Curriculum

At the Leabridge we believe in learning through play especially during the early years. Children will learn through themes, art and craft, music, educational games, physical activities, number works, general knowledge and literacy.

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The Leabridge Curriculum

Literacy | Music and Movement

Numeracy/Science and Nature

Understanding the World

Perceptual|Cognitive Development

Detailed Curriculum

 Our main focus include:

Numeracy

This is about learning to read and write reading, writing

Science and Nature

Scientific experiences came naturally to the child in his/her normal play. Science process skills are the means by which children make discoveries about their surrounding world and solve the problems they encounter. The richer the play environment, the more opportunities it provides for the child to observe, compare, classify, measure and predict. Outside areas are provided where the child can plant his/her own garden and experience how plants grow during the spring time. By keeping animals such as chickens, geese and ducks we introduce children in a natural way to the cycle of life. Cooking and baking are also an important part of this curriculum.

Life Skills and Ethics

Life skills are moral and value developments. This is achieved by supporting the “National Pride” campaign, being proactive in supporting local charities and teaching the children the preservation, appreciation of all living creatures (human and animal) and the expression of Peace Hope, Love and Joy.

Aesthetic Development

The child is given opportunities to experiment with a variety of materials in art and music. Encouraging the child to be creative and expressive and awakening in him/her the growing awareness and appreciation of beauty by providing beautiful gardens and making the child aware of nature, birds, insects, flowers and the changes of seasons.

Art Activities/Fine Motor Skills

Developing the fine muscles skills in a creative form such as drawing, painting, making collages, molding and cutting on daily basis. Art activities are an outlet for feelings and expression. They have a calming effect on the child and help to enrich his/her imagination. Creative art activities enable the child to experiment with different materials and media. These activities also provide opportunities for children to appreciate individualism in themselves and others.

Perceptual/Cognitive Development

This covers all the senses, Visual, Auditory, Tactile, Smell and Taste, as well as educational games e.g. Puzzles, building blocks, sorting (shapes, colours etc), sand and water play, and memory games, which help to develop concentration and abstract reasoning.

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Understanding of the World – (General Knowledge)

This is about learning about our environment and the things in the world around them.

Literacy

This include learning about numbers, shapes, sizes, measures, distance, money etc.

Free or Fantasy Play

Free play is a very important component in the development and exploration of the child. In the fantasy area, a child has an opportunity to practice his/her language skills and learn social skills without interference from adults. Fantasy games also help the child to understand and process the impression he/she receives from the outside world.

 

Music and Movement

Music and movement allow the child to express his/her self in another medium. Music is a source of pleasure and enrichment in a child’s life. Musical activities include singing, playing instruments, rhythmical movement and dramatization. Music presentation is a group activity and integrated throughout the day.

Language Development

This will be encouraged through story telling, reading time, songs and rhymes and class activities.

Christian Religious Knowledge (CRK)

Learning Bible stories and songs.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Helping the child to form relationships with his / her teachers, peers through interaction with his/her peers and teachers by encouraging the sense of responsibility, consideration for others, self-confidence, independence and self-control. Giving the child daily classroom tasks to perform, e.g. watering the classroom plants, helping to set up and pack away toys, sharing and taking turns during group games and activities. Also, encouraging self expression in the form of art and spoken word.

Physical Development – (Physical Education)

Motor skills such as coordination of movement, balance and building muscle strength and tone are normally developed in the first 5years of a child’s life. To aid in the development of this, we have provided both indoor and outdoor equipment, spacious playing ground, writing aids, creative art actives as well as personal hygiene training (potty & toilet training).

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The Leabridge is aimed at being a ‘Home away from Home’ a place where children can play and learn.  A place where parents can be sure that their children are getting quality care and education. 

Our curriculum combines the Nigerian, British and Montessori curricula.