Adopting a Relationships-based Approach to Primary School Education & Society
As children grow older, their network of family, friends, and peers grows with them; as does their understanding of the world and with it, all the new challenges and complexities of modern society.
Our relationships-based curriculum equips older children with the necessary skills and emotional strength from a young age. By the time they reach primary school, our children are more confident in adjusting to new experiences - all thanks to the right relationships with trusted adults who can bring out the best in them.
We also teach children real-life applications of everyday skills, such as learning to tell the time, make a schedule, manage money through role play in cafes or supermarkets. These activities help children navigate the world around them and be familiarised with basic educational concepts in primary school.
My First Skool also encourages regular interaction with senior citizens, to help the children build a strong sense of community and empathy; and encourage a positive outlook towards growing older. As a result, our children are more respectful of the elderly and more adept at navigating the world around them — confident to face any challenges that come along.
Our children are also exposed to STEM at an early age, so they learn to research and experiment to reach correct outcomes. By integrating inquiry-based projects and collaborative learning into our curriculum, children are more likely to become critical thinkers, capable of logical analysis and problem-solving.
The My First Skool curriculum was developed in-house, using English and Mother Tongue Language publications, songs, and specialised teaching aids to introduce etiquette and character building. Instead of rote learning, we emphasise the use of conversational and situational dialogue along with games and peer learning, so that children can use their mother tongue daily. Our curriculum was awarded the Lee Kuan Yew Fund for Bilingualism in 2020.
Helping children transition to the next stage of learning
Teachers help students to be mentally prepared and respectful of others both in the community and the world.
Exposing Children to Different Dynamics of Caretaking
Our teachers constantly observe and maintain documentation to keep track of their children's development. The teachers will then plan activities accordingly to challenge and bolster their learning.