The curriculum that we follow at Little England is the MACTE curriculum, and activities include:
Look and Say Method:
Memorising assists the child in learning the meaning of work and visual discrimination.
This includes the use of the alphabet phonetically from A-Z. Phonograms are used in this area to. This method assists the child in learning to say and spell the name of shapes and objects.
This makes use of the tactile sense, so we make use of sandpaper letters and phonogram sounds. We
make use of a sand tray to trace or draw the letters in the sand. Tracing the letters leaves physical and sensorial impressions
of letters and sounds. A three period lesson assist in this learning process.
In the mathematics area the child is encouraged to learn the value of numbers as well as symbols. The child works from simple to complex,concrete to abstract and forms solid foundation in this area.
The mathematics activities are divided into:
Early maths - reinforcing numbers and concepts.
Golden beads and Number cards:
Develops the concept and creates an understanding of the decimal system.
Short bead stair and seguin boards:
The short bead stair teaches the child numbers 0 - 9 and how they combined to form other numbers. The seguin board allows the child to learn both quantity and symbol.
Bead Chains and Snake game:
The bead chains introduce the child to more than stacking squares and cubes, but is the introduction to the square and cubes of a number. The snake game is when the child makes bonds of ten and changes heirachies in the black and white bead stairs.
The child is first introduced to the various operations in static form (No change on hierachies) and we move from croncrete to abstract. We start with addition, multiplication, subtraction and division. From stactic operations we move to dynamic operations (with change of hierachies) in the same order addition, multiplication, subtraction and division. This creates a firm understanding.