At Lorna Whiston Preschool all areas are taught through our Bilingual Immersion Programme delivered by both an English language teacher and a Mandarin language teacher in every classroom. Both experienced and fully-qualified, co-teaching the programme throughout the day.
Playgroup (18 months to 2 years old)
Our Playgroup Programme aims to make the transition from home to school easy by providing the same warm, safe and caring learning environment that these young children would have at home.
We focus on building positive first experiences at school through hands-on learning, exploration and creativity. Our early years experienced teachers develop social skills, gross and fine motor skills and creativity through songs, music and imaginative play.
Nursery 1 (2 to 3 years old)
With a strong focus on handson learning experiences, our Nursery 1 children enjoy a wonderfully varied and creative programme which enables them to learn at their own pace. They continue to develop social skills, gross and fine motor skills and creativity through songs, music and imaginative play building on our Playgroup Programme.
Nursery 2 (3 to 4 years old)
Our Nursery 2 students enjoy a fun-filled learning programme that is carefully balanced and varied. Children are introduced to phonics and placed on an individualised reading level. Their reading is regularly assessed throughout the year to ensure that every child progresses at the right pace.
Kindergarten 1 (4 to 5 years old)
Our Kindergarten 1 children enjoy a carefully structured and exciting learning programme that is carefully balanced and varied for academic success. Children continue with phonics and our unique Individualised Reading Programme building on from Nursery 2. Their reading is regularly assessed throughout the year to ensure that every child progresses at the right pace.
Kindergarten 2 (5 to 6 years old)
By the time our students enter Kindergarten 2 they are self-motivated learners with a thirst for knowledge. Students continue to progress through our Individualised Reading Programme and build a foundation in writing and spelling, ready for academic success in primary school.