At Summer Montessori, our program is aimed at helping children broaden their base information, form concepts, acquire foundation skills and positive attitudes to learning and develop their abilities and talents in a wide range of areas. We envision to be a quality preschool of choice by all our children and their families.
Thematic and inquiry-based learning is a student-centred and teacher-guided instructional approach that engages students in investigating real world questions within a broad thematic framework. This form of learning provides a vehicle for extending and applying the learning of children in a way that connects with their interests within a broader thematic framework.
Themes are provided for children and through the concept of inquiry-based learning, children will then acquire and analyse information, develop and support propositions, provide solutions, and design products that demonstrate their thinking and make their learning visible. The topics of inquiry will be inspired by children’s interests, subsequently extending on their current knowledge with the guidance and support from our teachers.
Through the integrated curriculum, children’s minds are not constrained by subject boundaries. In fact, the real, first-hand experiences that children gain allows ample of opportunities to explore, carry out observations and to make connections between what they have learnt in class with their surroundings. In this way, learning becomes more fulfilling and authentic for children.