FIVE AREAS OF LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT
Early and Middle class programme follows five areas of learning and development. It is generally practiced by many that the learning areas are interrelated to each other to meet their individual needs through age-appropriate opportunities.
- Children’s creativity must be extended by the provision of support for their curiosity, exploration and play. They must be given opportunities to explore and share their thoughts, creativity, ideas and feeling through arts, music movements and dance, imagination and role-play activities.
SOCIAL EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT
- This aspect is concerned with students’ relationships to other people and their ability to cooperate, empathize and share with others. Students develop self confidence, self awareness and learn to understand the feelings of other individuals.
- Children must be supported in developing their understanding of language, problem solving, reasoning and numeracy and the ability to communicate based on their own rate of development.
- This area focuses in developing students’ gross and fine motor skills. Students are provided with experiences that allow them to improve their balance, coordination, agility and over all physical condition. Activities also include: self-care, and personal & home management that help the students to be independent in taking care of themselves.
KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING OF THE WORLD
- Students are supported in developing the knowledge and skills that allows them to understand the world around them. Their learning are through the opportunities in meeting people, exposure to plants and animals with its natural habitat and its environment and to undertake practical experiments that will help them to gain understanding about their surroundings.
TRANSITIONAL FUNCTIONAL PROGRAMME
The Upper Class Programme uses the Functional Curriculum that focuses on functional skill development necessary to enhance participation of the students in their environment. The instructional strategies of the Programme uses real life experiences those are likely to be encountered in the home, school, work and community environments.