Children's Castle is unique in following an international curriculum, reflecting our thorough understanding of children's needs and development according to their age group.

To us, the curriculum is vital in providing a stable education by helping children move forward step by step.

It meets with the qualification criteria of the Children's Development Workforce Council, the United Kingdom's standard setting body for the educational sector.

as a consequence, OUR CLASSES HAVE THE FOLLOWING EQUIVALENTs IN THE UK:

CLASS 1 (2-3 YEAR OLDs) : UK NURSERY

CLASS 2 (3-4 YEAR OLDS) : uk fOUNDATION STAGE

CLASS 3 (4-5 YEAR OLDS) : uk rECEPTION CLASS

CLASS 4 (5-6 YEAR OLDS) : PRIMINA, uk YEAR 1 IN PRIMARY SCHOOL

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Our curriculum is based on the Montessori method.

The Montessori method is a means of putting the child in touch with the world around him.

Fundamental to this approach is the belief that the child is able to learn the most from birth to the age of six.

In a Montessori school the child is regarded as a dynamic learner and there is a lot of trust in his or her abilities to absorb and learn.

The environment is monitored and carefully controlled, and continuously adapted to the child's needs, an occupation vital to the Montessori approach.

 

 

Discover the seven areas covered by our curriculum

 
 
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Literacy skills

Our literacy approach is phonetic, using a complete syllabus and enticing materials that are designed to teach reading, writing, word building, language games, phonemic awareness and early grammar in a very concrete way.

The literacy materials are divided into the pink, blue and green series. The pink series includes the patterning of short vowels, short consonants well as some sight words.

The blue series which follows next helps the child expand his reading vocabulary as well as build upon the pink series. Double blends, triple blends, double consonants and diagraphs are a part of this series.

In the green series the child is introduced to phonograms and their corresponding spellings that make up the English language.


mathematics

In a very concrete way, the concepts of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division are taught using Montessori materials and techniques.

The mathematics curriculum involves areas such as problem solving, reasoning and numeracy.

Moving from the concrete to the abstract, these operations not only teach the child to calculate, but they also provide a deep understanding of how numbers function.

 

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sensorial

The sensorial area helps the children learn by using and refining their senses.

Through stimulation of the senses, children form precepts which are then followed by language and the full understanding of concepts.

Our sensorial curriculum also prepares the child indirectly for many other learning areas, such as writing and mathematics.

An essential element of this area is the three period lesson - a concise technique through which a child is introduced to any new concept.

 


practical life

Bridging the gap between home and school, this section teaches the child a variety of skills that are useful to practical life.

These skills include: how to follow a cycle of activity, to care for his or her environment, develop manipulative skills, dexterity and coordination.

Furthermore, it stimulates the development of independence, self-esteem, concentration, order and self-control.

It also helps the child become socially aware.

In a very concrete way, the concepts of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division are taught using Montessori materials and techniques.

The mathematics curriculum involves areas such as problem solving, reasoning and numeracy.

Moving from the concrete to the abstract, these operations not only teach the child to calculate, but they also provide a deep understanding of how numbers function.

 

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creativity

In our curriculum art has a vital position in fostering the development of creativity.

Art helps in self-identification, self-expression and the refinement of sensory perception.

This area includes the visual arts - art and crafts -, as well as the performing arts - drama, expressive movement, music and literature.


 


cultural studies

The cultural studies curriculum is designed to help the child develop knowledge and understanding of the world and learn about other cultures.

It deals with areas such as biology, botany, zoology, geography, history, and science.

Cultural studies help children see their role in this world.

By engaging in activities such as taking responsibility, developing adaptability and observing natural interrelationships, cultural studies fosters in them an understanding of what it means to become a citizen of the world.

 

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outdoors

The outdoor environment is extremely important for the development of healthy, independent and strong children.

Children should be in touch with the substance of their world, engaging in activities such as gardening, growing plants and observing nature.

Outdoor activities not only help children develop gross motor skills, as they climb, jump and swing, but also social skills as, they take turns on equipment and play cooperatively.