Curriculum Overview:

 

English Language

  

i) Verbal communication

Students will be able to:

  • use oral language for social interaction and to obtain understanding
  • communicate needs, feelings and ideas
  • participate appropriately in conversations
  • tell stories and events in sequence
  • give and follow instructions
  • have daily opportunities to listen and speak in a variety of authentic contexts.
  • use oral language for social interaction

 

iii) Visual communication

Students will be able to:

  • play, experiment, talk about and relate to different media materials
  • use media to make sense of their world
  • respond to media verbally and nonverbally
  • show curiosity in many forms of visual media
  • make connections between the real and the imaginary
  • view and react to simple messages or factual information and describe what they see.

lii) Written communication

 
A. Reading

Students will be able to:

  • enjoy playing and experimenting with reading behaviours
  • show an interest in books, stories, charts and songs
  • "read" familiar text using visual, contextual and memory cues
  • focus on meaning of text rather than word accuracy
  • "read" daily in a variety of situations and have opportunities to discuss what has been read.
 
B. Writing

Students will be able to:

be curious about print
enjoy playing and experimenting with writing
move from scribble to writing letters and words
assign meaning to messages regardless of their stage of written development
gradually produce recognizable spellings of a range of words
be encouraged to write daily with or without support.

Mathematics

  • Identify numbers 1 –10
  • Show correspondence of up to 10 objects
  • Show patterns such as AB, AB and AABB
  • Sort objects (example: by color shape and size)
  • Use math language (example: big/small)
  • Form some numbers 1 – 10
  • Understand and describe shapes
  • Measure using classroom objects (example: water, crayons, paper clips)

Science

Overall Expectations

Students will develop their observational skills by using their senses to gather and record information, and will use their observations to identify patterns, make predictions. They will explore the way objects and phenomena function and identify parts of a system. Students will examine change over varying time periods. They will be aware of different perspectives and ways of organizing the world and will show care and respect for themselves, other living things and the environment. Students will start to provide simple explanations for simple scientific processes.

Students will have the opportunity to begin to identify and reflect upon "big ideas" by making connections between the questions asked and the concepts that should be driving the inquiry. These concepts define the specific expectations within each content strand. The students will become aware of the relevance these concepts have to all of their learning.

Information Technology

Course overview

Kindergarten students learn to use a paint program to illustrate classroom learning and are introduced to the use of menu bars and tools inherent in basic, computer presentation, software programs. Kindergartners are introduced to the use of the keyboard and creation of text within drawings or in a book format. The students regularly use early learning software that explores early math concepts, sorting, sequencing, maps and patterns as well as early reading skills and exploration. Graphing concepts are introduced using age appropriate graph programs.

Physical Education

Overall expectations

Students will discover the capabilities of their bodies and the variety of ways in which they are able to use their bodies to solve problems, address physical challenges, function as part of a group, manipulate equipment or apparatus, and express themselves kinesthetically in a range of situations. Students will be exposed to a number of activities which will develop motor skills that may later be applied in various sports. They will become aware of a number of positive leisure time pursuits. Students will be introduced to a healthy and active lifestyle and the ways exercise affects their bodies and overall fitness or well-being.

Music

Overall expectations

The students will have the opportunity to experience music through singing, playing instruments, composing and listening to a variety of music. They will learn to appreciate music from different cultures and periods of time. They will have the opportunity to perform, and thereby gain in confidence in their abilities.

Students will identify connections and links between questions asked in their unit of enquiry and music. They will become aware of the relevance these concepts have to all their learning.

Spanish

Overall expectations

Students will engage in simple conversations using greetings and courtesy expressions. They will understand and respond to basic classroom commands. Students will understand and use basic expressions related to school. They will engage in simple conversations and provide and obtain personal information. Students will be able to name some common animals, and will understand and express likes and dislikes related to domestic animals.

Students will understand and use basic expressions related to body parts and health. They will engage in simple conversations related to clothes. Students will understand and exchange information related to their family. They will understand and express likes and dislikes related to various foods. Students will engage in simple conversations related to likes and dislikes, leisure activities, sports and hobbies.

Students will understand and use basic expressions related to the calendar. Students will understand and express numbers from 0 - 31. Students will use numbers to express his/her age and date of birth.

Art

Overall expectations

Children will begin to develop an understanding of the varied functions and uses of different materials and tools. They will enjoy working both individually and in small groups. They will learn to choose the best materials and tools for a particular task and care for them appropriately.

  

Lucaya International School, Chesapeake Drive, Freeport, Bahamas | Phone: +1.242.373.4004 | Fax: +1.242.373.6510 | lis@lisbahamas.org