Teaching

Based on the targets of the curricula for German and English, your children will acquire competencies in different fields of education in an integrated manner through activities, actions, arts and crafts as well as play, using individual work plans. Teachers select content from specific areas of education, within the scope of which he/she will meet the needs of all the children, specific groups or individual children.

The teaching environment corresponds to the everyday reality of the children – a focus on their own strengths is particularly promoted.

Goals at kindergarten level
  • Preparation in all learning areas for entry to primary level
  • Personality development and social competence
  • Learning through playing – play-based learning
  • Introduction to German and English
  • Gaining a basic mathematical understanding
We offer
  • Qualified, dedicated kindergarten teachers who are native speakers
  • Daily activities such as dancing, singing, learning and playing, music, art, sport and physical exercise
  • Teaching material in both languages
  • Weekly day in the forest
  • Comprehensive after-school programme, holiday clubs
  • All-day school: 8:00–18:00 (incl. lunch)
Curriculum

Teaching in our bilingual kindergarten is based on the curriculum prescribed by the Canton of Zurich as well as the Cambridge International curriculum. Our individual work plans and weekly schedules allow us to meet the skills and abilities of every child.

Timetable

Our bilingual kindergarten starts at 8:30 (arrival time from 8:00 onwards). Kindergarten is from 8:30 to 15:15 (on Wednesday until 12:00). A comprehensive after-school programme until 18:30 is available within the scope of our day care service for all children who want to stay longer.

After-school programme

Our after-school programme is run by qualified and experienced staff. The programme aims to promote social competence, empowerment, personal responsibility and creativity of the children. Participation is strength-based: the children should feel like taking part and be able to experience their own sense of achievement. Our kindergarten mini clubs are open in the sense that children can try them out and switch clubs within a school year.

Mini Clubs

• Lego – Big Builder

The Lego "Big Builder"program develops tactile, motor and spatial capabilities with K' NEX®. While the children play together, they learn about animals and means of transport, while at the same time learning the principles of biology and geometry.

 

• Dancing Butterflies – Mini Ballet

Objectives and focus of the course:

  • Learning and refinement of technique (classical dance as well as jazz and character dance)
  • Improvement of mobility and posture
  • Concentration, discipline and stamina
  • Learn more complex, faster step combinations and choreographies
  • Teach you how to combine dance and theatre through rhythm and music with a lot of fun, creative ideas, humour and logic.

• Yoga Easy

Objectives and focus of the course:

  • Improve coordination, strength and balance with playful yoga exercises
  • promote both the joy of mobility, peace and calmness
  • build self-confidence in a non-performance-oriented environment
  • Improve concentration and focus on inner and outer strength
  • To promote respect and mindfulness towards ourselves and our environment
  • Use yoga and breathing exercises to release blockages and let energy flow freely.

 

• Mini Chess

The children deepen their understanding of chess in a playful way. They will learn on the small and on the big board (garden chess) about how to be attentive to ones opponent and learn more about strategies and approaches.

 

• Karate

Karate originated in Okinawa. It includes block-, punching, throw and kicking techniques. The training consists basically of Kihon, (basic technique) Kata, (processes of techniques) Kumite (free fight) and serves for internal stability and self-defense. The children are introduced to this sport in simple steps.

 

• Painting Course – Next Picasso?

The painting course supports the development of children's creativity and imagination. They are introduced to the world of art, they learn the basics of visual representation and the corresponding techniques.

 

Registration/School fees

We would be very pleased to invite you and your family to come and have a look at the school and answer your questions. If you are interested, your child can attend the academia kindergarten for a trial week to get to know our teachers, other children and daily life at the kindergarten.

To organise this, please contact us by telephone at +41 44 910 43 00 or by e-mail under info@terra-nova.notexisting@nodomain.comch

 

We look forward to hearing from you!