Kindergarten - Curriculum

 

 

Kindergarten Learning Objectives

 

 

Children in kindergarten quickly gain confidence in their ability to learn from a range of resources including their teachers as well as peers, curriculum standards, resources and materials, and the library. Students take pride in the new skills they acquire. The classroom, as a social and learning community, provides opportunities for students to work cooperatively with others and monitor their own behavior in a group and seek and accept adult help when needed.
 
 
 
 

 

KG 1 Curriculum

 

The KG1 curriculum focuses on promoting discovery through inquiry. It builds upon the learning experiences of the playgroup years as well as the physical, cognitive and communication skills that the children have acquired. There is an introduction to integrated learning experiences through a project approach, with a focus on using play as a tool for purposeful acquisition of knowledge and skills.

 

ENGLISH

 

Our goal is to grow kindergarteners’ capacity to read, write, and communicate. Children will be systematically introduced to phonics and reading skills.

 

  •  *     Exposure to alphabet: letter names and sounds.
  •  *     Hold a pencil, marker, crayon correctly.
  •  *     Repeat simple nursery rhymes and  finger plays.
  •  *     Build new vocabularyConcepts of print: left to right direction, holding a book right-side-up.
  •  *     Build listening skills.
  •  *     Strengthen visual discrimination.
  •  *     Sequencing.

 

 

 

MATH

 

Our focus is teaching quantitative reasoning and problem solving skills in KG1. This curriculum will instill number awareness and provide exposure to early numeracy concepts.

 

Topics included are:

 

*     Numerals 1-10.

*     Counting objects to 10.

*     One-to-one correspondence of objects.

*     Sizes: small, medium, large.

*     Sorting by various attributes: color, shape, size.

.Shapes: square, rectangle, circle, triangle     *

*     Matching: symbols, shapes, patterns, etc.

*     Same and Different.

*     More, Less, Same.

 

 

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE

 

Learning GK is an active process that students perform not only through hands-on activities but also through ‘minds-on’ activities. Using an inquiry process students observe, describe objects and events, ask questions, acquire knowledge, construct explanations of natural phenomena, test those explanations and communicate their ideas to others. GK learning involves students inquiry oriented investigations in which interaction with teachers and peers is encouraged.

The topics studied include:

Parts of the body, Fruits, Colors, Vegetables and Animals , etc.

 

 

 

CREATIVE ARTS

 

Guiding kindergarteners in authentic art experiences to become budding masters of the arts learning is our primary goal.

The students are able to: 

 

*     Explore a variety of art processes: painting, drawing, collage, etc.

*     Use a variety of art materials: crayons, watercolor paint, colored pencils, markers, clay.

*     Experiment with mixing paint colors. 

*     Measure and mix ingredients in cooking activities.

                         

                                   

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

 

Kindergarten students have physical education for 45 minutes, per week. Motor skills, positive attitudes and appreciation are developed using:-

 

*     General and personal space awareness.

*     Balls, hoops, ropes, climbing apparatus/                                                               

*     Cooperative games.

*     Vigorous activitie.

*     Traveling, chasing, fleeing and dodging with controlled movements in general space. Activities include locomotor skills, starting and stopping with control, movement while changing directions, avoiding obstacles, recognition of boundaries, levels and pathways.

 

 

 

ARABIC 

 

 

 

*        إنماء المحصول اللغوي عند الأطفال ومساعدتهم علي التعبير اللفظي السليم.

 

*        إعداد الطفل للكتابة وتمكينه من التحكم في القلم من خلال تلوين الصور وتتبع الخطوط بالقلم.

 

*        تنمية معلومات الطفل وإثرائها من خلال مجموعة من القصص المنتقاه لهذا السن.

 

*       التعرف علي أشكال الحروف.

 

*       إكساب الطفل العديد من المهارات العقلية والمعرفية من خلال بعض المفاهيم التي يتم تقديمها للأطفال.

 

*       تهيئة الطفل للمراحل التالية من التعليم في رياض الأطفال من خلال الإعتياد بهدوء علي الروتين المدرسي.

 

*     إنماء عضلات الطفل الدقيقة من خلال مجموعة من الأنشطة الفنية.

 

 

 

KG2  Curriculum

 

Our curriculum nurtures and fulfils children’s natural curiosities by facilitating acquisition of knowledge and skills through an inquiry approach. The children conduct negotiated projects and express their learning through various schemas such as creative writing and art. There is also emphasis on language proficiency and math, both as outcomes as well as tools for learning. This curriculum meets children’s needs for academic capabilities and school readiness.

 

ENGLISH

 

*     Our goal is to grow kindergarteners’ capacity to read, write, and communicate.  

*     Demonstrates basic concepts of print.

*     Names most upper- and lower-case letters in random order.

*     Identifies letter sounds associated with most of the alphabet.

*     Identifies story elements.

*     Writes first name correctly.

*     Writes upper- and lower-case letters from memory in random order.

*     Spells words on the basis of sounds.

 

 

 

MATH

Our main aim is to build mathematical skills to help preschoolers solve everyday problems. Topics studied are :

 

*     Numerals 1-30.

*     Counting objects to 20.

*     Recognition of shapes.

*     Sorting, matching, classifying.

*     One-to-one correspondence.

*     Sequencing, ordering and patterning.

*     Comparing by shape, size, weight, length, and height.

*     Understands the concepts of addition.

 

SCIENCE

 

We here at OIS, encouraging Kindergarteners’ curiosity and inquisitive approach to science by helping them to experience the world through gardening, and other explorations.

 

*     Observe Weather.

*     Observe Fruits & Vegetables.

*     Measure and mix ingredients in cooking activities.

*     Make observational drawings and dictation.

*     Explore the world with the five senses.

*     Investigate animals, the homes they live in, the food they eat.

 

 

 

CREATIVE ARTS

 

The students at Kindergarten develop appreciation of the arts through self-expression. They also learn to work with various tools, processes and media. They learn to make choices that enhance the communication of their ideas. Students attain the skills to make critical judgments as they develop aesthetic perception by interacting with works of art and becoming knowledgeable about world culture. Identify and draw different kinds of lines (straight, curved, angular, broad and narrow).

 

They learn to:

 

*     Draw close lines to create shapes.

*     Identify and draw basic geometric shapes.

*     Identify primary and secondary colors and black and white.

*     Identify light and dark colors.

*     Be aware of various types of textures.

*     Combine shapes to make larger shapes

*     Apply and describe lines in works of art.

*     Measure and mix ingredients in cooking activities.

 

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

 

Kindergarten students have physical education for 45minutes per week. Motor skills, positive attitudes and appreciation are developed using:-

 

*     General and personal space awareness.

*     Balls, hoops, ropes, climbing apparatus.                                                             

*     Cooperative games.

*     Water safety and swimming skills.

*     Vigorous activities.

 

 

TECHNOLOGY

 

At OIS, KG Technology program provides basic computer skills. Students learn the basics of maneuvering the computer’s many applications while developing basic motor skills such as mouse control and keyboard usage.

 Computer Basics such as; identifying computer parts and vocabulary, mouse control, finding and opening applications, parts of the keyboard, etc. are taught. 

 

 

ARABIC 

 

 

 

*        إعداد الطفل للكتابة و تنمية قدرته علي التحكم في القلم من خلال كتابة الحروف وتلوين الصور.

 

*       التعرف علي شكل الحرف وكذلك طريقة كتابته وتمييزه من بين الحروف.

 

*       نطق الحرف بطريقة صحيحة وتمييز صوته في كل كلمة يوجد بها والتعرف علي مخارج الحروف.

 

*       التعرف علي الحروف من خلال ارتباط الطفل ببيئته والتعرف علي ما بها من حيوانات ... طيور ... فاكهة ... خضار ...

 

*       تنمية معلومات الطفل و إثراءها.

 

*       إنماء المحصول اللغوي للطفل ومساعدته علي التعبير اللفظي السليم من خلال التعبير عن نفسه وعما يراه و يشعر به.

 

*       التنمية الشاملة لقدرات الطفل العقلية والفكرية والمعرفية والملاحظة الدقيقة من خلال التدريبات التي وضعت مع كل حرف.

 

 

KG3  Curriculum

 

Children acquired their knowledge in kindergarten through direct sensory encounters with the world as well as through teacher-directed learning. Our curriculum responds to the differing learning and developmental needs of young children. Early childhood is a period of rapid mental growth and development, and children seek out the stimuli they need to nourish their developing mental abilities. Consequently, our program provides a variety of direct learning experiences. Young children need a sound base of experiences that will be essential for later learning, a strong sense of self-esteem, and excitement and curiosity for learning.

 Our program is based on the ways children learn best. Children are encouraged to explore, manipulate, create, and construct things in their environment. The cognitive and social development of children is best encouraged through collaboration with others, discussion, discovery of the “how” and “why” of actions, and developing personal meaning through the application of what is learned. Spontaneous play, either alone or with other children, is a natural way for young children to learn to interact with one another and to understand their environment; play is valued and supported in our section.

 

 

 Academic Overview

                           

 Kindergarten Section covers nursery, pre-kindergarten and kindergarten. There are two teachers per classroom: a head teacher and an assistant teacher. The maximum class size is 26 for each kindergarten class. We strive to maintain a relative balance of girls and boys in each class.      

     

      

ENGLISH

 

The overall aim of the English curriculum is to enable students to develop skills in English that meet with requirements for further or higher studies and that allows them to interact efficiently and effectively in an environment where English is the medium of communication or instruction. The curriculum focuses largely on achieving skilled and functional outcomes for students. It integrates the four skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing.

The reading curriculum demonstrates phonemic awareness and identifying sounds in multiple syllable words. It also demonstrates vocabulary skills through using new words from reading when writing and speaking and spelling words correctly.

The writing curriculum exhibits the use of words, or simple sentences. It also exhibits the correct usage of punctuation and capitalization, as well as proper letter formation. 

                                                                    

MATH

 

The math standards have a number of features that can inform an international benchmarking for the development of mathematic standards. By the end of kindergarten students understand small numbers and simple shapes in their everyday involvement. They count, compare, describe and sort objects and develop a sense of properties and patterns. It also includes number sense, algebra and measurements.

 

 

SCIENCE

 

Science standard have been developed that are rich in contents and practice, arranged in a coherent manner across disciplines and grades to provide all students an internationally benchmarked science education.

The science curriculum includes physical sciences, life sciences, earth sciences, investigation and experimentation.

 

 

ART

 

 Art is integrated throughout the curriculum to develop fine motor skills, inquiry skills, basic concepts of shape, color and texture, self-esteem and creativity. The children acquire from experimenting and creating art helps to establish skills in science, math, reading and writing.  It becomes a building block for future academic achievement.

The School Art activities are designed to give kids the opportunity to explore their interests, ideas and a range of art materials more in depth.

 In each workshop we will be working on a different series of creative projects. Collaborative and individual work is encouraged! 

Your children will be learning to use many different types of materials in the art room from paint to paper activities through encourages imagination, exploration, problem-solving, cooperation, good craftsmanship and more

Art is truly one of the things that make life worthwhile. Use new eyes to look at the world. Look, and look again. See more before you and consider how we are all connected. At the end of the day, I hope you see beauty all around you.

  


ARABIC 

 

*        التعرف علي الحروف بأصواتها الثلاث (الفتحة و الكسرة و الضمة) من خلال مجموعة من الكلمات التي تعبر عنها مع إرتباط الطفل ببيئتة و التعرف علي ما بها من حيوانات . طيور . فاكهة ..خضار .

 

*        التعرف علي قراءة الكلمات التي تعبر عن أصوات الحرف الثلاث مع التركيز علي نطقها بطريقة سليمة ليسمعها الطفل وينطقها ويعرف مخارج الحروف ويميز بين أصواتها.

 

*       التفريق بين أصوات الحروف المتشابهة ومعرفة طريقة نطقها بطريقة جيدة مما يجعله يتعرف علي الحروف بسهولة ويسر.

 

*       كتابة الكلمات ومعرفة شكل الحرف في أول و وسط و آخر الكلمة.

 

*       تنمية قدرات الطفل العقلية والمعرفية و الفكرية و الملاحظة الدقيقة من خلال التدريبات الموجودة و المتنوعة من الأسهل إلي الأصعب.

 

*       تنمية معلومات الطفل وإثراء لغته من خلال البطاقات الموجودة بين الحروف علي مستوي الكتاب.

 

*      إنماء الحصيلة اللغوية للطفل ومساعدته علي التعبير عن نفسه.


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