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Extended Day Programme

The Pat's Schoolhouse Extended Day Programme (EDP) is designed to enrich the knowledge, skills and talents of your child, over and above the early foundation skills covered in our daily preschool programme. Although the latter is necessary for school success, EDP will develop your child's potential and creative talents.

Our EDP is included in your child's day with us at school, offering a range of exciting activities to help him/her develop his/her talents. Mastering the 3R's (Reading, Writing and Arithmetic) may be key to attaining high scores but having the confidence to display one's knowledge and understanding of the world makes learning fun.

Your child will widen his experiences where he is most comfortable, with his friends and teachers who know him best. We will enrich your child's future with our most exciting and fun programmes.

Please refer to the EDP Progression Chart and description below to see the developmental areas from the foundation year to year 2.


 

Foundation Year

  • Fastrack Explorer: FTK Explorer gives our 4 years old a head-start into the world of science and creativity. The children get to explore the world around them through music, games, hands-on activities and many more.

  • Chinese Literature & Drama: Children’s interest in learning the Chinese language will be stimulated through songs and activities. We use vivid, fun and enlightening stories to arouse children's interest and to inspire them to think and interpret the stories. They will have engagement through role playing, and extension through children’s own understanding of the stories.

  • Healthy Body, Healthy Mind: At the Foundation Year, our focus is on teaching locomotive, non- locomotive and stability skills. Movement concept such as effort awareness will also be introduced to the children as they learn how their body moves. There will be activities and games which will keep our children wanting to exercise even more!

  • Fastrackids Music: FTK Music is a fun and energetic way to learn musical terms, explore instruments which may lead to future musical interest.

  • I – Math: I-Math is not about improving isolated skills and procedures. Children need to make connections to things that they do in the real world. The children will learn by experiencing and exploring, the teachers will facilitate by extending, enhancing and evaluating.


Year 1

  • Fastrackids: FTK educational goals are to provide children with accelerated enriched education. There are six areas of learning in Year 1. They are:

  1. Literature

  2. Natural Science

  3. Communication

  4. Speech, Drama & Art

  5. Mathematics

  6. Economics 

  • Chinese Literature & Drama: At Kindergarten 1, children will expand their vocabulary through simple dialogues and interaction with their peers. We use vivid, fun and enlightening stories to arouse children's interest and to inspire them to think and interpret the stories 

  • Healthy Body, Healthy Mind: At Year 1, our focus is on developing fundamental movement skills and introducing basic object control which will require them to handle equipment such balls and long implement.  The movement concept of space awareness, where the body moves, will allow the children to learn how to manage their bodies as they negotiate the physical environment.  

  • Fastrackids Music: In Year 1, the children continue to express their creativity through music. They will enhance their fine-motor skills through instrument exploration and develop lifelong love for music.

  • I – Math: I-Math provides a complete and specially designed set of learning materials with which our teachers integrate into Pat’s Schoolhouse 4 principles of practice; curiosity, creativity, confidence and continuity.


Year 2

  • Fastrackids: FTK educational goals are to provide children with accelerated enriched education. There are six areas of learning in Year 2. They are

  1. Creativity

  2. Earth Science

  3. Astronomy

  4. Biology

  5. Technology & How things work

  6. Goals & Life Lessons

  • Chinese Literature & Drama: At Kindergarten 2, we encourage children to cultivate their interest in art and to improve language skills. We use vivid, fun and enlightening stories to arouse children's interest and to inspire them to think and interpret the stories.

  • Healthy Body, Healthy Mind: At Year 2, our focus is on enhancing movement competency and introducing more advance object control skills.  The movement concept of relationship awareness will be introduced at this stage as children of this age enjoy playing together, inventing their own games and activities. 

  • Razzmatazz: The programme allows children to explore musical concepts and more. Opportunities will be given to children to coordinate their listening and rhythmic skills as well as compose, orchestrate and arrange different music pieces.

  • I – Math: In Year 2, the children will sharpen their observation and thinking skills, inference abilities, and some simple algebra. I-Math is conducted in Mandarin to allow the children to focus not only on the Mathematical objectives but concurrently improve on their usage of Mandarin.


 


 

 

 

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