LYS Academy is committed to providing learning opportunities that enrich and foster the academic development of our students. The school syllabus is a blend of British and Nigerian curricular, using Montessori Method of nurturing children. We value not only academic success but also encourage talents of all kinds. Thus, we encourage and guide students to give their best effort in pursuing excellence within a caring, child-centered and supportive learning environment. We are committed in seeing our students succeed and our aim is to build leaders who will blase the trail in the world.
A child at LYS School obtains world standard, first class education which fosters a firm foundation for future learning. Top priority is placed on seeing children learn things, the right way in the right environment.
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LYS School begins with the PreSchool Program. We follow the Montessori scheme which establishes the basis for excellence in literacy, mathematics, science, Sensorial, Language, Cultural work and so on.
This area of the curriculum is designed to invite the young learner to act and work on real life tasks that foster independence, coordination, order and concentration. It is an essence the doorway to the Montessori curriculum. This is the area where the child may first choose independent work.
Dr. Montessori saw the senses are the “doorway to the mind.” She considered sensory and manipulation not only as an aid to the development of maturing sense organs but a starting point for the intellectual growth. this exercise makes children better prepared for future learning in math, language, sciences and making sense of life’s experiences and information in general.
The central purpose of the Math materials in the early years is to lay the foundation for later cognitive development and to prepare for the gradual transition to abstract thinking. Montessori students use hands-on learning materials that make abstract concepts clear and concise.
Development is a concern of the entire Montessori classroom. in the language area you will find a large variety of reading materials, including materials for phonetic analysis, word attack skills as well as materials for the refinement of motor control for writing.
In the Montessori method, writing precedes reading as the children explore the drawing and forming letters. the process of learning how to read should be a painless and simple as learning how to speak. The child begins by exploring the sounds that compose words and by relating them to the letters of the alphabet. He can soon produce words and sentences free of all other mechanical difficulties. In the meantime he trains his hand to become precise and sure for the writing movements.
Reading is prepared indirectly from writing. The child starts from what he knows about the letters and the sounds. Then we give him the key to read all the words he can encounter. Reading skills normally develop so smoothly in Montessori classrooms that students tend to exhibit a sudden “reading explosion” which leaves the children and their families beaming with pride. Children learn best by touch and manipulation, not by repeating what they are told.
Science is an integral element of the Montessori curriculum. Among other things, it represents a way of life: a clear thing approach to gathering information ad problem solving. The scope of the Montessori science curriculum includes a sound introduction to botany, zoology, chemistry, physics, geology and astronomy. The Montessori approach to science cultivates children’s fascination with the universe and helps them develop a lifelong interest in observing nature and discovering more about the world in which we live.
Our teachers introduce history and geography as early as age three. The youngest student work with specially designed maps and begin to learn the names of the world’s continents and countries. The learn to treasure the richness of their own cultural heritage and those of their friends. Music and movement education will also be important parts of the curriculum as well as the Arts. They offer children ways to express themselves, their feelings, experience and ideas Montessori schools are very interesting.
It’s never too early to introduce the child to language. Children are most sensitive to language acquisition between the ages of birth to 6 years. The children in the French class will be taught the language and would also go on field visits where they will be required to use the language. Parents are encouraged to learn with their kids or surround the kids with people who speak the language so as to reinforce the Kid’s learning.
The guiding principle of the club is the firm belief that every individual has the innate ability to optimize him/herself if given the opportunity to do so in the right environment. By laying emphasis on the development of self-confidence, social skills, problem-solving techniques and a willingness to attempt new challenges, our child-oriented strategies enable to serve the child, helping him/her achieve their potentials academically and socially.