In Kindergarten we welcome the children to the next phase of their learning after Nursery. Our main focus is on every child being happy and ready to learn.
The children’s previous experiences whether at home, in Nursery or indeed other educational settings are all an important basis for us to build upon and enable all the children to progress and develop to the best of their potential.
The children’s personal, social and emotional development is vital as it impacts on all areas of their lives. This provides a sound foundation for success in learning. The Kindergarten class offers a safe, secure, supportive and caring environment, which is vital for children to maximise their all round development.
The children are offered a range of experiences and opportunities through active learning. The children learn through play and investigation. They are encouraged to talk, observe, plan, question, investigate and explore, through a variety of activities which are continually adapted to suit learning needs and styles.
Through using the classroom and outdoor environments children learn and develop their skills, knowledge and understanding. The children are encouraged to talk, discuss and share their learning experiences. They are offered stimulating and exciting learning opportunities where they learn as a class, in groups, or as individuals. Children are treated as individuals and learn at their own level and pace to achieve their full potential. Each child is encouraged to be as independent as possible and to become confident in their own abilities.
We have high expectations of what the children can achieve.
Our Learning Focused School
At RISU we talk about what the children are learning as opposed to what they are doing.
Each child is an individual and we are interested in how they progress and achieve rather than attainment. We assess children throughout the year to measure their learning; the change that occurs in their knowledge, skills and understanding as a result of the learning experiences they have.
Within RISU, we are a learning focused community. Both the staff and children continually develop their learning, this in turn brings the school community together.
Teaching staff in Kindergarten:
Each class in the Primary section of Rainbow International School has a full time class teacher and a full time teaching assistant;
|CLASS||CLASS TEACHER||TEACHING ASSISTANT|
|KG||Mrs Carol Ojambo||Miss Diana Atugonza|
In today’s increasingly interdependent world, it is more important than ever to ensure children are prepared for their roles as global citizens. At RISU we strive to educate and develop children into 21st Century Learners – internationally minded individuals who respect and celebrate diversity.
Each IPC unit has embedded within it, across the different subjects, learning-focused activities that help children start developing a global awareness and gain an increasing sense of themselves, their community and the world around them, as well as inspiring positive action and engagement with global issues.
In addition to this, each thematic IPC unit of work includes specific tasks related to International as a subject in its own right, as well as encouraging schools to explore the unit from the perspectives of both the ‘host’ country (the country ‘hosting the school’) and ‘home’ country (the country which children call ‘home’).
Our definition of International Mindedness here at RISU is;
International Mindedness is the ability to respect and value the cultural and linguistic diversity of our school community, by developing an understanding through learning about, from and with each other.
Principles of Learning
At RISU we believe learning is most effective when learners:
- Invest in the value of learning
- Are actively involved
- Are given a safe space to rehearse
- Can use the appropriate subject vocabulary or key words
- Can use the language of learning and demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways
- Are given the opportunity to reflect
- Can transfer the new into a variety of different situations
- Negotiate risk
- Make meaningful choices
The Personal Goals are at the centre of the qualities we teach in the classroom, and want our children to display to be the most successful learners possible;
As well as the personal goals we strive for our children to be independent, effective communicators and self-confident. Children at RISU are given every opportunity to develop into creative and critical thinkers, and instill a love of learning to become life-long learners.