Jump Start (Pre primary)
ADVANTAGE FOR THE PRE-SCHOOLERS
The child's first experience at formal education starts with the nursery level. It is an anxious time for both children and parents.
The goal of the nursery is to keep children safe and secure and have a happy time at school.
The welcoming environment at The Brigade School with caring and friendly teachers ensures that the children are excited and happy to come to school each morning.
The nursery year is spent in learning social skills and how to get along with other children of their age. They also learn the initial skills of logical thinking using Montessori methods and equipment. They learn to work within a time frame and focus quietly, again using the guidelines of the Montessori methods. They learn the English language by listening and speaking. They begin to hear and understand the sounds and shapes of the alphabet.
Next year in LKG, while the child learns the letter sounds and starts reading independently and not by rote. Abstract concepts of mathematics are introduced through concrete Montessori material. They also learn a lot about the world around them and the community they live in.
By the end of UKG, children are able to read English fluently and apply the four basic operations of mathematics—addition, subtraction, division and multiplication, to solve simple problem. Through the Montessori method children are introduced to Biology, Geography and History which evokes an interest in nature and items of human culture. They have got a great Jump Start and are more than ready to join the main school!