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Dear Parents,
 
Welcome to the new academic year! It is wonderful to have the children back after a long summer break. We are looking forward for one more year full of opportunities and experiences that will make them aware of the world around them. The big idea for Key Stage 1 is Making the Complex World Simple.
 
This key stage caters to our youngest learners. They enter the learning journey at a time when their brain is at its most competent and absorbent state. They are wired to learn. For these learners, their world, people, surrounding and events are a huge complex mosaic. As they go through Key Stage 1, they develop competencies to chip away at the large picture through simple knowns.


To enable them to go through this journey from complex to simple, the Key Stage 1 program helps the students to reach towards the following beacons


Language Beacon

 
Relevance – Use language to interact/communicate with the world.

(Listening/Speaking/Reading/Writing to express oneself)

    * Use Phonemic awareness to help decode letters/words
    * Applie language structure to make sense of the written/spoken words
    * Read with fluency to enable comprehension (this does not apply to Pre K and K1 in term one)
    * Speak to communicate about self/thoughts/feelings to others
    * Applie all the above skills to become more competent and less helpless
 

Logical/Mathematical Beacon

Relevance – Develop number sense

(Procedural fluency/Conceptual Understanding)

    * Able to see patterns and make predictions (inductions)
    * Able to manipulate numbers to reach desired outcome
    * Understand ‘numbers’ as having value/meaning/application in life

 
Scientific Thinking Beacon
 
Relevance – Provocation leads to reasoning

(Observation/Data Interpretation)

    * Understand how the natural world functions – cause and effect as nothing is random in nature
    * Foster a spirit of questioning/enquiry
 
Creative Thinking Beacon
 
Relevance – Nurturing curiosity and habits of mind
 
Interpersonal/Intrapersonal Beacon

 
Relevance – Develops a healthy identity of self and appreciation of others

 
Craftsmanship Beacon

Relevance – Understands that quality brings a sense of self worth
 
We will help you understand these beacons and how they enable children through our MLV’s and postings throughout the year. We hope this overview of the big idea of the key stage helps you to understand the program and see the relevance of what we do.

Looking forward to a fantastic partnership between us.
 

 

 

Quotable Quotes

"When educating the minds of our youth, we should not forget to educate their hearts."

 

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