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Isaac Brock School offers half day Nursery and Kindergarten
classes. The morning class is from 9:00-11:30 am and the afternoon class is
from 1:00-3:30 pm. Many of our children go next door to the daycare that runs
out of Valour Community center for the other half of the day. You can phone the
Valour Community center at 204-775-3869 for more information.
Both the morning and the afternoon classes are a combined
Nursery and Kindergarten group. The students participate in Music, Gym, Computer,
Library and Book Buddies.
We are fortunate to be in the Winnipeg School Division, as the
Nursery school program is free of charge for those who live in the division.
The school division set up its own Nursery curriculum. Nursery children learn
through play. There is a focus on developing rich language, learning new
vocabulary, and developing social skills. The students have specific learning
outcomes for Language Arts and Math and they receive a report card to let
caregivers know what they are working on.
The Kindergarten students follow the curriculum provided by
the Manitoba government. In Language Arts students learn many things, including
recognizing and writing upper and lower case letters, recognizing and producing
rhymes, and learning to appreciate books. A special part of the year is when
our speech and language pathologist comes to help us in our Phonemic Awareness
groups. Puppets come to introduce new letter sounds and then we break up into
smaller groups to practise using what we have learned in various activities.
There is then a snack that correlates with the new letter sound that was
learned. For example on “Ss Day”, Sid Snake taught students the ‘Ss’ sound and then made submarine
sandwiches. Towards the end of the year, the students are placed in writing and
reading groups and are taught the beginning stages of reading and writing to
prepare them for grade one.
For Math the students are also divided into small groups to
work on the four main curriculum areas: Patterns and Relationships, Statistics
and Probability, Shape and Space, and Number. There is a focus on understanding
how numbers and patterns work and using mathematical language.
The teachers teach Language Arts, Math, Science, Social
Studies, Music and Art using various themes that change monthly. There are special
days to celebrate what was learned such as The Teddy Bear Picnic, Grandparent’s Day, Beach Party Day … The classes go on an all day fieldtrip
to the farm towards the end of the year.