From 2,5 years old to 5 years old : TPS, PS, MS, GS (Pre nursery to Year 1).
The LFKL kindergarten welcomes children from the age of 2,5 years old to 6 years old, from the TPS
(Very Small Section – Pre Nursery) to GS (Grande Section – Year 1).
The LFKL offers an early French and English learning program to kindergarten students allowing them to adapt themselves to their multicultural environment.
8 a.m. to 2.30 p.m.
2.30 p.m. – Classes end/BUSES
ON WEDNESDAYS classes end at 12.00 p.m.
Following the curriculum established by the French Ministry of National Education, the kindergarten program includes 6 principal areas of learning:
- The language
- Discovering letters and writing
- Exploring the world
- Becoming a student
- perceive, feel, imagine and create
The Kindergarten’s ultimate aim is to help each child become independent, according to adapted procedures, and to enable them to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in mastering the basic learning skills in CP (Year 2).
The primary objective of the kindergarten is for the children to acquire rich, well-structured oral language, which can be clearly understood by others. In the kindergarten, the child establishes relationships with other children and with adults. They exercise their motor, sensory, emotional, and intellectual skills, they gradually become students. They discover the universe of the written word. The Kindergarten curriculum, without hourly curricular requirements, presents major domains of activity to be covered over the three years preceding the start of compulsory schooling; it fixes the objectives to be attained and the skills to acquire before the passage into primary school. In implementing the curriculum, the developmental stages and rhythm of the child must be taken into account.
The kindergarten plays an essential role in identifying and preventing problems or difficulties, a role that it must fully assume, especially in regards to specific language difficulties.
Learn new words
Discover grammar & syntax
Understand sentences and answer questions
Elaborate stories thoroughly
Learn to describe a situation and ask proper questions
Share an opinion
Take part in sports activities
Explore their surrounding and adapt their movements to their environment
Play and cooperate collectively
Recreate a simple gymnastic routine
Expressions through music
Learn to organize their space
DISCOVERING LETTERS AND WRITTING
Listen and understand a text
Recognize famous tales
Distinguish syllables in words and sentences
Identify various sounds
Write each letter of the Alphabet
Write their names and copy words
Link letters and words through sound
EXPLORING THE WORLD
Being able to count, describe through languages and shapes
Compare, classify objects and materials according to their usage and quality. Numeric comprehension until 30. Compare quantities and resolve quantity problems
Know about animals, vegetation, life cycle (nutrition, growth, reproduction)
Discovering the principal body parts (function, 5 senses)
Practice good hygiene etiquette
Being able to identify an event time, a day, a week, a moment
BECOMING A STUDENT
Empathy towards other and abide the school community rules
Listen, help, cooperate and ask for help
In control of their emotions and build self-confidence
Understand adults’ roles
Execute a simple task independently
Play a role in each school activity
Elaborate to adults what they learn
PERCEIVE, FEEL, IMAGINE, CREATE
First artistic experience
Channel their gestures through different materials
Observe and describe cultural art works
Recognize and interpret simple symphonies
Express themselves through drawings
|Children arrival||7.45 – 8.15am||7.45 – 8.15am||7.45 – 8.15am||7.45 – 8.15am||7.45 – 8.15am|
|School hours in the morning||8am – 11.30am||8am – 11.30am||8am – 11.30am||8am – 11.30am||8am – 11.30am|
|Number of school hours in the morning||3h30||3h30||4h00||3h30||3h30|
|Lunch time||11.30am – 12.30pm||11.30am – 12.30pm||11.30am – 12.30pm||11.30am – 12.30pm|
|School hours in the afternoon||12.30pm – 2.30pm||12.30pm – 2.30pm||12.30pm – 2.30pm||12.30pm – 2.30pm|
|Number of school hours in the afternoon||2h00||2h00||2h00||2h00|
|End of the classes||2.15pm – 2.30pm||2.15pm – 2.30pm||11.45am – 12pm||2.15pm – 2.30pm||2.15pm – 2.30pm|
|Total of class hours per day||5h30||5h30||4h||5h30||5h30|
|Number of class hours per week||26 hours|