Pre-Early Childhood Development (ECD) Preschool Programme
The Penguin Class and Pre-Grade R Classes follow the ECD Preschool Programme, the play-based approach at MPPS is based on these objectives. Our purpose is to provide what is necessary to nurture the development of our children enabling them to flourish as individuals. The core developmental areas within the curriculum include social and emotional development, cognitive and perceptual development, and physical development. These areas are viewed as critical and the building blocks for all future learning. The auxiliary learning areas include content that has been the centre of traditional curricula, which covers language and literacy, numeracy, knowledge and skills, as well as, the creative arts. Our teachers focus on these core developmental areas by creating lesson plans based on weekly topics. These plans provide activities and learning opportunities in all of the areas. At MPPS we appreciate that learning takes time and is different for every child. We understand that children within this age group learn best through first-hand experiences where their interests are engaged and whereby our littlies “learn by doing” and by reflecting.
Curriculum Assessment Policy Statement Policy (CAPS)
Our Grade R Classes follow CAPS whereby they acquire and apply knowledge and skills in ways that are meaningful to their own lives. Within our Grade R classrooms many opportunities are created for conversations, sharing of ideas, problem solving and relationship development. Lesson plans are based on weekly topics and prepared to include, explore and support all developmental and learning areas, including literacy, math, life skills, creative arts, physical development and more. Teachers employ a variety of teaching strategies in the classroom. This includes carefully planned individual learning activities, group work and whole class instruction where children have opportunities to contribute and respond. The key element being the quality of child engagement and the opportunities provided for feedback between the child and teacher to guide the next learning steps ensuring school readiness is achieved.
At Milnerton Pre-Primary we encourage parental involvement and believe in comprehensive communication between the school and our families, thereby building a positive relationship with mutual respect. We do this through weekly teacher letters, our School D6 Communicator and many other publications.
Becoming a preschooler is an important milestone in your little one’s life.
We hope to become a memorable contribution to their precious journey!