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Finnish Core Curriculum


The Finnish Explorers programme utilizes a holistic, child-centred and exploratory curriculum that focuses on developing children’s communication and language skills, creative expressions, physical abilities and well-being, and personal and social development.

At this stage, the focus in the educational program gravitates towards instilling foundational notions, character and proficiency that are vital for learning in their later stages of their lives. A much greater emphasis is placed upon the children’s literacy and mathematical skills. Socialization finesse is also taught.

Eccentric Transfer of Knowledge

Math theories are taught through block building and puzzle and patterning activities. Science and social studies lessons reinforce creative problem solving skills as well as a broader discovery of the world around us.

Advanced motor skills are reinforced through structured gymnastics, sports, and dance classes. A team of highly qualified experts will introduce a variety of key, age-appropriate lessons designed to develop a lifelong love of learning.

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The children will take part on more challenging activities that focuses on the complex areas of a child’s development such as imaginative play and social development.

Literacy, Language and Communication

Children develop literacy by consistently being exposed to oral and written language and building on prior knowledge and language experiences. FIS curriculum provides your child with invaluable language and writing experiences that are designed to increase vocabulary, improve listening and speaking skills, as well as develop pre-writing and writing skills.

S.T.E.M

Children think about cause and effect relationships, work on classification of objects, serial arrangement, spatial relationships, measurements and patterns and learn about object properties and characteristics.

Social- Emotional Development

Developing self-awareness, self-concept, sensitivity to the feelings of others, and coping skills are part of a child’s social-emotional development.

Science

Classifying fruits and vegetables in different categories, understanding the world of animals and vehicles, and identifying the time of day and exploring cause and effect relationships

Art

Freely choosing materials and using art processes for self-expression and conveying ideas.

Music and Movement

Developing body awareness, developing rhythm and tempo, coordinating movements with words, and controlling vigorous body movement

Developmental Areas

Language and Literacy Development

-Engage in longer conversations with adults and other children using a greater variety of words
-Begin to identify the first sound in a word
-Identify and name five to ten letters and begin to know sounds for some
-Recognize his or her own name and begin to write it using both letters and letter-like shapes

Building Brain Power

-Take on simple activities independently like setting the table with cups and plates and continue until the task is done
-Pay attention to a person or activity for five to ten minutes
-Examine new objects or situations with deeper curiosity
-Control impulses with fewer adult reminders

Social and Emotional Development

-Build relationships with familiar adults, talking about thoughts and needs with them
-Seek out other children during play time and begin to build relationships with them
-Play with other children showing the ability to resolve disagreements with little help from adults
-Express a variety of emotions by incorporating emotions into pretend play

Physical Development and Wellness

-Begin to gallop while improving jumping and hopping skills
-Trace letters and simple shapes while also showing signs of a right- or left-hand preference
-Gain independence with self-care skills such as undressing to use the toilet and remembering to wash hands
-Identify healthy and unhealthy foods

Cognitive Development

-Connect number words and numerals to the quantities they represent
-Engage in pretend play alone or with others by taking on roles and using props
-Participate in scientific experiments led by adults
-Understand history by discussing changes to the community

Creative Expression

-Create detailed artwork that includes people, animals, and things
-Play movement games that involve following directions as well as creating unique moves
-Play a character role in simple dramatic scenarios from books
-Repeat more complex melodies and rhythm patterns

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Self-Awareness

Introduction of Subjects

Children begin to predict the consequences of an action re-tell and relate to situations appropriately. They show a keen interest in story time and are very receptive to information and facts. Their visual perception increases as they become aware of words and some will begin to show an interest in reading.

Phonics, Math and Science concepts are introduced at this level. They will acquire increased awareness of numbers, explore sounds and letters of the alphabet and develop interest in books and reading.