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Home away from home
At Land of Oz Nursery School, we provide a safe, nurturing environment where children learn to be strong and independent through secure relationships with parents and teachers. Our classrooms are fully equipped with themed areas such as book corners, as well as playthings aimed at encouraging curiosity and free play. Our devotional beliefs based on Christian values (ethics and morals) form part of how we approach interaction and care.
Our daily programme reflects the age-appropriate needs of our children. The curriculum provides the ultimate environment where a child can learn through play, the highest form of learning. As children learn through interaction with the world around them, all activities and engagements during the day are carefully planned to ensure maximum development. Therefore, we incorporate a constant routine, self-guided activities initiated by the child, and structured, guided activities planned and directed by the teacher. Our children learn throughout the day – from participating in an art activity, finding a worm in the garden, conversing with their teacher and peers to packing away after snacktime.
Our programme involves the development of the whole child. Therefore, we give attention to all areas:
- Physical: The development of gross motor and fine motor skills
- Cognitive: The development of language, problem-solving skills and knowledge
- Emotional: Brings a child to a place where he or she is sure of themselves
- Social: Provides for interaction with other children
- Spiritual: Share with them that Jesus loves them
Early Learning and Development Areas
As a Curro Select School, our internally-developed nursery school programme is designed with the Early Learning and Development Areas (ELDAs) in mind. The programme is designed to stimulate physical, social, emotional and cognitive well-being through developmental activities and engaging play areas. These ELDAs focus on aspects such as gross motor development, social awareness, communication, spatial awareness and arts.
Grade R (2022)
Grade R is the bridge from the tangible world to the world of symbols and numbers in Grade 1. Therefore, we focus on an integrated play-based programme that aims to develop the children’s phonological, literacy, mathematical, and creative problem-solving skills in a fun way. Teaching takes place in English, and our learners even benefit from our Robotics programme, through activities built around large soft bricks.