Children start KG 1 in September after their third birthday. Kindergarten stage is a two year program.
Kindergarten Curriculum follows the US Common Core State Standards and Core Knowledge Sequence. The idea behind Core Knowledge is simple and powerful: Knowledge builds on knowledge. The more you know, the more you learn.
The Core Knowledge Preschool Sequence in KG1 is based around five areas of learning:
In KG 2 there are many cross curricular connections to history and Science topics within the Language Arts (e.g. poems, stories, and sayings) as well as to visual arts and music.
The emphasis throughout the Kindergarten Stage is on engaging the children in first-hand learning experiences with a very strong emphasis on play and early communication skills. There is an emphasis on developing the children's independence throughout all aspects of the curriculum. Role play is used as a way of developing the children's expressive language skills; role play areas change regularly in classrooms and central areas.
Parents are actively encouraged to support their children's development through reading and home/school linked phonic and letter formation activities.
Areas of Learning:
English language Arts
Listening and Speaking
Plants and Plant Growth
Animals and Their Needs
The Human Body
Introduction to Magnetism
Seasons and Weather
Taking Care of the Earth
History and Geography
Geography: Spatial Sense
An Overview of Seven Continents
UAE culture and heritage
Elements of Art
Looking and Talking about Works of Art
Elements of Music
Listening and Understanding
Learns basic computer skills
Educational games through i-pads, interactive white boards etc..
Our learning environments are well resourced and maintained to provide students with a range of multi-sensory activities. There is a full time helper in every class who adds valuable support to all students.
The school day begins at 7.45 am when pupils are welcomed into class in preparation for a 7.50am start.
Kindergarten has one forty-minute break. The children get the opportunity to play and eat their packed lunch indoors. Kindergarten children spend an increased amount of time outdoors during the cooler months with art, physical, creative, mathematical and language tasks and resources available outside!
Kindergarteners finish school at 12:30 pm and parents are invited to collect their children from the classroom.