Our Teaching Approach
Overview of Curriculum
Bucket House Curriculum of structured and inquiry-based teaching using the Initiate, Explore, Inquire, Experiment (IEIE) method
Early Years Development Framework (EYDF) by Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA)
Nurturing Early Learners Framework (NEL) by Ministry of Education (MOE)
Bilingual Immersion (Mandarin as second language)
Bucket House believes in the IEIE method by having 6 weeks of structured learning (initiate and exploring) and 4 weeks of inquiry-based learning (inquire and experiment) in a term (10 weeks)
Week 1 - 6
The first 6 weeks of teaching include an array of teacher-led activities infused into predetermined units. The activities vary from concrete to abstract. In these 6 weeks, our educators play an improtant role in encouraging children to inquire and share their knowledge and interests. The information will be documented by our educators for each and every child.
Week 7 - 10
The last 4 weeks will be designed for children to have the autonomy to work on child-led projects that are of interest to them. Our educators will be playing the role of both a learner and facilitator during these 4 weeks. Such child-led projects allow children to explore, connect and express their thoughts, feelings and imaginings with a hundred languages.