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Grade 00

7:00am – Gate opens for drop off

7:30am – Educational Games

8:00am – Outside Play

9:00am – Morning Ring

9:40am – Lunch

10:00am – Art

11:15am – Outside Play

12:00pm – Story time

12:15pm – Home time

Grade R

7:00am – Gate opens for drop off

7:30am – Educational Games

8:00am – NeuroNet

8:30am – Outside Play

9:00am – Morning Ring

9:40am – Lunch

10:00am – Art

11:15am – Outside Play

12:00pm – Story time

12:30pm – Home time

Educational Games

Educational games are small group activities or games focusing on the development of perceptual and fine-motor skills. There are 4 activities selected for the week. The games rotate Tuesday through to Friday. By the end of the week the girls have had the opportunity to complete all 4 activities. These activities include threading, pegboard work, memory games, puzzles, spot the difference, sorting, sequence stories etc.

NeuroNet

NeuroNet is a program that facilitates learning through movement, NeuroNet is a strategic approach based on scientific research of how our brains create and strengthen neural networks. When we learn new information or skills, neurons in our brains connect to one another, creating a pathway. NeuroNet is a research-based learning readiness program designed to help students develop fluency in essential reading, math, and handwriting skills.

Outside Play

Free play outside in one of our 2 gardens. Each garden is supervised by a minimum of 2 adults per play session. Every day the girls are exposed to a new obstacle course. The focus of outside play is gross motor development. Other aspects of a child’s holistic development are also developed during this time such as social skills, problem solving, conflict resolution, hand-eye coordination, and sensory exposure. Outside play is not only equipment based, but also involves sandpit and water play.

Morning Ring

Morning ring involves theme discussion linking to our Life Skills curriculum. The Life Skills content is taught via an integrated approach with Mathematics and English Home Language. During morning ring, the girls will be introduced to letter sounds and basic mathematics. This is where core teaching happens, and new concepts are introduced an consolidated.

Art

Art consist of 4 different art activities that are completed each day. Each table focuses on a different fine-motor skills e.g drawing, cutting, painting, modelling with playdough, paper tearing, tracing, gluing and assembling. What you will receive at the end of each week will be carefully created master pieces linked to the week’s theme. Each piece of art requires the manipulation of multiple tools, multiple art media and the use of many different types of fine-motor skills. Art is the precursor for handwriting and creative writing taught in the higher grades.

Story time

Story time is not only for enjoyment, but is used to teach emergent reading. This time exposes learners to new vocabulary and encourages the development of listening skills. Learners learn how to predict and use pictures to provide context of clues as to how a story will unfold. They learn morals, sequencing and reading directionality. Learners are given the opportunity to answer closed questions which help assess comprehension, and answer opened ended questions that help stimulate critical thinking skills.