Pre-primary education

Pre-primary education nuotrauka

One of the most important stages in a child’s education is pre-primary education. For a child to develop into a creative personality and to reveal their talents, it is important to take targeted actions for the purpose of a positive personal development since early days. The lyceum aims at developing every child as an individual revealing the child’s abilities and improving them. The direction of the education chosen by the lyceum – engineering, targeted ICT education of pupils, STEAM – will allow developing not only educated citizens, but also creative children, who will be capable of original, effective and critical thinking. The pre-primary education is carried out in accordance with the General Pre-primary Education Curriculum approved by the Minister of Education and Science, as well as by integrating the world-renowned international Cambridge program. Pre-primary education is compulsory in Lithuania. A child starts a compulsory pre-primary education the calendar year when they reach the age of 6. Upon a decision of parents (guardians), pre-primary education can be started earlier, but not earlier than the age of 5.

 

The Vitlis Lyceum provides primary education in compliance with the state standards along with an engineering education. In Lyceum, the education is based on the principles of humanity, democracy and openness (change). Your child will not only gain knowledge in the fields of general sciences, but they will also be educated individually, taking into account the needs of every child.

 

Specialists of the Vitlis Lyceum will ensure a child’s well-rounded primary education.

In the Vitlis Lyceum, pre-primary and primary education are organized in accordance with the following provisions:

  • A belief in the best beginnings of a child. A support to children's meaningful ideas, joy over their achievements.
  • New information is presented in the context of a child’s life experience.
  • Learning is achieved by doing. Theoretical knowledge is given during and consolidated through practical activities.
  • A teacher and pupils are equal participants in the educational process.
  • The educational process is based on the knowledge of the physical, mental, social and cultural peculiarities of the pupils' age group.
  • The goal is for pupils to experience the joy of learning and discovering, the success of studying and activities.
  • Not only knowledge, abilities and values are included into the education, but also sensations, feelings and imagination.
  • Creative activities are prioritized. Pupils are involved in dynamic activities that stimulate the abilities to discover, experience and study.
  • Pupils are encouraged to act independently, to search and express their thoughts.

DIRECTIONS OF THE LYCEUM

  • ENGINEERING EDUCATION

    The Vitlis Lyceum complies with the Engineering Education Curriculum in the Special Education approved by the order of the Minister of Education and Science of the Republic of Lithuania on 8 August 2014.

     

    Taking into account the needs and abilities of pupils, the lyceum provides them with the opportunity to develop not only general, subject competencies, but also the engineering competence that aids in comprehending the steady alteration of the surrounding world, its issues and opportunities to contribute to the changes of the post-modern world.

     

    The engineering education (i.e. education based on the achievements of the engineering thought, engineering creativity, engineering science and engineering research practice) is based on the view that scientific, engineering and artistic creativity interacts synergetically in the modern culture, and it is the engine for the progress of a modern society.

     

    The aim of engineering lessons is for pupils:

     

    to recognize and monitor engineering products, processes, systems, to analyse engineering solutions, to understand their purpose and nature, to comprehend the importance of the engineering creativity and technological progress in human life, their links to the natural, social and cultural environment and to apply engineering knowledge and abilities for solving various real-life environmental, environmental protection and sustainable development issues;

     

    to explore the environment, raise questions and formulate hypotheses, to plan and perform consistent research, to summarize the acquired data, to assess their sufficiency and validity, to identify errors and correct inaccuracies and to formulate substantiated conclusions;

     

    to create and simulate engineering processes and systems, to operate freely in the field of new media and digital technologies, to apply scientific and technological knowledge and skills during the performance of interdisciplinary engineering projects;

     

    to analyse, master and apply methods of engineering creativity, simulation, prototype creation, project management and implementation, as well as problem solving and assessment skills; to develop the skills of taking practical actions in real-life situations and employ critical thinking by taking an interest in the development of modern technologies, as well as achievements of engineering thought and creativity.

  • STEAM
  • TARGETED DEVELOPMENT OF ICT COMPETENCIES IN PUPILS
  • LYCEUM VITLIS – AN ACCREDITED INTERNATIONAL CAMBRIDGE SCHOOL

A DAY OF A LYCEUM PUPIL

  • Welcoming of a pupil, preparation for activities

  • Formal education

     

    In grades 1-4, the lessons of the following subjects are carried out:

    Lithuanian, Mathematics, World’s in-sight, Economics and Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship, Arts, Engineering, IT Fundamentals, Sports, Foreign Language.

  • Informal Education

     

    Homework, creative workshops, project activities, field trips, child care.

    Afterschool programs of the informal education are organized in accordance with the interests of children: robotics, programming, chess, sporting activities, arts, art therapy, emotional intelligence development classes.

STUDYING MATERIALS

  • CHILDREN WILL BE STUDYING THROUGH MOVEMENT WITH INTERACTIVE “IMO” CUBES

    It is a new unique learning method, allowing creating a dynamic learning environment. The children learn through movement. The integration of movement into the learning process creates a more interesting learning environment, and involves a child more. The movement stimulates the brain and has a particularly positive impact on the child’s studying results. The use of learning through movement methodologies makes children calmer and more focused on the learning process. All this allows pursuing better studying results.

  • FIRST-GRADERS WILL PROGRAM WITH THE HELP OF A BLUE BOT

    An interesting new robot intended for youngest pupils. This colourful, easily controlled and friendly little robot will help pupils to learn programming, decryption and problem solving. Learning with Blue-Bot is incredibly fun!

  • CHILDREN CREATING WITH LEGO ROBOTS

    Pupils will cultivate their creative, strategic and logical abilities by working with an educational robot construction. By learning to connect a smart processor, motor, sensors and already world-famous LEGO parts, young inventors and future scientists can dive into the world of discovery and science by constructing a new scientific experiment, a new robot, a new discovery each time.