Curriculum

Pre4 Curriculum Overview

The English and Arabic Pre4 programs consist of integrated, hands-on, learning-through-play curriculums, focused on concept-based learning, taught through real-world connected units. The aim is to simultaneously contribute to the development of the whole-child, in both languages, through authentic learning experiences and developmentally appropriate educational activities.  The teacher is there as a facilitator and guide to provide, and support students through, rich learning opportunities. The focus is on HOW students learn in order to support individual student progress. Students are provided a variety of learning experiences through whole group, and small group, learning activities and different center activities to ensure all learning styles and interests are engaged.

Students learn through well-thought out units of study, which begin with what they know best (themselves). The integrated English and Arabic units of study are:

  • All About Me
  • My Community
  • The Natural World

Within these units of study different themes and concepts are explored.

Across all disciplines are core approaches to learning, which include social skills, self-management skills and attitudes to learning.

Pre4 English Language / Literacy Overview

The learning outcomes for the year include:

Oral Language: Listening and Speaking

  • Listen in small or large groups for increasing periods of time
  • Listen to and responds to stories, poems, rhymes, songs, instructions, questions and explanations
  • Ask questions and gives appropriate answers
  • Use language to address their needs, express feelings and opinions

Reading

  • Participate in shared reading and read-aloud situations
  • Understand that print has meaning
  • Select favorite texts for enjoyment
  • Identify letter names and their corresponding sounds
  • Recognize a basic list of sight words

Writing

  • Experiments with print
  • Completes pre-writing / tracking activities
  • Recognize AND write own name
  • Create age appropriate illustrations to match own written text
  • Develop fine motor skills
  • Attempt to form letters conventionally and legibly and begin to use trial spelling

Pre4 Numeracy Overview

The learning outcomes for the year include:

  • Connects names, numerals and quantities
  • Has 1:1 correspondence
  • Uses materials during play situations to model authentic problems
  • Sorts objects by attributes
  • Can sequence order
  • Uses materials during play situations to model authentic problems
  • Sorts objects by attributes
  • Understands position words
  • Continues and creates simple patterns
  • Explains own reasoning

Pre4 Science Overview

The learning outcomes for the year include:

  • Children need to participate in hands-on experiments and activities
  • Observe and describe what they are studying using drawings and oral language

Pre4 Specialists

As we view the child as a whole, all subjects are taught with an integrated approach, however we are fortunate to have specialist teachers who, together with the Pre4 teachers, teach Art, Music and Physical Education (PE).

Pre4 Assessment and Reporting to Parents Overview

Assessment in Pre4 is continuous and on-going. In order for assessment to be valuable it must be authentic and developmentally appropriate. It’s aim and purpose is to meet the child at the point of need, identify their progress and then inform both parents and students about the next steps for future learning. Assessment is done through a variety of best practice techniques, which include: observational notes, rubrics, portfolio and reflection pieces, self-assessment, one-on-one assessments and performance based assessment tasks.

Pre4 Unit 1 scope and sequence
Pre4 Unit 2 scope and sequence
Pre4 Unit 3 scope and sequence

KG Curriculum Overview

The English and Arabic KG programs consist of integrated, hands-on, learning-through-play curriculums, focused on concept-based learning, taught through real-world connected units. The aim is to simultaneously contribute to the development of the whole-child, in both languages, through authentic learning experiences and developmentally appropriate educational activities.  The teacher is there as a facilitator and guide to provide, and support students through, rich learning opportunities. The focus is on HOW students learn in order and to support individual student progress. Students are provided a variety of learning experiences through whole group, and small group, learning activities and different center activities to ensure all learning styles and interests are engaged. 

Students learn through well-thought out units of study, which begin with what they know best (themselves). The integrated English and Arabic units of study are:

  • All About Me
  • My Community
  • The Natural World

Within these units of study, different themes and concepts are explored.

Across all disciplines are core approaches to learning which include social skill, self-management skills and attitudes to learning.

KG English Language Overview

The learning outcomes for the year include:

Oral Language: Listening and Speaking

  • Listen attentively and considerately in small and large group situations
  • Listen to, understand and follow instructions
  • Express their feelings, thoughts and ideas and opinions
  • Ask questions and gives appropriate answers

Reading

  • Participate in shared reading and read-aloud situations
  • Understand that print has meaning
  • Select favorite texts for enjoyment
  • Identify letter names and their corresponding sounds
  • Use developing letter knowledge to sound out unfamiliar words
  • Instantly recognize an increasing bank of high-frequency words
  • Read simple, familiar texts aloud
  • Use a variety of strategies to make meaning of text
  • Participate in shared, paired and group reading and read-along sessions
  • Respond appropriately to a variety of texts

Writing

  • Write using correct letter formation within the given lines
  • Use conventional pencil grip
  • Connect written codes with the sounds of spoken language and reflect this understanding when recording ideas through trial spelling
  • Write simple sentences
  • Read back their own writing
  • Show a positive attitude to writing
  • Create age appropriate illustrations to match their own written text
  • Write for an audience using different forms, eg: creative writing, letters, lists

KG Numeracy Overview

The learning outcomes for the year include:

  • Connect names, numerals and quantities
  • Readily count numbers in sequences
  • Continue patterns
  • Compare the length of objects
  • Use materials to model authentic problems
  • Sort objects, create patterns
  • Use familiar counting sequences to solve unfamiliar problems
  • Discuss the reasonableness of anthe answer
  • Explain comparisons of quantities
  • Complete addition and subtraction sums
  • Explain processes for indirect comparison of length
  • Learn about time and quantities of time

KG Science Overview

The learning outcomes for the year include:

  • Participate in hands-on experiments and activities
  • Observe and describe what they are studying using drawings and oral language
  • Gain knowledge about our themes
  • Use senses to describe observable properties of familiar materials

KG Specialists

As we view the child as a whole, all subjects are taught with an integrated approach, however we are fortunate to have specialist teachers who teach Art, Music and Physical Education (PE).

KG Assessment and Reporting to Parents Overview

Assessment in KG is continuous and on-going. In order for assessment to be valuable it must be  authentic and developmentally appropriate. It’s aim and purpose is to meet the child at the point of need, identify their progress and then inform both parents and students about the next steps for future learning. Assessment is done through a variety of best practice techniques, which include : observational notes, rubrics, portfolio and reflection pieces, self-assessment, one-on-one assessments and performance based assessment tasks.

KG Unit 1 scope and sequence
KG Unit 2 scope and sequence
KG Unit 3 scope and sequence
KG Math Unit 1 scope and sequence
KG Math Unit 2 scope and sequence
KG Math Unit 3 scope and sequence
KG Science Unit 1 scope and sequence
KG Science Unit 2 scope and sequence
KG Science Unit 3 scope and sequence