Language Arts (Chinese)
The early years are a critical period for children’s language development. At Primus Schoolhouse, we recognise the importance of introducing an additional language to the children because, as indicated by research, the children who learn more than one language show improved executive functioning of the brain, and that they are better at discriminating between different sounds of various languages.
The Chinese programme at Primus Schoolhouse aims to develop the listening, speaking, reading and writing skills of our children, with more emphasis given to the latter two skills as the children progress into Kindergarten 2. The children will have the opportunity to practise their communication skills throughout the day with Chinese Teachers and Chinese speaking Teaching Partners. The children will have daily Chinese lessons based on themes closely related to their daily life.
Our unique Chinese curriculum is designed with age-appropriate activities in mind to engage the children as well as to meet the requirements of the Primary One curriculum. Through stories, nursery rhymes, songs, games, music and movement, art and craft and experiential learning opportunities, we hope to instill life-long positivity and passion for learning more about the Chinese language and culture.