SPIRAL Literacies Curriculum
The Cherie Hearts SPIRAL Literacies Curriculum, inspired by the New London Group academic theory of “Pedagogy of Multi-literacies” which addresses literacy pedagogy appropriate to our times, expands the focus of literacy beyond reading and writing such that children are more holistically developed – socially, emotionally, creatively, financially, computationally, cognizantly and discerningly.
Developed in-house, the SPIRAL Literacies Curriculum, equips children with critical 21st century skills for living and lifelong learning, essentially helping them to adapt to a rapidly changing globalised world where demographics and technological advancement drive the future. The skill sets taught include thinking skills, managing self, relating to others, and contributing to, not merely participating in society.
In line with the Cherie Hearts’ philosophy, five key components in SPIRAL enhance children’s holistic growth and ensure they experience personal success while developing a joy for learning.
Multi-literacy elements are weaved into the core curriculum which is delivered through a thematic approach, planned in progression over the various age levels from Playgroup to Kindergarten 2. This facilitates continuous learning because each lesson is built upon the previous lesson and the children’s prior knowledge. On top of this, designated time slots are dedicated to the delivery of each one of the five multi-literacies for the Nursery to Kindergarten 2 children, to address the multi-literacies in a more targeted manner.
Jump Start Years Programme
The Jump Start Years programme introduces children (aged 18 months – 3 years old) to a variety of enjoyable learning experiences that stimulate and build a strong foundation in the different developmental domains.
Bridging Years Programme
The Bridging Years programme enhances children’s learning (aged 4-6 years old) to a higher level, by introducing more complex, new and varied experiences that enhance children’s learning in the various developmental domains and prepare them for 21st century challenges.