Kindergarten Curriculum

Aichi International School follows the standards as set out by the province of British Columbia. This is a curriculum designed to be bi-lingual so it fits in with the learning context at AIS.

In conjunction with this curriculum AIS follows the standards as set out by the MEXT (Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology), within the kindergarten. For a detailed explanation of the Curriculum Guidelines of Kindergarten and Elementary Education, please click on the following link; AIS Education Principle and Policy.

Jellyfish Class

Have your toddler come and learn English in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. Your child will sing, dance, play and learn in a friendly English-speaking environment here. If you have time please come and visit the classroom to see what goes on.

The students will learn how to get into good habits, play with friends, and build relationships with both other students and the classroom teachers.

The age of students 2 to 3 years old
The class capacity 10 students

An example of the weekly schedule

  Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
9:00 Drive-Through/Free-Play in Dolphin/Orca Room
10:00 Circle Time
10:30 Snack/Free play
11:00 Story Time Arts & Crafts Park Story Time Arts & Crafts
11:30 ABC’s & Phonics P.E. Numbers ABC’s & Phonics Numbers
12:10 Lunch
13:00 Brush Teeth/Playtime
13:20 Story/Nap time
14:15 Pick-up time!
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Turtle Class

We provide a lot of opportunity for your child to learn interpersonal/communication skills, working together in a variety of situations. Our activities include hygiene practices, positive guidance, rhymes/theme, painting/crafts and lessons which further the students’ level of fundamental education (ABC’s, numbers, shades of colors, animals, shapes, etc.), and also foster their physical development.

The age of students 3 to 4 years old
The class capacity 10 students

An example of the weekly schedule

  Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
9:00 Drive-Through/Free Play in Dolphin/Orca Room
9:30 Toilet Time/Transition Time
9:45 Circle Time/Morning Phonics and Numbers/Calendar
10:30 Snack Time/Play Time
11:00 Phonics Math Phonics Math Writing
11:30 Toilet Time/Transition Time
11:40 P.E./Music Theme/Art Park Art/Science Park or P.E.
12:15 Lunch Time
13:15 Brush teeth/Toilet/Free Play or Outside
13:30 Story Time
13:45 Nap Time/Quiet Time
14:30 Get Ready To Go Home
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Dolphin Class

From Dolphin, students are expected to show more independence, speak only English and begin reading and writing.Through writing, reading, singing songs, show and tell, art activities and field trips; the children learn not only English, but also lifelong skills such as confidence, listening, good communication and independence in thinking as well as learning.

The age of students 4 to 5 years old
The class capacity 12 students

An example of the weekly schedule

  Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
8:45 Drive-Through/Free-Play in Dolphin/Orca Room
9:30 Toilet Time/Transition Time
9:35 Circle Time/Morning Message/Phonics/Show and Tell
10:15 Toilet Time/Snack Time
10:35 Sight Words/Spelling Phonics Spelling/Literacy Phonics Journals
11:15 Toilet Time/Transition Time
11:20 Math P.E. Theme/Art/Science P.E. Math
12:05 Toilet Time/Transition Time
12:15 Lunch/Clean-up/Free Play
13:30 Writing Activities/Reading/Spelling Test (Friday)
13:55 Toilet Time/Transition Time
14:00 Muisc Theme/Art/Science Park Theme/Art/Science Park
14:45 Get Ready To Go Home
15:00 Home Time
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Orca Class

The children in this class are five to six years old. Students arrive at nine in the morning and join students from other classes for fitness and play either outside or the hall, depending on the weather. At 9:30, we begin classes, including reading, P.E., phonics, math, science and music.
The Orca class also has a reading scheme to encourage and help the students to read in English. This has been a great success, with some students reading two or three books every week! They can also write the alphabet, many words and short sentences, as well as having story time and art activities in order for the children to build confidence, a sense of independence, cooperation and a love of learning! We do so much in the Orca class that it is impossible for us to write down everything here. So please come and visit our classroom to see what we do. There is always a friendly welcome for visitors in the Orca class!

To gain an understanding of what the students learn in the Orca classroom, please refer to the following links;

British Columbia Kindergarten Curriculum; Kindergarten FULL Curriculum

The age of students 5 to 6 years old
The class capacity 10 students

An example of the weekly schedule

  Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
8:45 Drive-Through
9:15 Morning Play/Homework Check
9:30 Toilet Time/Transition Time
9:40 Circle Time/Morning Message/Phonics/Show and Tell/Spelling Test
10:15 Toilet Time/Snack Time
10:35 Sight Words/Spelling Math English – Phonics Math English – Journal
11:25 Toilet Time/Transition Time
11:35 Physical Education English – Phonics Physical Education English – Phonics Art/Science
12:20 Toilet Time/Transition Time
12:30 Lunch/Clean-up
13:15 Outside/Inside Play
13:45 Stations/Theme Park Class Reading/Theme Music Park
14:45 Silent Reading/Class Activity
15:00 Get Ready To Go Home
15:15 Home Time
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