ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS
By the end of Senior Kindergarten, children will communicate effectively in English through listening and speaking. They will develop a good understanding of alphabetical symbols and will be able to read basic text in English. In addition, they will be proficient in using phonic strategies to approach new words, and writing strategies appropriate for beginners.
Children will develop into problem solvers. They will learn extensively within this field- regarding patterns in the environment, number concepts, comparisons, sets, basic formal operations (for example: adding, subtracting), 3-D objects, simple graphs and basic measurement.
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Children will demonstrate a curiosity about the natural world, display knowledge of characteristics in common materials, identify cycles in nature using techniques of observation, and work with others while using the computer in all aspects of their studies.
Children will comprehend colour, shape and use of media to express ideas. They will be capable of responding to music, art, drama and dance.
PHYSICAL SKILLS AND WELL BEING
Children will develop physical skills (balance, flexibility), an awareness of health and safety rules, an understanding of sharing, taking turns, cooperation and socially acceptable behaviour.
PERSONAL AND SOCIAL AWARENESS
Children will learn to share, pay attention, respect others, and appreciate that individuals have diverse talents and functions in our society.
The Maple Bear™ early childhood program features a variety of learning spaces for independent, and small or large group activities. Since most children need to be active, there is a range of learning areas or centres to provide for the different needs and interests of the children. These include: Library Corner, Sand and Water Centre, Calender, Free Play Centre and many more!