NGS Preschool has a three year programme. Children join the Playgroup at the age of 2+. They go on to the Reception class at 3+ and finally complete the preschool programme in the Preparatory class at the age of around 5.
Number work and literacy is introduced in the Reception class and developed further in the Preparatory class where Urdu is also introduced. By the end of the Preparatory class, children are comfortable with number work and are able to read and write small paragraphs both in English and Urdu.
A portion of each day is given to the children to work independently or in small groups at their chosen task. The teachers make the tasks challenging and interesting with clear learning objectives.
Daily “circle time”, singing and story telling ensures participation of each child.
The curriculum covers the following areas:
Exercises in Practical Life
Intended to help the 3 to 5 year olds care for themselves independently and to create awareness of the environment. The children enjoy the activities and at the same time are building their motor skills, coordination and concentration.
Sensorial-Motor Education aids in the development and refinement of the child’s senses.
The Language materials include pre-reading activities and games, and phonic instruction for reading and writing.
The Mathematics activities, as with all Montessori materials, involve the use of hands-on rather than abstract materials to develop a genuine understanding of concepts.
The Cultural areas include Geography, Botany, Science and History .
Much of the emphasis is on language development through an introduction to the correct terminology for the things in the child’s environment.
The children are encouraged to develop their innate creative potential by being exposed to a wide variety of Art and Craft materials.
Music, Creative Movement , Baking, Role Play and various other activities are also offered.
The preschool curriculum introduces children to a wide variety of these daily activities that focus on the importance of sharing, strengthen listening /comprehending skills while developing large and fine motor skills.
Focus on such attention to detail ensures that our students develop well rounded personalities, a characteristic associated with only the best nursery schools in Lahore.