Key Stage 1 section of CISM aims at providing its students with a warm and encouraging environment where they feel comfortable and are able to perform at their best. We nurture the children in such a way that they respect themselves as well as others and, they are at all times motivated to freely and fully express themselves academically, socially and emotionally. Our teachers work closely together with students and their families in order to achieve success for each and every one of them.
The following are the courses we offer and a little bit about each course.
This course is central to everything we do. Each day our children from year one upwards are taught the skills to help them learn to read and write. When they are younger they use pictures and words to assist them but for the older children, we encourage them to communicate using the language they have acquired from reading.
Spelling and Writing
This course is wonderful when children first learn to spell and it starts right back with the first word they scribbled that they can call writing. The next stage is to learn which letters make the sounds of the words they want to write. Children learn to recognise relations between letters and sounds and writing transforms ideas and feelings into print. Children learn writing not only in their English classes but also in other subjects such as Science and Social Studies.
Maths is a vital course and we guarantee children can count. And as they get older we introduce age appropriate concepts and each lesson has a clear objective. Teaching and learning is interactive and enjoyable as we want children to grow up feeling excited by Maths rather than apprehensive.
Children are naturally curious about the world that surrounds them and Science channels this interest and builds upon it. In addition to learning facts, children have to research to find out information on their own so they begin to think like young scientists.
Children identify places on a map using absolute and relative locations, directions, borders, longitude and latitude lines and the North and South Poles. They will learn basic physical components of the earth including land forms, water, climate, and weather. They will be able to differentiate between basic ecosystems such as rainforests or deserts and they will recognise global environmental issues such as climate change and pollution. Finally, they will understand how other cultures meet their basic needs and how cultures change to understand the role of rules and laws in our daily lives.
Myanmar and Chinese are taught because we believe that a child has the ability to learn as many as four languages at a young age. At CISM, we realise just how important it is for children to know their own language.
In the 21st century we will need to be able to use computers and other technologies skilfully. We have internet accessible computer rooms and Key Stage 1 students are taught a wide range of skills including word processing, informative and data handling and graphics. These skills are taught in individual, specific IT lessons.
When children are young, their handwriting may not be neat or the right size. As they progress, they are taught to form letters correctly because starting and finishing letters in the right place is important when they learn cursive writing.
|Key Stage 1 Time Table (Kindergarten to Year Three)|
|Beginning (Rhymes & Songs)||9:00 – 9:15 AM|
|First Period||9:15 – 10:00 AM|
|Second Period||10:00 – 10:45 AM|
|Lunch Break||10:45 – 11:15 AM|
|Third Period||11:15 – 12:00 AM|
|Fourth Period||12:00 – 12:45 PM|
|Snack Break||12:45 – 1:15 PM|
|Fifth Period||1:15 – 2:00 PM|
|Sixth Period||2:00 – 2:45 PM|
|End of the Day|
|Optional Extra-curricular Activities
(Monday to Thursday)
|3:00 – 4:00 PM|