Nursery School Programme
Bridging the Gap’s Nursery School programme provides a comprehensive curriculum designed for children aged between 3 years to 4½ years old. It is a progression from our Playgroup programme where the curriculum focuses on a holistic learning experience for children to engage in fun learning.
Furthermore, our Nursery School programme promotes the development of cognitive competencies and encourages a natural interest in learning. This helps our young learners adapt to routines and structured activities which they will soon experience in their academic careers.
Our Nursery classes are organised into terms where each term is a 10-week program. Our curriculum is carefully structured for your child to progress at his / her own pace with confidence and increasing interest. It is a five-day program that runs Monday through Friday every morning from 9:00 am to 12 noon. It is a fantastic class that focuses on play-based learning with a thematic approach. It is a small class size (limit of 12) and is designed to be more creative through discovery-based learning.
Daily Routine at Our Nursery
The timing below shows you how our morning is set out.
Our Nursery Curriculum
Bridging the Gap’s Nursery curriculum is Play-based. We believe that play is an essential strategy for learning. We use a child’s natural curiosity and desire to have fun and play to encourage the development of key learning, thinking and communication skills. When children engage all of their senses in learning tasks, they increase their ability to learn. Play-based curriculum engages all senses in learning.
Play is meaningful
Through play, children express and expand their understanding of their experiences.
Children play to make sense of the world around them, and to find meaning in an experience by connecting it to something already known.
Play is joyful
Play is definitely a good source of fun where our children can explore, discover and imagine wonderful thoughts.
Play is socially interactive
Play allows children to communicate ideas, to understand others through social interaction, paving the way to build deeper understanding and more powerful relationships.
Language, Literacy and Phonics
A key component of our Nursery School programme is the language, literacy and phonics activities. We prepare our young learners with essential communication skills to facilitate reading, writing and spelling. Furthermore, this activity is structured to help children understand the use of basic prepositions, pronouns and simple vocabulary.
Sensory Play helps in stimulating the brain and improvement on sensory processing systems. It enhances process of learning as many senses are being used (sense of touch, smell, taste, sight and hearing). Above all, it is very fun as this is the time where the children can explore and be messy while learning!
Arts and Craft
Craft activities encourage creativity, dexterity and self-expression. Our Nursery classes offer a series of educational arts and craft activities such as colouring, drawing and painting to help children express their emotions and thoughts.
Music and Movement
Designed to engage children in a series of musical compositions, our curriculum specialists introduce beats, rhythms, pitch, tempo and timbre to awaken your child’s aural senses. Musical movements such as rocking, dancing and bouncing will also improve your child’s body awareness and gross motor skills.
Gymnastics & Fitness
Bridging the Gap features a sensory integrated gym, a safe environment where our children can play. It is designed to provide proprioceptive and vestibular sensory input for our young learners. We also teach our children basic gymnastic skills that focus on balancing, hanging, tumbling and agility. This will help them to have overall physical development and also to instill confidence in them.
Science and Math Discovery
We want our children to nurture their curiosity in this world. Through our activities, our children are exposed to basic skills such as counting, sorting and classifying, shapes and sizes, measuring, etc. which can help them further in problem solving and higher-order thinking skills.
Introductory Writing Skills
Pre-writing skills are fundamental for children to develop before they are able to write. As part of the Nursery programme, we teach the skills that will contribute to the child’s ability to hold and use a pencil, and the ability to draw, write, copy, and colour.
Another core focus of our Nursery programme, dramatic play helps children explore different roles and scenarios which may arise in everyday life. With a variety of specially curated themes, our young learners are able to practice important language and social skills.
Show and Tell
Show and tell is one of favourite activities where the children are given opportunity to speak in front of others. Each child gets to be the centre of attention. This activity promotes turn-taking skills, builds listening skills, enhances communication skills and increase self-confidence.
A key highlight of our Nursery programme, manipulative exploration promotes the development of fine motor skills, manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination. Through the use of puzzles, crayons, blocks, playdough and musical toys, our young learners learn how to discover, examine and interact with different items.
Circle time is an engaging activity designed to help your child develop positive relationships with friends through social interaction. It provides an opportunity for kids to socialize and prepare them for their future academic endeavors.
Thank you BTG Teachers for always making learning very fun! We have seen Mark grow from a very shy boy to a very confident and adventurous child! Each day, he shows such enthusiasm to come to school. Thank you for being patient to my little one!
My daughter Isabelle can’t stop saying how much she misses her teacher and her classmates. It was such a great time with you. I have seen my daughter blossom! Thank you for extending your love and patience!
We are really pleased with the way the teachers conduct classes! My child Anna has always something good to share with us every time she comes home from school. She loves to go back to the gym too! Thank you BTG for all the efforts you gave my child. We shall visit soon!