Parents choosing to send their child to our school do so in the knowledge that we are well established having unrivalled facilities compared to other Pre-Schools in Saudi Arabia and offer a high standard of education.
We plan activities and experiences which will encourage and support all children, based on the framework. There are seven areas of learning and development that must shape educational program.
Reading: children read and understand simple sentences. They use phonic knowledge to decode regular works and read them aloud accurately. They also read some common irregular words. They demonstrate understanding when talking with others what they have read.
Writing: children use their phonic knowledge to write words in ways which match their spoken sounds. They also write some irregular common words. They write simple sentences which can be read by themselves and others. Some words are spelt correctly and others are phonetically plausible.
Moving and handling: children show good control and co-ordination in large and small movements. They move confidently in a range of ways, safely negotiating space. They handle equipment and tools effectively, including pencils for writing.
Health and self -care: children know the importance for good health of physical exercise, and a healthy diet, and talk about ways to keep healthy and safe. They manage their own basic hygiene and personal needs successfully, including dressing and going to the toilet independently.
PERSONAL, SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Self-confidence and self-awareness: children are confident to try new activities, and say why they like some activities more than others. They are confident to speak in a familiar group, will talk about their ideas, and will choose the resources they need for their chosen activities. They say when they do or don’t need help.
Managing feelings and behavior children talk about how they and others show feeling, talk about their own and others behavior and it’s consequences, and know that some behavior is unacceptable. They work as part of a group or class, and understand and follow the rules. They adjust their behavior to different situations, and take changes of routine in their stride.
Making relationships: children play co-operatively, taking turns with others. They take account of one another’s ideas about how to organize their activity. They show sensitivity to others needs and feelings and form positive relationships with adults and other children.
COMMUNICATION AND LANGUAGE
Listening and attention: children listen attentively in a range of situations. They listen to stories, accurately anticipating key events and respond to what they hear with relative comments, questions or actions. They give their attention to what others say and respond appropriately, while engaged in another activity.
Understanding: children follow instructions involving several ideas or actions. They answer ‘how and ‘why questions about their experiences and in response to stories and events.
Speaking: children express themselves effectively, showing awareness of listeners needs. They use past, present and future forms accurately when talking about events that have happened or are to happen in the future. They develop their own narratives and explanations by connecting ideas or events.
Mathematics: involves providing children with opportunities to develop and improve their skills in counting, understanding and using numbers, calculating simple addition and subtraction problems; and to describe shapes, spaces and measures.
Arabic Language: Will be taught for Kindergarten once per week and Islamic Studies once per week. For Kindergarten Two and Kindergarten Three Arabic Language will be taught every day except Thursday as the children will be taught Islamic Studies on this day.
UNDERSTANDING THE WORLD
- People and communities
- The world
- Exploring and using media and materials
- Being imaginative
Children talk about past and present events in their own lives and in the lives of family members. They know that other children don’t always enjoy the same things, and are sensitive to this. They know about similarities and differences between themselves and others, and among families, communities and traditions.
Children know about similarities and differences in relation to places, objects, materials and living things. They talk about the features of their own immediate environment and how environments might vary from one to another. They make observations of animals and plants and explain why some things occur, and talk about changes.
Children recognize that a range of technology is used in places such as homes and schools. They select and use technology for particular purposes.
Children sing songs, make music and dance, and experiment with ways of changing them. They safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with color-, design, texture, form and function.
Children use what they have learnt about media and materials in original waves, thinking about uses and purposes. They represent their own ideas, thoughts and feelings through design and technology, art, music, dance, role play and stories. We observe children’s play, learning and progress and record them in each child’s portfolio. Parents are invited to look at their child’s portfolio regularly and if they so wish are invited to add comments, observations or photos of their progress.
Children are expected to read at home.
Extension and reinforcement work may be sent home.
Homework will reinforce activities in the classroom.
During the year children will be introduced to simple Spelling Tests based on our phonic work. A list of spellings will be sent home on a weekly basis with guidelines on how best to help your child.