School Life

A Day at PIPS

Playgroup (2-hour session)
10 minutes Arrival Activities
Children arrive in their classes. Accompanied by an adult, children select from a variety of class engagements to get started for the day.
15 minutes Greeting Circle
The teacher, children and adults will sit together in a group to greet each other, sing songs or read stories and introduce the activities for the day.
20 minutes Outdoor Gross Motor Activities
Children and adults can enjoy free play in our sand pit and riding area as well as explore the garden.
20 minutes Putonghua/ Music & Movement
15 minutes Snack
30 minutes Art & Craft/ Self-Selected Activities
Children can choose to make artwork, engage in sensory play or select from a variety of engagements to play, such as in the dramatic corner or in the library corner.
10 minutes Goodbye Circle
The class will again gather in a group to sing songs, dance to music, or read a book, and say goodbye to their friends for the day.

Pre-Nursery and Nursery Class (Half-day session)
10 minutes Arrival Activities
Children arrive in their classes. They unpack their school bags, complete the attendance activity, and select from a variety of class engagements to get started for the day.
15 minutes Greeting Circle
A time for children to gather and share with one another. The children also reinforce their math concepts by exploring the calendar and weather, and also looking at their timetable for the day.
60 minutes Unit of Inquiry
Children will explore the Central Idea of their Unit of Inquiry
Through varied relevant learning engagements.
20 minutes Outdoor Gross Motor Activities
Children go outdoors to play in our sandpit, and climbing frames, ride bikes, and can also enjoy nature by roaming in the garden.
20 minutes Snack/ Quiet Reading
20-40 minutes Music & Movement/ P.E./ Library/ Cooking
20-40 minutes UOI Math/ Putonghua/ English
Through engaging, interesting and relevant activities, children will gain exposure to and practice speaking in both English and Putonghua. They will also explore age-appropriate math concepts through hands on activities.
15 minutes Goodbye Circle
At the end of the session, children and teachers will sit together in a group to reflect upon their day, and read a story or play a game, followed by saying goodbye to their friends.

Lower Kindergarten & Preparatory Class (Full-day session)
15 minutes Arrival Activities/ Writing Practises
Children arrive in their classes. They unpack their school bags, complete the attendance writing activity, and select from a variety of class engagements to get started for the day.
10 minutes Exercise Routine
Children have a daily dose of guided exercise including dance or stretching, following the instructions of a teacher. This gets children energised for the rest of the morning.
10 minutes Greeting Circle
A time for children to gather and share with one another. The children also reinforce their math concepts by deciphering the calendar, counting the number days of school, and also looking at their timetable for the day.
75 minutes UOI Literacy & Snack
With a focus on journal writing, guided reading, phonics knowledge, sight words, rhyming, and grammar, children go into groups to engage in the activities set out for them.
20 minutes Outdoor Gross Motor Activities
Children go outdoors to play in our sandpit, and climbing frames, ride bikes, and can also enjoy nature by roaming in the garden.
60 minutes UOI Math
Math concepts such as addition, subtraction, 2D and 3D shapes, telling time, mathematical vocabulary, ordinal numbers, etc. will be explored with the use of hands on manipulative and games.
30 minutes Lunch
30 minutes Outdoor Gross Motor Activities/ P.E.
60 minutes Music/ Drama/ Visual Art/ Library/ Cooking
60 minutes Unit of Inquiry & Snack
Children will explore the Central Idea of their Unit of Inquiry
Through varied relevant learning engagements.
20 minutes Goodbye Circle
At the end of the session, children and teachers will sit together in a group to reflect upon their day, and read a story or play a game, followed by saying goodbye to their friends.