Below are helpful links about C & S (Pre-K) and Excellence Kindergarten Class for 2018/2019.
▪ Visual Art
A visual art class is a vital part of a thriving curriculum, supporting all grades and subject areas. During Term 1 the Transdisciplinary Theme is Who We Are with the central idea being: Visual arts allow people to discover who they are, where they come from, and how they fit into our community. Focusing on lines, shapes, colors and textures students are asked, ‘what is your favorite color?’, ‘what does that color tell us about you?’, and ‘how can you sue shape and color to communicate information about who you are?’.
How We Express Ourselves is the Transdisciplinary Theme for Term 2 with the central idea being: Art communicates ideas and experiences creatively. Focusing on consequences, relationships, and responsibility along with pattern, contrast, and movement students are asked, ‘what does it mean to be an artist?’, ‘where do ideas come from?’, and ‘how can I turn my idea into an art form?’. These concepts and ideas all come together and will be shared with the MYIS community during the spring Art Exhibition.
In this class, we will explore different areas of the physical education study. We will be exposed to various activities about our body strength and energy. We aim to see our children grow healthy, which is why we believe that all children should learn about health. Having a proper understanding and valuable knowledge about PSPE will improve our quality of life; physically, mentally, emotionally, socially, intellectually, and spiritually (having the right attitude, moral values and healthy daily practices).
Through our learning about body movement, physical fitness, and sports, it can improve our life skills by giving our children opportunities to face everyday situations effectively. Furthermore, it also helps to enhance the skills of self-knowledge, self-understanding, self-esteem, critical thinking, creative thinking, decision-making, and problem-solving. Learning about athletic spirit is ideal for children to show respect, and develop discipline and sportsmanship.
To support International Mindedness, we aim to expose students to additional languages, and provide an insight into other cultures and perspectives. Students can experience Thai Language and Culture through a carefully designed environment showcasing local artifacts, crafts and visuals. With an aim to nurture curiosity, students are encouraged to explore and investigate the different centers in the classroom.
In our music classroom, students begin with what they do instinctively: PLAY! To play with the rhythm, play with the music, play the dramatic play, play the musical instruments and play with friends/partners. Imitation, experimentation, and personal expression occur naturally as students become confident, involved, socialised, life-long learners and creative problem solvers.
At Magic Years, we provide the music curriculum with “Orff Schulwerk Approach” which contributes to development of the individual far beyond specific skills and understandings in the arts. These skills and procedures have a wider application and value in several areas. In Primary Years, students would have the musical experiences with singing and playing various instruments, for example, xylophone, recorder, ukulele, and percussions as well as understand their role when playing solo and as an ensemble.
▪ Industrial Art
When children engage in woodworking activities, they have the chance to learn how to use the tools, machines, and materials to create their own projects. The measuring skills in woodworking can improve both the sense of numbers and space for the kids, and the construction and design factors of woodworking. It also helps to exercise their visual skills. In addition, constructing objects from toys and play with the properties of matter will help kids improve their self-reliance. Furthermore, woodworking is a great chance for kids to bond with their families and friends.
MYIS Assessment Policy & Language Policy
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