Through our small classes we give the children the highest levels of individual attention in order for them to reach their potential and more. We aim for learning to be a rewarding and a stimulating experience, encouraging children to learn through exploration, investigation and discovery.
Although the majority of lessons are taught in mixed ability groups by the Class Teacher, at MKSHK we introduce subject specialists right from the start. Pupils are taught by specialist teachers in Music, Computing, Putonghua, Spanish, PE and Swimming.
English and reading are core components of the Pre-Preparatory curriculum. The ability to read is fundamental to pupils’ development as independent learners so we encourage and develop a love for books and reading from an early age. This is reinforced through our daily reading sessions, our libraries and the use of well-stocked book corners and reading areas in each classroom. Pupil’s grammatical knowledge, knowledge of phonics and word recognition is developed through games and activities. These skills, as well as creative starting points, enable our pupils to write with confidence, developing fluency and imaginative thinking.
Mathematical skills are acquired through games, practical activities and challenges. Pupils are taught through a multi-sensory approach, ensuring lessons are engaging and children move into Year 3 with a firm grounding in core mathematical skills and concepts.
Stimulating the children’s understanding of the world we live in is achieved by our exciting humanities topics and their scientific skills and knowledge through investigations and exploration of our science topics. In addition, a great deal of emphasis is placed on the creative arts and children are given many opportunities to express themselves and perform including several types of musical concert and our termly class assemblies.
The children’s social development is important and through our PHSE lessons children learn to care about themselves and others. Attending activities and assemblies with the older children in the school encourages their perception of themselves in a wider context.