Kindergarten Curriculum at Tandem IMS
The children in kindergarten delve deeper into their themed topics using Enquiry Based Learning where they investigate, explore and make predictions about their topics. The children are given daily opportunities to discuss topics, role-play, and create stories to share in different languages.
Kindergarten children develop their social and emotional skills and are encouraged to actively reflect on their uses and choices of languages, as well as to notice the similarities and differences between them.
They are introduced to reading and writing in their stronger language whilst building vocabulary and confidence in the second language. Most children end their kindergarten years at Tandem IMS with a solid foundation in literacy skills and are ready to take on the challenge of reading and writing in two languages in first grade.
The children are also introduced to numbers, the number system and basic mathematical concepts during their kindergarten years to prepare them for the beginning of primary school.
For all other additional curricula activities and offers for the Kindergarten, please see the descriptive table on the introduction page.
"When our school bus driver says he will get the bus "key", I always think of my garden tree in Japan..."
(Eizo, 5 years - "Ki" means "tree" in Japanese)