CAMBRIDGE PRE-SCHOOL CURRICULUM

Open Future Doors

At Cambridge, we prepare your child in multiple ways for the future.

01

DEVELOP

FUNDAMENTAL
SKILLS

Our curriculum covers the fundamental literacies of reading, writing and mathematics. We also have a strong Chinese curriculum so that your child can be bilingual and seize future opportunities in economy powerhouses such as China.

02

CULTIVATE

REAL-WORLD
SKILLS

When your child enters the workforce, he/she will not be going to the workplace to complete worksheets! Instead, he/she will be expected to communicate and collaborate with other people (boss, peers, colleagues, customers) to solve problems, innovate or market new products and services. We also would not know what specific skills would be needed for future jobs that do not exist in this day and age but we can prepare children by helping them to gain real-world skills. The earlier your child gains these real world skills, the more prepared he/she will be for future success in the workplace.

Real-world skills are best learned through project work. It is through project work that children develop and hone the following valuable real world skills:

  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Communication skills
  • Collaboration skills
  • Creativity and innovation

SEE OUR PROJECT WORKS

Phase One

In phase one, the teacher introduces the area of exploration and elicits responses from the children. This enables the teacher to get a sense of children’s prior knowledge and interest, yet encourages children’s inquiry and questioning.

Phase Two

During the second phase, children spend time further exploring the topic through investigations, fieldwork, discussions and interactions with experts. The emphasis on this phase is to introduce new information and help children find answers to their questions.

Phase Three

Phase three elaborates what children have learned and celebrates the end of the project. Displays and documentation of children’s representations summarise the learning journey undertaken by them.

03

NURTURE

UNIQUE
TALENTS

Each child is unique with his or her talents. Some children are good with language, others with numbers, music or art. There are also children who are good with people skills. In this competitive world, we nurture your child’s unique talents to give him or her, a competitive edge. Besides, knowing that he or she is good in something is a great confidence booster and being confident will benefit other areas of life.

To develop your child’s unique talents, Cambridge uses the Theory of Multiple Intelligences (MI) from Harvard University. Professor Howard Gardner’s famous theory states that every child has eight types of intelligences. You may be able to identify some of your child’s intelligences.

EXPLORE OUR MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES

REGULAR EXERCISE

For your Child’s Intelligences

Our muscles get strengthened with regular exercise. Similarly, your child’s intelligences develop with regular exercise. As a result, their dominant intelligences become stronger and their weaker intelligences can also be awakened.

At Cambridge, our MI curriculum makes learning fun for children with different intelligences and nurtures your child’s unique talents.

At Cambridge, our curriculum has many MI activities to exercise your child’s intelligences.

Within a theme, there are 10 MI activities designed to exercise certain intelligence(s). For example, in “Animals” theme, an animal story is used to develop your child’s Linguistic Intelligence. Another activity will require your child to use his or her body to act out various animal movements and this develops their Bodily-Kinesthetic Intelligence. A craft activity using recycled materials to make an animal enhances his or her Spatial Intelligence. Singing an animal song and making various animal noises is incorporated to focus on your child’s Musical Intelligence development. Observing animal videos followed by a field trip to the zoo develops their Naturalist Intelligence. Raising funds and deciding which animal conservation funds to support develops your child’s interpersonal and Intrapersonal Intelligences. Grouping animals into various types (such as land, sea and air or the number of legs) is a Logical-Mathematical Intelligence activity.

BODILY-KINESTHETIC INTELLIGENCE

Bodily-Kinesthetic Intelligence is about whole-body and fine-motor co-ordination. It opens future doors to opportunities in sports, acting and craftsmanship.

INTERPERSONAL INTELLIGENCE

Interpersonal Intelligence involves sensitivity to both verbal and non-verbal communication. Good personal and working relationships are built using this intelligence. It opens future doors to opportunities in public relations, human resource and politics.

LINGUISTIC INTELLIGENCE

Linguistic Intelligence is about being word-smart. Thinking, speaking and writing are expressions of this intelligence. It opens future doors to opportunities in law, journalism and broadcasting.

INTRAPERSONAL INTELLIGENCE

Intrapersonal Intelligence is about self-awareness. Recognising your own strengths and weaknesses helps in planning your life. It opens future doors to opportunities in acting, psychology and counseling.

LOGICAL-MATHEMATICAL INTELLIGENCE

Reasoning and recognising patterns and relationships are key aspects of this intelligence.
It opens future doors to opportunities in finance, computing and entrepreneurship.

MUSICAL INTELLIGENCE

Musical Intelligence is evident in people who are responsive to pitch, melody, rhythm and tone. It opens future doors to opportunities in music, performing arts and vocal training.

NATURALIST INTELLIGENCE

Naturalist Intelligence is the ability to use all senses to observe details. It opens future doors to opportunities in biology, geology and astronomy.

SPATIAL INTELLIGENCE

Spatial Intelligence is the ability to think in three-dimensional terms and often involves an active imagination and visualisation. It opens future doors to opportunities in designing, photography and engineering.