We use Creative Teaching Methods
Creative Arts and Hands on learning activities support problem solving skills for both the foundation (Pre-school) years and the primary school years.
Working as part of a team (through group based activities), as they learn to share with their peersUsing language to communicate needs, through the social skills based activities (News- Creative Arts- Art & Craft).
These activities are aimed at encouraging the children to learn to ask for help or say I am not sure what to do next or eventually be able to speak and share their (NEWS) in front of their peers.
We Support the children throughout the activities so that they see the final product as finishing off tasks/activities is a great achievement. We also aim to teach children to take pride in their designs/artwork. At times we display their artwork on the Wow Wall or on our special display table.
Supporting early foundation
Exposing children to storybooks and engaging them with the story and the characters
Teaching the children early comprehension skills so they can connect with the text and gain a deeper understanding
Teaching phonics with the aim to build early literacy/reading foundation skills as we teach them to read their first words CVC & SIGHT WORDS using creative teaching styles to gain their engagement
Read, read, read, please remind your child to read daily. Regardless of how much they are struggling, they will get there, it is all about practice & revision.
We use very interesting ways of supporting Spelling, we refer to this as spelling strategies. Remind your primary school aged child to think about How many syllables the word has
How many letters a word has
How many sounds they can hear?
Then watch their growth....
Numeracy - Number Work doesn't have to be overwhelming - Use lots of visuals/resources and remember, it is all about practice
Learning to count using creative teaching methods which engage the young learner stimulating the mind and connecting with their senses learning through play...Let's count how many stones you have now let's check the numbers on the rocks, can you help me build a tower using this many blocks....
Let's share 6 lollies with 3 friends. There were 5 fish in the pond and 2 swam away, how many are left? using physical object to teach this is the best method.
There are 2 friends eating ice-cream and 2 more come to join them, How many altogether now? or let's use the number chart, find number 2 and count on 2 more, physically pointing with our magic wand helps the children be able to follow your teaching...
Please use some of the above methods/resources to help support your child's learning journey and you will begin to see great results. Otherwise, we are ready to teach your child.
We do much more at B4 big school!
Hand writing - supporting the children in using the correct pincer grip to form neater letters and number formation/hand writing.
Number recognition & learning which number comes first from
0-20 and backwards 20-0
Some children will begin early addition before they head to Kindergarten. They will use objects to learn addition
Learning to recognise the alphabet letters in lowercase and uppercase. Learning the sound each letter makes (phonics) with the intention to help the children learn to form simple words.
We use various engaging activities to practice learning letters & sounds
Most importantly through the use of our resources/services we offer self growth and a love for learning
The January School Holiday was a blast!!
Our next Holiday workshop will be in the April School Holidays
Draw for me how many fingers you can see me holding up
"We teach the students to build the courage to raise their hand and ask for help so that they are not falling behind."
Use visuals as teaching aids to support your child's learning techniques....
Place the 100's chart behind your child's bedroom door and encourage them to skip count from a random number using the same pattern... eg. 36 - 46- 56 Ask your child, can you see the pattern? what is happening to the first digit of the ones?
Place a times table chart behind your child's bedroom door and ask your child to focus on practising one set of times tables each fortnight, ask them to say them in order reading each set from the beginning to the end and repeat this process at least x3 times....3x1= 3x2=3x4= and so forth....
Have fun teaching!!!
The power of Story Time
Story time is part of the school readiness program (The last 5 mins of the session).
We also encourage parents to support their primary schoolers to read daily even if it's only for 10mins, ask them to read aloud as it is easier to decode and have someone nearby to support them by encouraging them to blend parts of a word - using syllables and other spelling strategies.
We highly support reading
in the first 5-10mins of the primary school tutoring/coaching sessions
Please check out some of our school readiness teaching video's via Youtube