Pre-School English Aims and Objectives
Our department applies the English syllabus for our 2-6 year old learners. In addition to their native language, we teach English to our 2 year old learners with the support of role plays. From the age of 3, the following English syllabuses are taught in English:
Story Time and drama
Physical education, music, information technology, Turkish, and French lessons are taught with English support. All lessons are prepared according to the learners developments.
To enhance the development and education of children under statutory school age
to provide a safe, secure and stimulating environment
to work within a frame work that ensures equal opportunities for all children.
Your child’s introduction to school starts at Girne American College’s Pre-School. We strongly believe that this first stage of a young learner’s education is of fundamental importance and should be based on learning through fun and exploration. For many of our youngest pupils this is their first experince of hearing the English language regularly and it is of the utmost importance that they feel confident and happy with their language experinences and environment. Their ‘school day’ starts with a paper based activitiy, such as a structured colouring sheet or basic number work both of which enhance and develop handeye sensory coordination and instill a sense of organization and discipline. During their first year your child will learne through engaging activities such as song, rhyme, action and repetition of basic principles of primary colours, shapes, sizes, dimensions and basic number work. From the start of the academic year 2011 there is to be greater emphasis on letter recognition and letter sound ( phonic work) as an early preparation for your child to read with confidence and enjoyment in the future. Creativitiy and enquiring is encouraged within the pre-school and the children partake in many colourful, sensory and occasionally messy activities to support and stimulate their learning experience.
Lower Reception Aims and Objectives
to enhance self confidence and self esteem
to enhance exploration and basic investigation by basic communication and sensory skills
To develop language skills for basic communication
linking sound and letters in preparation for recognition of basic words
Sorting matching and comparative skill development
to listen and respond
to use language and action to recreate basic roles and situations
In our three lower reception classes all children follow a structured and yet not inflexible curriculum outline. Once again we build cohesively on skills and knowledge already taught in our pre-school. Further progression is made in letter , a few key words, sequencing , matching and visual discrimination skills. Story time is an important part of each day, where the students learn to listen and enjoy a themed story, and follow a rudimentary story line. Role play is encouraged for further stimulation and learning. There is a strong emphasis on learning through imagination and creativity and we encourage parents to support and reinforce their childs learning at home with shared reading time and asking enquiring questions.