Owls – This is the older group in Olari and caters to children from 5 years until preschool. Like in all other groups in this group too our day to day activities are inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach. However we specifically follow the preschool curriculum in this setting.The layout of the setting has been planned, keeping this age group in mind. The children get opportunities for group or individual work as well as quiet space for reflection. Art, craft, music and drama are all encouraged to promote children’s self expression.
Throughout the year the children do different projects, undertake trips and do structured sessions to explore different topics of their choice. Abacus & Jolly phonics sessions are done regularly to promote the development of math & literacy. ICT sessions are also done regularly by the children. Independence is encouraged among children and they regularly enjoy helping adults with activities like snack preparation. The emphasis is on building skills that will be important as children approach school.