MOE Kindergarten @ Blangah Rise
A note from our Centre Head
At MOE Kindergarten @ Blangah Rise we believe that children are curious and active learners. Our teachers seek to engage children to make discoveries and explore the world around them. We help our children to learn concepts and develop good learning dispositions.
The preschool years are critical in laying a strong foundation for children in the 6 learning areas: language and literacy, numeracy, social emotional competencies, aesthetics and creative expression, discovery of the world, and gross motor skills. Our teachers engage children in purposeful play and quality interactions to facilitate children’s participation and involvement in learning.
We seek to involve parents as partners in centre activities and learning as we believe that parents’ involvement helps the child to feel safe and secure in the learning environment. Children also develop better social skills and show improved behaviour when their parents are involved at school.
We plan collaborative activities with the primary school so that our kindergarten children can build confidence and social skills with children of different age groups and be familiar and comfortable in the physical school environment.
My team and I look forward to an exciting year together to give our children a strong start for life!
Ms Marina Ho
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Vision : A Strong Start for Every Child
Mission : To nurture active and confident explorers with positive values, through a holistic curriculum and in a safe, supportive and caring environment
Values : Love, Respect, Courage, Integrity
MOE Kindergarten @ Blangah Rise (MK@BR):
- Offers a 4-hour Kindergarten 1 and Kindergarten 2 programme for children aged 5 and 6 years old
|Kindergarten 1 and 2 (4-hour MK Programme)|
|8.00am to 12.00pm|
|1.00pm to 5.00pm|
- Provides 3 different Mother Tongues Languages (MTL): Chinese, Malay and Tamil
- Follows the MOE school calendar of 4 terms and school holidays
For parents who require a full day service, MK@BR offers Kindergarten Care (KCare) services.
|Kindergarten 1 and 2 (Full day MK & KCare Programme)|
K1 and K2 children who attend MOE Kindergarten AM Session
|7.00am to 8.00am (KCare)
8.00am to 12.00pm (MK)
12.00pm to 7.00pm (KCare)
K1 and K2 children who attend MOE Kindergarten PM Session
|7.00am to 1.00pm (KCare)
1.00pm to 5.00pm (MK)
5.00pm to 7.00pm (KCare)
MK@BR believes that children are curious, active and competent learners. Guided by the key teaching and learning principles in MOE’s Nurturing Early Learners (NEL) framework, our curriculum has been intentionally designed to nurture the holistic development of our children so as to support the transition process and to lay a strong foundation for life-long learning. The curriculum is also guided by two pedagogical practices: learning through purposeful play and learning through quality interactions. It includes a distinctive Singapore flavour, whereby our activities, teaching and learning materials and resources incorporate local stories, songs and dances, so as to allow our children to learn in familiar and authentic contexts.
Semester 1 Updates
Weeks of Wonder
The K1 children went through a Week Of Wonder (WOW) Project in Term 1. As the children could choose their own topics of interest to investigate, the K1 Love children decided to find out more about bananas while the K1 Respect children did their investigation into volcanoes. They went through the process of I Wonder, I Find Out, I Know.
After compiling a list of questions about what they “wondered” about, the children took a weekend to find out answers to their questions through borrowing books from the library or looking into the internet with their parents. The children then came back to school to share the information with their friends in class.
Children were delighted to find the answers and additional information through this process. Amongst the many questions the K1 Love children had, they found out how green bananas tasted, how long it takes a banana to ripen, and whether bananas have seeds. They also composed a rhyme song on bananas with their teacher to conclude the project!
K1 Respect children were curious about how volcanoes erupt, why there is fire when the volcanoes erupt and how we can make our own volcano. The teacher then used simple materials like baking soda, vinegar, a water bottle and plasticine to make a “volcano” so that the children could visualize how larva flows out from the volcano. It was an engaging time of learning for K1 Respect children!
Arrival and Dismissal
From 26 March 2020, as part of our extra precautionary Covid-19 measures, as well as to safeguard the well-being of our MK children, MK and KCare staff receive the children at the primary school’s canteen side gate. While waiting for the rest of their friends to arrive, the children would be engaged in activities such as drawing and playing with building blocks. Our children are able to walk up and down the stairs safely! At the end of the school day, they are also dismissed at the side gate.
View this video to find out more about MK@ Blangah Rise through an interview with our previous Centre Head!