At Lavender Meadows, we aim to bring out the full potential of our children through a holistic approach as we believe in the development of the whole child. We strive to provide an inclusive environment that takes into consideration each and every child’s unique strengths and differences. Our school's curriculum is primarily based on the Integrated Thematic Approach, supported by fun, objective-driven and hands-on learning centers. Field trips are incorporated into our curriculum to encourage children to learn from the world outside of their classroom. Our children are exposed to various activities in this conducive learning environment, which allows them to freely explore, imagine, create and learn. Our unique approach combines traditional Chinese and Western approaches of experiential interactive learning.
Pre-Nursery and Nursery Programme
Classes for Pre-nursery and Nursery are conducted entirely in Mandarin. Our teachers expand our young children's learning in language and numeracy skills as well as social skills through hands-on sensorial methods and creative play.
Activities such as music and movement, art and craft, cookery, drama, music and movement, physical development, sand and water play are some of the mainstay features of our Pre-Nursery and Nursery program. Other prominent program activities include reciting short rhymes, recognition of simple Chinese characters, numerical literacy and teaching of simple strokes or 'Bi Hua' and sing-along sessions.
Kindergarten 1 and 2 Programmers
To develop a well-rounded love of the English language in our children, not only for listening and speaking but also reading and writing, we utilize a phonics-based English program which covers basic language and literacy skills, which will eventually lead to reading and writing literacy. Our approach utilizes stories in books, songs, rhymes, language activities, reading, spelling and creative writing. We also use the Australian Fitzroy reading program to introduce children to frequently used sight words, which will help them read. There are 10 readers per year for K1 and K2.
Similarly, for the Chinese language, we are use stories, songs, rhymes, language activities, reading, spelling and creative writing to help children learn basic strokes and characters. We continue to emphasize oral and listening skills, which we have been developing since the pre-nursery and nursery levels but more focus will be given to reading and writing skills in order to prepare the children for Primary 1.We use local Chinese story books to encourage our children to cultivate the habit of reading in Chinese and to be familiar with Chinese characters. There are 10 readers per year for K1 and K2.
Children are given a foundation in early math skills such as counting, grouping, shapes, graphing and patterning through everyday experiences that are relevant to their lives. The strengthening of these mathematics concepts is reinforced through manipulative games and activities. Our teachers will encourage the children to develop their mathematical thinking by facilitating questions to help them observe, reason and to problem solve.
Music and Movement
While elements of music and movement are integrated into the teaching of English, Chinese and Mathematics, there is a separate time set aside for the exploration of music and movement in a creative and imaginative manner with a music specialist once a week. During this music class, they will sing, play with instruments, and have structured or spontaneous activities naturally, which permits a higher degree of expression and individuality.
Art and Craft
We encourage aesthetic appreciation and creativity in our children. As such, we carefully integrate art activities into our other activities in the curriculum. Drawing, handicraft, painting and collages are just some of the different mediums in which our children can express themselves. Aside from that, there is also a separate time set aside for an art specialist to conduct art calligraphy lessons.
Computer Aided Education – 3D Printing
We believe in giving children a good head start in their learning journey. Computer Aided Education helps children master important computer skills by educating them on the proper and logical applications of computer technology. Children will be able to build up their confidence, independence, enthusiasm and creative thinking strategies so that they can meet new challenges in a fun-filled learning environment. Our computer program incorporates themes and traditional academic subjects that the children enjoy. Each curricular unit features activities that are infused with interesting themes and academic content in core subject areas such as Language, Mathematics and Science.
"Holiday Camp" is one of the programs that is typically held during the school holidays. The purpose of the holiday camp is to give children an opportunity to be independent in the absence of their parents and learn to take care of his or her own needs. Games, activities and field trips to various interesting places are conducted to encourage students to foster interaction among their peers and to work in a group as a team. This allows them to grow into individuals with their own strengths.
Meaningful learning and better life
- Teaching Method
- Cultivate Independent thinking ability
- Reading Program
Physical and Survival skills
- School Program
- Camp Project
- Outdoor Classroom
- Surival skills learning
Social and Emotional
Art and Culture
- Speech and Drama
- Visual, Painting, Handicraft
- Dance, Music, Design
- History, Geographic, Sociology