IEYC, Music Curriculum, STEAM, Sports and Greenery
International Early Years Curriculum (IEYC)
The International Early Years Curriculum (IEYC) is a new research-based curriculum recognizing global best practice in early childhood education and the developmental needs of 2-5 years old. It supports key areas of learning through holistic enquiry and play-based approaches encompassing all curriculum areas including personal, social and emotional development. The IEYC process of learning captures children’s natural curiosity as a starting point and within the proper environment balances child-initiated and teacher-guided learning.
The IEYC was developed based on eight learning principles:
The eight Personal Goals include enquiry, resilience, morality (principled), communication, thoughtfulness, cooperation, respect and adaptability.
UCM Music Curriculum
UCM seeks to provide young learners with quality music training to enhance their personal development, enrich their learning experience and actualize their potentials. Our music curriculum is divided into 4 classes: Eurythmic (Musical Sense), Music Appreciation and Composition, Choral Singing and Instrumental Learning.
As interactive musical experiences and the playing of musical instruments involve hearing, movement, touch, emotions, creativity and spatial reasoning, studies show that starting music training at a young age lead to better brain development and enhance multisensory integration. Apart from the cognitive benefits of music training, learning music also reaps emotional and interpersonal benefits as it helps channel emotions, reduce stress and strengthen bonds with others.
The rich music education can enable children to grow happily and confidently.
UCM believes children’s curiosity in exploring seeds their natural motivation in STEAM education (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics). UCM is proud to equip the STEAM laboratory and learning studios with the cutting-edge technology including artificial intelligence robotic arms, 3D printers, laser modelers, etc. UCM learners will be immersed with the hands-on learning experience in coding, programming, creating and experimenting.
UCM students will enjoy the endless excitement of Visually Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) tools that bring them interactive experience of a real-world environment, which enriches their life experience. UCM learners are indulged by our fun and professionally designed learning environment, including interactive floor mats, bricks walls, marble mechanics, etc. Unknowingly happily, they will develop high level thinking, problem solving, fine motor skills and gross motor skills.
UCM believes that sports can bring out the vitality in our community, cultivating the children's physical and mental abilities. By involving them with sports, UCM not only emphasizes an activity of fellowship and camaraderie, but also nurtures young learners with healthy and active lifestyles. Sports allow young learners to work together in spirit and exercise key values in life such as teamwork, determination, perseverance, commitment and more, all whilst promoting health, energy and joy. Carrying out activities with others in teams is a wonderful form of fellowship and a fundamental pillar in the Christian faith.
Here at UCM, we highlight three sports in particular – fencing, lacrosse and golf and UCM equips the facilities required for young learners to flourish in such opportunities.
UCM campus is indoor with tremendous opportunity to introduce the wonders of nature. The plants inside UCM will spark UCM learners’ imagination. “Garden of Eden” is one of the iconic learning studios which is specially designed for our young learners to enjoy godly made floral environment inside the campus. “Green Monday” is a regular UCM school activity which encourages a healthier balanced diet among our learners and their families.