1819 Nursery How We Organize Ourselves

After the commotion of the last learning celebration, be prepared for the next unit of inquiry. Throughout the third unit, Nursery students learn under the central idea “People respond to different situation and condition of their surroundings” where they identify people’s responses towards themselves and the environment, the situation and condition of surroundings. The concepts they mainly talk about are function, change, connection, responding,  behavior, and seasons. Let’s find out the detail of what they learn below:

Language

  • listen and respond to picture books, showing pleasure, and demonstrating their understanding through gestures, expression and/or words 
  • realize that word order can change from one language to another 
  • join in with poems, rhymes, songs and repeated phrases in shared books 
  • make connections to their own experiences when listening to or ‘reading’ texts 
  • show an awareness of sound-symbol relationships to identify phonetic sounds

 

Mandarin

  • repeat number in Mandarin
  • sing Mandarin number songs  
  • listen and respond to simple Mandarin expressions about number

 

Mathematics

  • sort activity according to its time
  • demonstrate an understanding of concepts time (e.g. morning, afternoon, evening, night)
  • identify and describe events in their daily routine 
  • describe position and direction, for example , inside, outside, up, down, left, right, straight
  • create pattern in various ways
  • recognize group of zero to five without counting (substituting)

 

Visual Arts

  • select tools, materials and processes for specific purposes by cutting, pasting and painting
  • combine different formal elements to create a specific effect by print making, drawing and scribbling
  • create artwork in response to a variety of stimuli by cutting, pasting, painting, crafting

 

Music

  • create movement to respond to word, rhythm and /or music through movement 
  • bring music from home to share
  • respond to dance to spoken, written, visual and/or kinesthetic mediums 

 

Physical Education

  • be introduced to short sequences using basic step patterns
  • explore locomotor & non-locomotor skills using music as a stimulus
  • handle small equipment using various body parts
  • explore different ways of moving on the floor and on apparatus (change)
  • explore different ways of moving with small equipment (change)
  • explore different ways of throwing (change)
  • learn jumping and landing approximately (behavior)

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