Did you see the full moon shining brightly last night? The Cambridge @ Sengkang children were beaming brightly with happiness even though they celebrated the Mid-Autumn Festival during the day. They had fun parading with their lanterns, chomping on mooncakes and playing charades with their friends 😊
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Family and friends, lantern processions and oh-so-sweet mooncakes are three things that make the Mid-Autumn Festival one of the loveliest Chinese festivals for the children of Cambridge @ Robertson. As part of our celebration, the children went on a lantern parade around the Robertson Walk area, accompanied by the teachers and some of their parents. The highlight of the celebration was making mooncakes from scratch! This celebration was indeed more than just about savouring mooncakes and creating our own lanterns, it was about spending time together with our Cambridge family and friends.
Our grandparents make the world a little softer, a little kinder, and a little warmer. In celebration of Grandparent’s Day, the Cambridge @ Robertson children made personalised craftworks to thank their grandparents for all they have done and the love they have showered on them. Happy Grandparent’s Day!
The Cambridge @ Sengkang children put up a showcase of dance, song and short skit to show their love for their grandparents. They also lovingly created crafts which they eagerly brought back home for their grandparents. Happy Grandparent’s Day!
The grandparent-grandchild bond is special. The Cambridge @ Serangoon Gardens children spent a morning celebrating with and honouring their grandparents for all their love and care. It was heartwarming to see our little ones singing their favourite songs and presenting a little handicraft to their grandparents with lots of hugs and kisses exchanged. Our older children were even more demonstrative in their love and affection as they swung and shook along with the music with their grandparents during a ‘Zumba’ session, before presenting them with a token of love which they created. Their grandparents were so touched and their faces were radiant with joy. The importance of grandparents in the children’s lives was so evident at this celebration!
Through authentic learning, we engage our children’s senses which allow them to create a meaningful, useful, shared outcome which connects directly with the real world. By giving our children the opportunity to learn through authentic, real life, relevant learning experiences, we are giving them the ability to apply their learning, to learn through doing, to see their abilities, to adapt and change, and to form the habits required to do this successfully in their lives beyond school.
Cooking is not only a fun, engaging activity for children, but one that has been used for years as an important teaching and development tool for all ages. Our children learned many essential skills such as reading, following directions, and measuring through fun cookery lessons. Cooking also helps children to develop fine motor skills, eye hand coordination, early concepts of math and science as well as helping them develop pride and confidence in their skills and abilities. And not forgetting our children also learnt about healthy eating and healthy meals!
With the conviction that the early years are a crucial period when the foundation for children’s future outcome is laid, our curriculum focused on developing the whole child and equipping children with the skills and competencies that will prepare them for the opportunities and challenges of the future. We recognised that holistic education is beyond academic performance and young children thrive in environments that provide high-quality human interactions and engaging learning encounters with a stable group of teachers. With iSteam, we aimed to build in our children the ability to innovate, problem-solve and think creatively and critically, to open future doors of opportunities and to be future ready!
Life at Cambridge @ Dairy Farm is a journey filled with joy, excitement, knowledge and growth focused on holistic child development. We regularly conduct and celebrate various events and occasions that not only allow our children to experience multiple-interaction and learning with one another, but also promote good values and love for the environment. These events play an important role in every child’s all-round development as well as promoting an awareness of and respect for diverse values and beliefs. It provides wonderful opportunities for children to learn about the traditions and values that are being cherished, instils respect and understanding of our world.