Preparing for Primary One

Bridging Programme - a smooth transition into primary school education

The Bridging Programme run by Canossian School is set up to close the gaps in knowledge and skills of children transiting from an EIPIC programme into Primary One in a mainstream setting.

The programme has students engaged in interactive activities through which informal assessments of the four domains of language and beginning mathematical concepts are conducted. Parents are invited to observe the sessions to give them an understanding of the expectations of the national curriculum, classroom routines as well as observe the social behaviour of their children in a classroom setting.

This serves as a touch point for the school to begin conversations with each parent on how to close some of the observed gaps as well as how to support the learners at home. The programme has enabled early identification of potential learning challenges in children, and for learning supports to be put in place even before these students begin Day One of Primary One.

Programme Structure

10 sessions conducted weekly

1.5 h per session

Conducted by experienced Senior Teacher and Primary One Form Teacher

Informal assessments of the four domains of language and beginning mathematical concepts

In-class sessions with parents

Home visits

Students participating in a variety of learning activities

Parents as Partners – Observing the lessons

Engaging Parents during Home Visits

What do we look out for during Home Visits?
- A learning space (where there is little distraction)
- A learning time (where learning and doing take place)
- A learning structure (some form of guide for the child)

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