Our Schools

Pre-School

What makes Rosebud School great?

At Rosebud School, we encourage our pupils/students (the roses) to develop an enquiring mind with Montessori Method to ensure that every pupil/student (the rose) right from the pre-nursery becomes confident and independent learner. This shows an overview of the ability of every child in all areas of child development such as cognitive, psychomotor and affective skills.

Pre-School

Here, the Montessori Method ensures that pupils (the roses) become confident and independent learners who are adequately prepared for our Elementary School

Academic Organization

The Pre-School is managed by the Head Teacher assisted by Assistant Head Teacher, the Montessori Director and the School Programme Coordinators.

Curriculum

18months to 5years (Pre -School)

In our Pre -School, our Montessori methodology is committed to serving children of all religious and ethnic backgrounds between the ages of 18 months to 5 years. We follow the basic Montessori philosophy which incorporates;

  • Arts – music and movements, dance, gymnastics, handwriting, aerobic lesson including swimming and martial art, storytelling and literature-in-English.
  • Letter works – identification and writing of alphabets, formation of simple words and sentences and phonics in English and verbal reasoning
  • Number works – identification and writing of numbers, simple number works and quantitative reasoning
  • Social Habit and Etiquette
  • Rhymes and songs
  • Elementary Science

In our classrooms we use age appropriate activities and learning tools, to create a flexible environment to meet the needs and interests of every child in our care. While we strongly feel that Pre-School years need to be full of nurturing and praise, we take pride in teaching independence and preparing our children for the years ahead of them.

Learning Support Programmes

The Pre-School section of Rosebud School is a specially-prepared Montessori environment, laying a solid foundation for children aged 18 months to 5years. All our pupils follow an adapted form of the Montessori Method of child education which is regarded throughout the world as unsurpassed in its ability to help younger children achieve their full potential.
Our Pre-School classes are divided into five levels:

  • Creche (3 months and above)
  • Flower Class (2 years and below)
  • The Roses 1 Class (2 years and above)
  • The Roses 2 Class (3 years and above)                    
  • The Roses 3 Class (4 years and above)

The teaching approach is child-centred. It neither imposes on the child nor does it abandon him/her in total free play. Each class is equipped with Montessori didactic materials in the five Montessori curriculum areas.

Through regular assessments, we monitor every child’s performance. Our staffs are trained to help find out each child’s challenges and regularly give extra help where it is needed cases like show writing, attention problem, behaviour challenges, bad hand writing etc. We monitor students’ progression closely and provide feedback to identify areas the child needs to improve.

Throughout the primary years, the aim is to achieve effectiveness in the core skills of reading, oral and written communication and dexterity with numbers. These are of prime importance and without which further progress can be inhibited. Through topics, themes and projects the pupils are also introduced to the world around them and trained in the understanding of life in its many and varied aspects. Using internationally accepted best practice, children are taught to inquire, to use and apply skills learned.

The five Montessori curriculum areas

  • Practical Life Exercises. These include elementary movements and preliminary activities such as classroom conduct, development of fine motor skills – pouring, transferring, sweeping, opening and closing; care of self, care of the environment and exercises for the development of social skills, grace and courtesy.
  • Sensorial Education. These develop the following senses of the child: chromatic (sense of colours), hearing, sight, smell, touch, taste and the muscular dimension (fine and gross control). Sensorial materials with control of errors help to refine the child’s senses.
  • Mathematics. Here, the child works with mathematics materials such as number rods, sand paper numerals, spindle boxes, golden beads, materials and sequence operations. The child uses the apparatus to compute simple addition, subtraction, division and multiplication of numbers.
  • Language. This includes oral language development, written expression, reading, writing and grammar. Basic skills in writing and reading are developed through the use of sandpaper and large movable alphabet. The child works with pink, blue and green series to develop writing, reading, listening and speaking skills.
  • Cultural Subjects, Here, the child is introduced to geography, biology, life sciences, music, art and movement through the use of didactic apparatus. The Montessori materials help the child to develop personality, adapt to his/her culture and become an independent, useful member of the society.