Introduction

Kindergarten programmes focus on building young learners’ interest in learning English. They do so by incorporating a lot of fun-filled and interactive activities in the lessons. Even Cambridge Pre-starters, an exam-oriented programme makes use of games and songs to help students learn. Waterford Early Reading Programme is well-liked by kindergartens because of its 8,000 stimulating and fun online learning exercises.
2019-20 After-School English Programmes for Kindergartens
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English Wonderland

English Wonderland has been the MOST popular kindergarten programme. There are 3 levels, catering for K1, K2 and K3 students. The programmes are well sequenced to facilitate scaffolding. The lessons are theme-based and well-structured to cover concept learning; practical activities; songs, arts and crafts; and social skills development. Through fostering children in the balanced development of ethics, intellect, physique, social skills and aesthetics, it is aimed to achieve the goal of whole-person education by developing a strong foundation in English and preparing them for an excellent start in their life long journey of learning.

Programme Objectives

  • Give students an all-round English exposure
  • Help students build a solid foundation in English
  • Foster students’ love for learning English
  • Balanced development to achieve the goal of whole-person education
  • Real-life themes to provide students with interesting learning experiences

Cambridge Young Learners English Test Programmes

Pre-Starters
K1 Students

Pre-Starters aims to give young students a head start in their preparation for the Cambridge Starters examination. It aims to give students a solid foundation in their reading, writing, speaking and listening skills through tasks and activities that correspond to the Cambridge Starters’ curriculum. While this is an examination-oriented programme, our specially-designed materials stress on fun learning and include many interactive activities such as friendly competition, spelling games and acting out.

Starters
K2 & K3 Students

Starters programme prepares K2 and K3 students for such examination. It covers Cambridge Starters’ vocabulary, question types and test formats so that students are well-equipped and therefore, able to achieve the highest number of shields. Lessons are divided into Skills Development and Knowledge Acquisition, Mock Tests and Revision. Each section plays its part in helping students become confident and perform at an excellent level in the examination. The programme makes use of tailor-made and specially designed examination-oriented textbooks.

Programme Objectives

  • Familiarise students with Cambridge examination formats and structures
  • Expose students to vocabulary and questions that will appear in the Cambridge examination
  • Strengthen students’ confidence in taking the examination

Headatart Group is pleased to be awarded the Cambridge English Exam Preparation Centre Certificate over the last 5 years by the Cambridge English Language Assessment in recognition of its role in preparing and registering students for the Cambridge examinations.

Phonics Paradise

Phonics Paradise is designed for K1 to K3 students. For K1 students, it adopts a soft and gentle approach. The programme teaches young students key phonics sounds and helps them master the matching of letter sound. The programme makes the best of rhyming poems, stories and songs to make learning phonics fun and interesting.

For K2 and K3 students, the programme covers fundamental vowels and consonants. It provides a lot of reading materials for students to practice the sounds and to differentiate similar sounds. Fun activities, songs and rhymes will make the lessons enjoyable.

Programme Objectives

  • Help students develop a strong foundation in phonics
  • Broaden students’ vocabulary
  • Improve students’ English pronunciation and spelling ability

Dramarama

Dramarama is a fun and action-oriented programme designed for K2 and K3 students. They will listen to interesting stories, learn to recite scripts and act out a play or a drama. Students will employ body language, facial expressions and voices to perform. By providing real-life, sensory and interesting learning experiences, Dramarama is the best example of experiential leaning. This programme also aims to stimulate students’ creativity and nurture their talent in performing arts.

Programme Objectives

  • Nurture students’ acting talent
  • Develop students’ awareness of non-verbal communication
  • Sow seeds for creativity in students
  • Provide real-life, sensory and interesting learning experiences

Little Smart STEM Kids

Little Smart STEM Kids programme integrates English education and STEM education. It focuses on inquiry, hands-on activities and collaborative learning. In each themed lesson, students will learn vocabulary, listen to related stories, watch videos and carry out a simple but inspiring STEM activity. Making good use of the age-appropriate material kit, each student is guaranteed a fun, stimulating and, above all, deeply experiential learning opportunity which will lay a strong foundation for their scientific thinking and spark an inquisitive mind which will proof to be extremely useful in the lifelong journey of learning. Our programme can definitely nurture students in developing their critical and exploratory thinking, innovating and adapting to change.

Programme Objectives

  • Arouse students’ interest in science and technology
  • Develop students’ problem-solving skills and logical thinking
  • Enable students to use English to acquire scientific knowledge
  • Nurture students in developing their sense of critical and exploratory thinking

Parent and Child Outing Programme

Learning can be a family activity. There is so much outside the classroom that can stimulate and excite our students. We have selected some educational and interesting places for parents and students to visit, to enjoy and to learn about.

Programme Objectives

AFCD Lions Nature Education Centre

  • Understand Hong Kong’s geological history
  • Visit the exhibits to learn about local ecology
  • Improve understanding of nature conservation

Hong Kong Wetland Park

  • Explore the park’s history and background
  • Visit the exhibits to learn wetland’s ecosystem
  • Improve understanding of biodiversity

Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden

  • Understand Hong Kong’s agricultural history
  • Visit the exhibits to learn about local ecology
  • Improve understanding of habitat and ecosystem

Noah’s Ark

  • Understand very precious animals and insects
  • Visit the exhibits to learn about life, science, history, music, etc.
  • Improve understanding of nature conservation

Joyful Learning through Play

In 2000, the Education Commission issued “Learning for Life, Learning through Life: Reform Proposals for the Education System in Hong Kong”, which set out the goals of education for Hong Kong in the future: “To enable every person to attain all-round development in the domains of ethics, intellect, physique, social skills and aesthetics according to his/her own attributes so that he/she is capable of lifelong learning, critical and exploratory thinking, innovating and adapting to change.”

In line with the directions of the educational reform, Headstart Group has developed Joyful Learning through Play programme. The programme fully subscribes to the six domains and endeavours to be creative, fun, experiential.

Programme Objectives

  • Through balanced development to achieve the goal of whole-person education
  • Make use of real-life themes to bring interesting learning experiences
  • Conduct interactive activities to stimulate students’ motivation in learning
  • Select activities with abundant sensory stimulation to enhance students’ learning process