MONTESSORI TO MATIC & ‘O’ LEVEL “44th YEAR OF ACADEMIC EXECELLENCE”

Introduction

We offer early childhood education system to children ranging from the ages of two to six in the form of Play Group, Montessori, Junior and Senior. Especially designed environments are built at Little Folks Paradise School, together with approved curriculum to enhance the vocabulary and language skills of children so that they learn how to communicate, play and interact with others appropriately.

CURRICULUM OVERVIEW

Language Development

Competence in talking and listening and in becoming readers and writers in essence (pre-reading and pre-writing skills), with rudiments of communication skills in English and Urdu, and with a growing vocabulary and increased fluency to express their thoughts and convey the meaning to the listeners.

Auditory preparation

  • Conversational speech
  • Identifying discriminating sounds
  • Sequencing
  • Repetition
  • Poetry
  • Listing skills and comprehension

Visual preparation

  • Recognizing patterns
  • Matching and sorting

Reading on word level

  • Phonics
  • Reading in context

Correct expression

  • Vocabulary of objects, attributes and actions
  • Informal discussion

Function of words

  • Beginning writing
  • Introduction of noun Identification
  • Introduction of verb Identification

Mathematics (Pre-Number Concept)

Development of pre-mathematic skill. Skills related to comparison, sorting, matching, ordering, sequencing and counting.

Numbers system

Establish numbers 1 to 50 for understand quantity and sequence of the numbers using manipulative. Establish recognition of numerical symbols. Learn relationship of quantity to symbols.

  • Number rods and cards
  • Set baskets
  • Spindle boxes
  • Sand paper numbers
  • Cards and counters

Decimal system

Understand the concept of base ten. Learn composition of numbers, including place value and equivalencies.

  • Introduction tray
  • Tray of nine
  • Numeral
  • Number fetching

Linear counting

Develop ability to recognize and count any number. Learn skip counting

  • 100 board
  • 100 chains

Geometry

  • Geometric solids
  • Geometric cabinet
  • Triangles
  • Circles
  • Square
  • Rectangle
  • Polygon
  • Pentagon
  • Curved figures

Physical Development (Gross and fine motor)

Developing physical control, mobility, awareness of space and manipulative skills in the indoor and outdoor environments.

Physical Skills

  • Elementary movements pulling out a chair, carrying a tray
  • Gross and fine motor skills
  • Use of activities that promote concentration and coordination and independence
  • Motor Preparation

  • Eye to hand coordination
  • Strengthen of the handwriting

Personal, Social and Moral Development

Children learn to work, play, cooperate and function in a group.The necessity of making choice and using coordinated movements to accomplish a task leads the child toward self-regulation and independence.

Respect and care environment

  • Indoor and outdoor
  • Recycling

Grace and courtesy

  • Caring about others
  • Problem solving
  • Conflict resolution
  • Peace table

Independence

  • Care of person
  • Health and safety
  • Nutrition and food preparation

Knowledge and Understanding of the World (Basics of Science, Geography and History)

Understanding their environment, other people and features of the natural and man-made world. Foundations for historical, geographical and scientific learning will be a part of their learning.

  • Art and craft
  • Environmental studies
  • Practical life exercises
  • Islamic studies
  • Physical studies

Sensorial Work

The sensorial curriculum is the key to knowledge in the Montessori classroom. It’s builds on the foundation of the child and prepares the way for the child to progress into academic work through development of observation and problem skills. The sensorial material are designed to develop and refine skills that help young children learn how to think, reason, make distinctions, make judgments and decisions, observation , compare and better appreciate their world. This is the beginning of conscious knowledge. Students learn to distinguish and differentiate physical properties through:

Auditory Learning

  • Sound

Visual Learning

  • Color
  • Size
  • Shape

Tactile Learning

  • Texture
  • Weight

Library

All the students visit the library on a twice a monthly basis. During their visits, they select books to bring home often enjoy stories read to them by a teacher or a librarian. Skills develop of students are as follows:

Skills

  • How to treat a book open, close and carry properly
  • Have the responsibility for return library books
  • Understand the role of the author and the illustrator
  • Grace and courtesy in the library
  • The role of the librarian
  • Knowing the location of picture books, beginner readers, animal and nature books, stories books, cartoon books and dictionaries

Computer Technology

LFPS students are exposed to the computer in their classrooms and begin to understand its function. They hear their teachers identify the most basic parts of the computer monitor, mouse, monitor, CPU and keyboard. The students may choose to use a simple program and print a page of their work.

Strategies

Activity based learning will be the predominant way of induction for the children to learn and gain the various objectives outlined above. The activities are to be designed in such a way that they are developmentally appropriate with methods like informal and Activity-based programs.

Health & Medical Checkups

General physicians and Doctors are to be invited periodically for a checkup and a physical and mental record should be maintained for each child.

Field Trip

We strive to explore the world outside the classroom through field trips. All trips are selected on the basis of combining fun activities with learning experiences.

We engage with each child, ignite their imagination, focus on their development and strive for them to feel included and worthwhile. We foster positive terminology. Play group, Junior and Senior are significant steps in your child's educational journey and our goal is to develop positive attitudes and inspire a further love of learning.

The teaching aims to nurture the all-round development of your child as well as assisting your child’s readiness for more formal schooling.

Expected Outcome

Development of reading readiness, writing readiness and pre-number concepts and promotion of knowledge and understanding skills, personal and social skills and values relevant to the age group will be the focus.

The years from 2 to 6 are very special in terms of physical and mental growth of children. It is an established fact that 80 percent of the brain develops by the time the child is four years and ready in transition.

  • From clumsy coordination to more refined skills;
  • From body talk to verbal communication;
  • From strong reliance on outer controls to developing inner controls;
  • From personal awareness to growing social concern;
  • From the here and now to a wider intellectual awareness and curiosity;
  • From acquiring isolated facts to conceptualizing and developing a deepening interest in symbols.