English in Preschool

In Preschool, our youngest students are in their first year of scolarisation, or the process of becoming students. As educators, we focus primarily on helping our students gradually adapt to life in a classroom by supporting the development of social and emotional skills needed to interact confidently with trusted adults and other children. Social language is a key component, and the curriculum is designed to foster comfort with English as a means to connect to others, express feelings, needs, and to join group experiences. Introductory math and reading concepts are introduced through songs, games and stories, instilling a joy of learning. Above all, students develop the ability to listen to others, join in routines, interact positively with peers, and develop their natural curiosity.

English Preschool classes at LFSF include:

  • Bilingual story sharing
  • English stories and rhymes
  • Shared French and English classroom routines to structure thinking and the school experience
  • Sensory, Gross and Fine Motor Activities through play
  • Modeling and practicing asking, telling, sharing, helping, comforting and disagreeing

Oral Language Goals:

  • Speak with a single adult or child
  • Repeat new words
  • Understand class routines or 1-step directions
  • Sing songs or nursery rhymes with the group
  • Give simple descriptions
  • Use basic vocabulary for common actions and objects
  • Begin to speak clearly in sentences
  • Use the pronoun I
  • Understand and use simple prepositions
  • Recite counting order to 10

Pre-Reading Goals:

  • Understand the purpose of books
  • Recognize first name
  • Talk about a familiar story

Social-Emotional Goals:

  • Gradually increase attention and control of feelings and impulses
  • Try to understand other people’s feelings
  • Participate in group games and activities
  • Ask for help and try to help others
  • Develop trust with teachers and friendships with 1-2 peers
  • Express interest and enjoyment of age-appropriate class activities