Nursery 2- Bilbie

  • At this age the child develops a sense of identity due to an increased self assurance and self consciousness. They have a heightened perception of their environment and are able to co-relate and react to events happening around them on a fundamental level. Their physical abilities soar and thus activities at this level are projected to consider their increased need for knowledge, movement and to continue to feed their curiosity.

    The purposeful play programme is aligned to all our learning materials and sessions with our 3Cs model; Creativity, Concentration and Curiosity. Thus, each area allows the child to learn and develop at their natural pace and values the child's individual strengths.

    Intellectual Development through purposeful play

    • Language Development; Language becomes structured and advanced content is introduced to the children. Phonemic and phonological awareness such as rhyming, blending, songs and word games make for a fun and absorbing lesson. Kids are likewise encouraged to begin recounting simple daily experiences.

    • Literature; As their vocabulary, language and comprehension ability strengthens, the re-telling of stories is done through puppetry and dramatic play to encourage an environment of expressing simple dialogues and emotions.
    • Sensorial & Conceptual learning

    • Simple creative writing concepts mainly with pictures, sequencing and simple sentence structures are introduced to children.
    • They are also prompted to share their stories as class narratives, which further boosts their confidence.
    • Science in its simplest form is introduced through practical methods, this allows children to understand their relationship with nature.
    • Mathematical concepts such as learning, understanding and applying the numbers 1-20 effectively.
    • Self Help Skills:

    • Self-grooming - they are encouraged to dress themselves and keep themselves neat and tidy
    • Helping with chores - they are encouraged to help the teachers, clear their tables, put away their toys, bags, shoes and water bottles on their own.
    • Character Building;

    • Social and emotional development; For us this would be one of the most important areas, as a child's emotional well-being determines their ability to be a socially dynamic and an eager learner. Using activities we foster the confidence in kids to share their feelings, engage in deeper interactions with their friend, develop a positive self image and therefore nurturing their ability towards independence.
    • Improving Social Intelligence; At this age children tend to be quite impulsive as they are setting about to tone up their personalities, so we introduce Honesty, Responsibility and Fairness through everyday opportunities and have them understand the tact that is needed when communicating with others. We believe that instilling moral values, empathy and minding one's Ps and Qs should begin at an early age, so that these values stay on with the child for a long time to come. They are not "taught" to the children, instead we instil them in their everyday actions with us, so that it becomes a natural reflex for the children.
    • Our Dedication to you.

      Big Foot’s innovative and evidence based literacy programs are unique in these ways:

    • They promote creativity, interactive learning and child-centred activities.
    • Teachers impart concepts and are encouraging and promote the idea of self-learning.
    • Oral language, phonics, reading, comprehension, spelling and creative writing are all woven in; thereby making this a total literacy program.
    • Our Jolly Phonics programme is proven to help children perform at a level at least 1 year ahead of their academic year level.
    • Our literacy program for reading skills will afford your kids an appreciation of quality literature, increase comprehension & fluency & lead children to a lifelong love of reading!
    • Our programmes are catered for children of all learning abilities.
    • We believe that the tripartite relationship between the child, parents and staff is integral to the growth and development of the child. We place a great emphasis on ensuring that the learning environment is as conducive as possible to meet every child's needs and interest