At Colwell Nursery School & Kindergarten, we have structured our programmes and curriculum to enrich children and help them start their school experience off on the right foot. Both our junior and our senior kindergartens aim to meet the Ministry of Education’s standards. We also use teaching materials and books recommended by the Ministry of Education. While we base our curriculum on these documents, we also understand that each class and student is different and we adapt our teaching style and materials to meet your child’s needs.
Daily reinforcement will assist in the development of understanding of mathematical concepts. Children will be encouraged to use suitable procedures to solve problems and will be encouraged to use language to explain what was done.
Number and numeration
Measurement and estimation
Geometry and spatial sense
Patterning and algebra
Data management and probability
Science & Social Studies
At Colwell Nursery School & Kindergarten, we explore and develop skills in both science and social studies.
Areas of investigation include:
Laws of nature (gravity, capillary action)
Similarities and differences
Cause and effect through exploration
Simple devices such as wheels, levers, and simple scales
The body and healthy living
The environment – relationships between people and their environment, including living and non-living things, the natural habitat, responsible use of resources, and recycling
Physical Education & Health
Daily physical education classes not only support physical health and development but also promote greater success in academic areas. A variety of play activities are chosen to coordinate with weekly topics. Healthy living and safety are emphasized throughout. Social and emotional health are extremely important components of personal development. Learning to respect the rights of others and to interact positively with peers and adults is stressed across the curriculum.
Sports & physical activity
Dance, drama, music, and visual arts are valuable tools to help express ideas and feelings. Children must be encouraged to create their own work, thus developing their abilities to communicate. Daily opportunities for this self-expression will promote the confidence and positive self-esteem necessary for children to share their values and concerns with others.
Dancing & music
Drawing & painting
Role and pretend play
Students have their development monitored and recorded. Informal discussions regarding progress are available at any time. More formal progress reports will be given for children attending daily. Communication between home and school is encouraged. Only when we are working together can we best meet the individual needs of each student.