the Jump Start Years Curiculum introduces children to stimulating development in the following domains:
•Aesthetic & Affective : Children learn how to express their creativity and communicate their emotions through effective and meaningful ways.
•Cognitive: Children develop their thinking ability. They can better recall, understand, apply, analyse, evaluate and create from information.
•Fine Motor Skills: Children are familiar with hand-eye coordination of smaller muscle movements such as synchronised use of their eyes, hands and fingers simultaneously.
•Gross Motor Skills: Children learn how to better utilise larger muscles, facilitating their ability to perform a wide range of physical body actions such as crawling, skipping, running, hopping and jumping.
•Language Acquisition: Children gain abilities to observe, understand and communicate with both educators and peers in a variety of contexts, using 50 to 300 words to produce speech that can be as much as 70% intelligible.
|N, K1 and K2
The Bridging Years: 4-7 years
The Bridging Years curriculum for our older children revolve around the introduction of complex, new and varied experiences in the following domains of Language & Literacy, Mathematical Thinking, Environmental Awareness and Aesthetic & Creative Expression as well as Motor Development and Self & Social Awareness.
The Final Graduating Year at Cherie Hearts also include getting children ready for Primary 1.
English & Chinese Reading Programme (Internal)
Through this programme, K1 and K2 children will be guided to read on one-to-one basis. Teachers will assess children’s reading regularly so as to provide customized reading intervention support. For children who have mastered the basic level, they will be challenged to read books at the intermediate and advanced stage.
Zippy’s Friends is an international school-based mental health promotion programme that teaches social and positive coping skills to young children aged 5 to 7 years old.
K1 and K2 children will be learning on how to cope with everyday difficulties, to identify and talk about their feelings and to explore ways of dealing with them. They are also encouraged to help other people with their problems.These activities will be done through stories, role playing, drawing, working with puppets and playing games.
Zippy’s Friends is an evidence-based programme suitable for local schools as it has been conducted in Asian countries like India, Shanghai and Hong Kong with very positive response.
Care for Safety
The Singapore Red Cross Society programme teaches children about safety in a fun and engaging way. The K2 Cherians will learn Basic First Aid knowledge through interactive activities and quizzes, and learn to activate appropriate help during medical emergencies.
SCDF Fire Safety
The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) Preschool teachers’ resource kit will be used to complement existing curriculum through raising awareness among the young of the dangers of fire as well as their own roles and responsibilities in caring for the community. Through these activities, the K1 & K2 Cherians will learn about the dangers of playing with fire, how they can play their part in preventing fires and the “STOP, DROP and ROLL” response should their clothes catch fire.
KidzLive: I Can Protect Myself
KidzLive teaches children to protect themselves against sexual abuse. Catered for the K2 Cherians, the Singapore Children’s Society programme incorporates interactive elements to teach children to respect their bodies, differentiate between good and bad touches, and to tell a trusted adult if they are touched inappropriately.
I’m POSSIBLE is an education programme developed by the Agitos Foundation, the International Paralympic Committee’s (IPC) development arm, to spread the Paralympic values and the vision of the Paralympic Movement to young people throughout the world. Through education of inclusion and the Paralympic values, I’mPOSSIBLE aims to challenge and change the perceptions of how young people perceive people with an impairment, thus bringing about a more inclusive society. Through I’mPOSSIBLE, children will learn Paralympic values such as courage, determination, inspiration, and equality as they watch and understand the remarkable efforts and achievement of our para-athletes. To reinforce their learning, encourage inclusion, and ignite inspiration in our K2 Cherians, they get to participate in the practical sessions outlined in the Para Sport section from the I’mPOSSIBLE toolkit. This sports education programme will be conducted by our educators as part of the holiday programme in June.