Nursery School

For students between 4 and 5 years

First year nursery

The New Guyana School uses the A Beka Curriculum. For more information about A Beka, click here

Second year nursery builds on what is learned during the previous year.

Phonics and Reading

Phonics and reading. Children in first year nursery begin by mastering the vowels and consonants and their sounds by enjoyable classroom teaching. Formal blends and reading words comes naturally after that.

Handwriting

Students learn cursive writing in a program that is correlated with their phonics. As they learn the sound/name of each vowel and consonant, they learn to write the lowercase letters in writing time.

Numbers

In first year nursery, students begin to understand the concepts of numbers. By the end of the year, they will be able to count from 1 to 100, recognize 1 to 20, and answer simple combinations.

Activity Time

Activity time involves a number of fun activities, including Bible activity pages, poetry and finger plays, drama and nursery rhymes, art, music, Show and Tell, and Telling Time.

Bible Time

Bible time is the most important time of the school day. It is the first subject that is taught each day

Second year nursery

The New Guyana School uses the A Beka Curriculum. For more information about A Beka, click here

Our nursery program, builds on what is learned in preschool and is generally two years in length. It focuses on the following areas:

Phonics and Reading

Children in second year nursery continue their reading journey through the use of phonics learned the previous year. Their reading vocabulary naturally goes up with every sound learned.

Handwriting

Students learn cursive writing in a program that is correlated with their phonics. As they learn the sound/name of each vowel and consonant, they learn to write the lowercase letters in writing time. By the end of the year, they have mastered writing blends, words and sentences.

Numbers

In second year nursery, students begin to understand the concepts of numbers. By the end of the second year, they will be able to count and recognize numbers 1 to 100. Additional concepts are taught through the sum of 10, and beginning subtraction concepts are introduced. Students also learn to work with telling time and money.

Skills Development, Activity Time, Language Enrichment

During skills development, students learn visual perception skills, motor coordination, and listening/thinking skills. During activity time, they enjoy music and art. During language enrichment, they learn positional words and opposites, rhyming words and analogies, drama and poetry. They will also have the opportunity to share their ideas and experiences during “Sharing Time”

 

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