Kindergarten
 




  KG Curriculum

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:

  1. Physical well-being and motor development
  2. Social and emotional development
  3. Approaches to learning
  4. Language development
  5. Knowledge acquisition and cognitive development.  

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.




  KG Areas of Learning

Areas of Learning:

English language Arts

 

Listening and Speaking

Read aloud

Writing

Poetry

Stories

Science

 

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

Visual Arts

 

Elements of Art

Sculpture

Looking and Talking about Works of Art

Music

Elements of Music

Listening and Understanding

Songs

Technology

 

Learns basic computer skills

Educational games through i-pads, interactive white boards etc..

 




  KG Facilities

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.  

  • Interactive Whiteboards:  All classrooms have interactive whiteboards to support the children's learning; these offer ways to support and consolidate day to day skills and allow access to the world outside through interactive websites.
  • Indoor Play Area: Our indoor play area features a range of activities, including wheeled vehicles, soft climbing walls, playground equipment and a fall free surface that keeps them fully occupied at break times.
  • Outdoor Play Area: Students also have access to a fully equiped outdoor playground and a range of activities such as water play, sand play, mark making and small world play. 
  • Indoor Role Play Village
  • Indoor Climbing Wall
  • Musical Movement
  • Organic Garden
  • Multi-sensory Room
  • Water-Play Area 
  • Library

 




  KG School Day

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.

 



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