Brighton Montessori: Kindergarten 2 Programme
6 years old
Building A Strong Foundation To Be Ready For Formal Schooling
Brighton Montessori is a Private Kindergarten childcare centre with multiple centres conveniently located in Singapore. We provide personalized learning for all children under our care. The Kindergarten 2 curriculum is also known as P1 preparatory class in Singapore, to prepare your child for formal schooling the following year. The curriculum prepares your child for primary school challenges in Singapore, ensuring they stay ahead of their peers not having to struggle in P1.
Our purposefully structured and immersive Private Montessori environment and work cycle equips your child to handle the foundational years of primary school through a structured phonics and math programme. As they progress through Kindergarten 2, children will become independent self-directed learners that are ready for P1.
Upon completing the Kindergarten 2 programme, Brighton Montessori students gain a deep understanding and respect for the world through independent exploration with specially designed cultural materials. Kindergarten 2 children will be able to apply reading strategies, be able to collaborate with their peers, share what is on their mind, and apply simple math concepts in their daily life.
Why Should You Enroll Your Child into a Montessori Kindergarten 2 and P1 Preparatory Programme in Singapore
The Montessori approach highly values a K2 child’s individuality and provides opportunities for children to acquire self-help skills which pave the way for children to become independent learners. Every child is directed on their own path to maximize their potential. Our Montessori Kindergarten 2 Programme strikes a balance in both individual and group activities, which allow children to experience one-on-one teaching as well as group learning.
Personalized Attention & Guidance
At Brighton Montessori, our Kindergarten 2 / P1 Preparatory classes have a teacher-to-child ratio of 1:14, which is lower than industry regulations in Singapore (1 + 1 para-educators/educarers: 30). Each English teacher is trained in the Montessori method and the centre is also supported by an Academic Coordinator. Mandarin teachers are native speakers who speak to the children in Mandarin in all aspects to provide an immersive environment for learning Mandarin.
Children are naturally inquisitive at this age and require a higher level of attention. This is precisely why we maintain a low teacher-to-child ratio, as it allows our educators to closely monitor each child’s development, fostering a deep and personal connection with every student.
Our Curriculum: The Montessori Approach
At Brighton Montessori, our Kindergarten 2 Programme and P1 Preparatory classes covers the whole spectrum of Montessori training with the five pillars of Montessori. We also provide holistic experiences with Music and Movement, Outdoor activities and Art and Craft throughout the week. Activities such as Current Issues, Environment Issues, Brighton Talk and Show and Tell are introduced to provide children with opportunities to speak aloud.
Kindergarten 2 students complete the final component of the Montessori Literacy Programme with the use of Phonic boxes:
– Vowel digraphs
– Parts of speech
Apply and reinforce their knowledge through accompanying worksheets and writing exercises.
Spelling is introduced to prepare them for P1.
Embark on P1 Preparatory Programme that includes simple comprehension exercises, cloze passages and creative writing activities.
Introduced to the concept of changing to help with Addition and Subtraction with Change.
Apply math in real-word contexts with Problem Sums exercises.
Understand topics such as Measurement (Length and Weight), Patterning, Money and Time through large group activities.
Kindergarten 2 students would become autonomous learners who choose to work on the activities on their own timing.
Learn and apply skills related to care of the environment, self care, and beautifying their homes through these activities:
– Washing of toys
– Flower arrangement
– Folding of clothes
Explore topics such as the Life Cycle of Amphibians, Insects and Molluscs.
Embark on P1 Preparatory classes to learn topics that will help children understand their place in the world, how they can protect the world, and care for it.
Aesthetics & Creativity
Kindergarten 2 children enjoy freedom of choice within limits to apply techniques learned in Arts and Crafts.
In Music and Movement, children explore their innate creativity in coming up with original tunes and lyrics to songs.
Collaborative efforts are encouraged, where children:
- Apply pro-social strategies to create group artworks and musical performances.
- Learn how to show appreciation for each other’s efforts.
Daily physical activities in both outdoor and indoor settings.
Private playground facilities in all centres for Brighton Montessori’s students.
Kindergarten 2 children will engage in cooperative play and games which focuses on the different locomotor and non-locomotor skills that the children have learned.
Mandarin is conducted on a daily basis. Our Mandarin teachers are native speakers that immerse the children in the language and relevant contexts.
Children are facilitated to read longer texts alongside related questions to foster understanding, as well as longer writing exercise.
Close passages, short comprehension exercises, spelling and hanyu pinyin introduced during P1 Preparatory classes.
Benefits of our Montessori
Kindergarten 2 / P1 Preparatory Programme
Apply reading strategies to answer questions and problem sums
Work collaboratively in various activities to fulfill common goals
Share their thoughts and ideas with regard to a variety of topics
Apply simple Math concepts in daily life
In Singapore, most children progress to Kindergarten 1 at 5 years old, then progressing to Kindergarten 2 at 6 years old.
The Kindergarten 2 / P1 Preparatory Class curriculum at Brighton Montessori continues to build on students’ foundational skills, refining them, and preparing them for primary school as well as aspects outside of school. The children at Kindergarten 2 are also given opportunities to discuss and present during the weekly programme in front of their teachers and peers to develop and build on their communication skills.
The P1 Preparatory Class at Brighton Montessori is designed to facilitate a seamless transition for our students from Kindergarten 2 to P1. Our structured phonics and math programs in the P1 Preparatory Classes ensure that students are well-prepared for the foundational years of primary school, alleviating any concerns about falling behind.
The choice between Montessori Kindergarten and Traditional Kindergarten in Singapore (SG) ultimately depends on your child’s learning goals and your educational priorities.
Private Montessori Kindergartens in SG often provide a child-centered, hands-on learning environment that promotes independence and self-directed exploration. In contrast, Traditional Kindergartens may follow a more structured curriculum.
However, the most distinctive difference would be the teacher-child ratio. Brighton Montessori being a Private Kindergarten in SG, have a low teacher-child ratio in the Kindergarten 2 class of 1 teacher to 14 students, allowing our educators to provide a higher level of attention to each student to facilitate their personal development and objectives. Whereas, most Traditional Kindergartens adheres to the industry regulations in Singapore of 1 + 1 para-educators/educarers: 30.
It is essential to consider your child’s unique needs and visit specific schools, to determine which educational approach aligns best with your child’s learning style.
Arrange a visit to one of our centres to learn more here.
At Brighton Montessori, we cover the five Montessori Subjects: Practical Life Skills, Sensorial Exercises, Language, Mathematics, and Culture Studies through an emphasis on learning through hands-on activities. Our centres are also purposefully structured to create an environment where our students are motivated to explore, interact and learn independently.
The Montessori approach not only focuses on academic skills but also on cultivating essential life skills, such as problem-solving, self-confidence, and collaboration with peers, making it a holistic and well-rounded educational choice for young children in Singapore.
We aim to provide an individualized learning experience for our students, where our educators are able to act as guides, observing each child’s progress and providing individualized support. Learn more about our approach here.
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Other Enrichment Programmes
Intensive Chinese Immersion Programme (ICIP)
Kidz Fun Discovery Programme (KFDP)