Our Curriculum

At Rothewood Academy, our enriched curriculum was created by examining international best practices and is refined with the latest research in behavioural and developmental sciences and psychology. The Rothewood curriculum is carefully designed with the understanding that each child is unique and learning is geared to provide your child with world class individualized early learning and the opportunity to play with other children of the same age and intellectual level. As a result, we provide our students with engaging learning experiences aimed at building and enhancing their skills in all developmental areas. Our goal is to create a total learning environment where all the children at the Rothewood Academy experience success.

  • Reading

  • Writing

  • Math Language

  • Second Language

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Scholars

As a part of our emergent literacy program your child will begin to understand that writing is a form of communication and their marks on paper convey a message.  Reading and writing develop simultaneously and are interrelated.

Reading & Writing
The Rothewood reading and writing program introduces 42 main letter sounds, followed up with activity sheets and games for reading and spelling.  Each letter is taught with a story and related actions for the children to perform. This multi-sensory approach is a very effective way of teaching for all learning styles.  At Rothewood we like to encourage our parents to take part in their child’s learning journey through our Take Home Reading Program. 

  • Science

  • Technology

  • Engineering

  • Math

  • Outdoor Nature Program

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Innovation

Young children are naturally curious. They wonder what things are called, how they work, and why things happen. The foundations of our Innovation pillar lie in inquiry and exploration – – these are the tools of active learning. Fostering you child’s sense of curiosity about the natural world around them can promote a lifelong interest in it.

Mathematics
The Rothewood Mathematics Program teaches your child a variety of math concepts such as how to quantify numbers, using them for addition, subtraction, division, and, in the higher classes, multiplication. Other tools used to teach math to the children are time, age, addresses, phone numbers, cooking and measurement. Through fun activities and exploration our students will grasp an important skill that they will take with them into their Elementary years.

STEM
STEM is a way of thinking about how educators at all levels—including parents—should be helping students integrate knowledge across disciplines, encouraging them to think in a more connected and holistic way. At Rothewood we also blend math and science to make learning interdisciplinary using a STEM approach. The learning becomes more relevant when our students go outside to explore nature. By asking the right questions, our Teachers can help stimulate investigations where students are identifying objects, making comparisons, making predictions, testing ideas, and sharing discoveries, all while observing their natural environment. Students can also explore sizes, shapes, patterns, and quantities in the process. In this way, children can learn concepts from different disciplines in different contexts, all in ways that are naturally engaging to them.

Outdoor Nature Program
Research has shown that a child’s sense of creativity, confidence, independence and tolerance thrives naturally in an outdoor setting. Free, non-associated play differs from what children do indoors. This type of free play has been found to develop children’s motor skills and allows them to make decisions and solve problems, thanks to the more variable and less-structured outdoor environment.

We provide our students with an opportunity to connect to the natural environment in a safe and enjoyable way. We view children as imaginative, resourceful, and inquisitive beings who are most comfortable in a natural setting. Students are encouraged to engage in activities that interest them, while our educators act as facilitators in the natural learning process.

  • World Music

  • Visual Arts

  • Creative Play/Drama

  • Yoga

  • Dance

  • Healthy Chefs

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Inspiration

Creative expression is encouraged and developed at Rothewood Academy. We believe that it is important to foster a positive approach to the arts, and what better place to do that than right here at school. Children should be taught to enjoy the creative process just as much, if not more, than the results that they achieve. In doing so, their senses are sharpened and they respond to this heightened awareness with an abundance of ideas.

Creative Play & Drama
Involvement in dramatic activities is a way of bringing out what is inside. Drama encompasses many forms of creative expressions and deals with the process of acting out, or the playing of a role, in an imaginary situation. Drama is integrated into a variety of subject areas to enhance student learning, enhance presentation skills and spark creativity and self-expression.

Visual Arts
Students at Rothewood are given the opportunity to explore and create with a variety of artistic mediums. Students develop their creativity, spatial awareness and fine motor skills through drawing, painting, collage, sculpting and mixed media. Our visual arts activities often correspond to curriculum areas to help students broaden their understanding of the material and appeal to visual and hands-on learners.

Healthy Chef’s
A fun and exciting way to introduce your child to creating their own snack or meal. Our Chef will visit each of our classrooms children will get to experience the fun of creating meals which can help build their self-confidence and lay the foundation for healthy eating habits. Your child will learn the joys of baking and creating something they get to enjoy with their friends.

World Music Program
The Rothewood World Music Program introduces your child to various sounds through an exploration of instruments from around the world. Our teachers sing songs, initiate finger plays and teach various movements to the children. They also incorporate props such as small instruments, drums, scarves and other unique items into their musical presentations.

  • Cultural Immersion

  • Contribution

  • Citizenship

  • Leadership

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Helping Hands

At Rothewood our students learn about different cultures the community and world around them. Our students learn empathy through thinking of ways they can help others. Our student will learn leadership and team building skills. Students are encouraged to voice what they feel is important to them. At Rothewood we are strong believers in Helping Hands.