Our Curriculum

In line with ECDA’s curriculum framework, we provide a bilingual and holistic curriculum offering learning areas such as Language & Literacy,  Numeracy,  Environmental Awareness,  Aesthetics & Creativity,  Music & Movement as well as Character Building.  These are integrated into our child-centered programmes and activities prepared for each level.

 

STORY-BASED

With reference to the Primary School’s STELLAR approach, our core-curriculum lessons are based on Literacy Approach (Story-based).

We hope to instill on our children greater exposure and love for literacy by incorporating fun-filled activities and integrating all subject areas around the selected storybooks appropriate for children of various ages.

We endeavour to incorporate learning activities that will not only help to better prepare our children for primary school, but also to develop inquiry and comprehension skills and character development from in-depth study of characters and topics found in the storybooks, e.g. The Rainbow Fish, The Little Red Hen, The Little Engine That Could, etc.

Meaningful activities will subsequently be planned in line with the selected stories through games, songs, dramatic play, etc.

 

Each term, teachers will prepare beforehand selected appropriate books for their respective classes.

However, the length of time taken to complete each book may vary according to children’s interests.

Some classes may cover more books than the other because there will be occassions when the children would initiate mini projects and in-depth discussions on some of the topics derived from the books.

Nevertheless, we will keep you updated on the books your child has covered at the end of each term.

 

How do we start?

As teachers, we have to constantly explore different strategies to effectively engage our children towards learning. Nevertheless, we personally enjoy the story-based approach as it is able to successfully draw our children's interest and creativity. The diagram below reflects one of the usual methods our teachers have used to begin the story-based approach: