As the first five years of children’s life play a significant role in shaping their future development, our KG department aims to create a balanced educational experience by ensuring that our curriculum, teaching, learning and assessment are aligned. This helps students to develop their knowledge, understanding and skills throughout our programme by preparing students for their next stage in education. Our KG department is dedicated to fostering well-rounded development during the critical early years of a child's life.
Aligned curriculum, teaching methodologies, learning experiences, and assessments form the foundation of our KG programme. By integrating these elements, our aim is to ensure a balanced educational experience that facilitates knowledge acquisition, understanding, and skill development, effectively preparing students for the subsequent stages of their education. The KG department comprises three levels: Pre (ages 3-4), KG1 (ages 4-5), and KG2 (ages 5-6).
Creating a unique and cohesive student experience is a valuable educational objective. Our KG department is committed to designing curriculum strategies that build upon previously acquired knowledge and skills, ensuring that student learning remains connected and progressive as they transition from one year to the next.
The KG curriculum places equal importance on the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive domains, providing a stimulating blend of learning and play. Recognizing the significance of this developmental stage, our KG section embraces diverse learning approaches and offers a rich environment where children engage in hands-on activities, play-based learning, and social interactions through exploration.
Fine and Gross Motor Skills
To develop fine and gross motor skills, KG classrooms incorporate arts and crafts, puzzles, and other activities that require precise hand-eye coordination. By engaging in activities such as holding pencils, coloring, and cutting with scissors, students develop their fine motor skills, which involve the coordination of small muscles. In addition, Physical Education lessons and outdoor play areas in our KG provide ample opportunities for children to develop their gross motor skills. Running, jumping, hopping, playing sports, and games encourage physical movement, coordination, and the refinement of motor skills.
KG aims to develop spoken language through bilingual education, with two hours of daily English instruction and one hour of Arabic instruction. Language, being fundamental to learning, thinking, and communication, allows children to share ideas, thoughts, and emotions. In KG, emphasis is placed on developing students' receptive and productive language skills through activities such as listening to music, stories, conversations, presentations, and reading books. Writing skills are also cultivated through letter formation and the construction of meaningful sentences, with both English and Arabic being incorporated through play in the classroom.
In addition to language subjects, KG introduces students to mathematical concepts such as number recognition, counting, number value, shapes, addition, subtraction (KG2), and word problems. The use of real-life examples and objects from the environment enhances students' understanding and recognition of shapes. This approach promotes spatial awareness, critical thinking, and the application of geometry in everyday contexts.
The KG social studies curriculum explores themes centered around celebrations, aiming to foster cultural awareness, a sense of belonging, and an appreciation for diversity. Students learn about various cultural celebrations, traditions, and customs, which encourages empathy, mutual respect, and understanding.
KG science education nurtures children's natural curiosity and fosters a love for scientific exploration. By laying the foundation for scientific inquiry and discovery, this discipline sets the stage for further engagement in scientific learning as children progress through their educational journey.
The assessment practices within our KG department are carefully designed to gauge students' acquisition of essential skills and knowledge. English and Arabic teachers collaborate to conduct assessments using a variety of methods, ensuring a comprehensive evaluation of student progress.
By employing a comprehensive range of assessment methods, our KG department ensures a thorough and holistic understanding of students' abilities, allowing for targeted instructional approaches and tailored support to meet individual learning needs. Assessment outcomes serve as valuable feedback to inform curriculum planning and instructional practices, fostering continuous improvement and promoting optimal educational outcomes for our KG students.
Teachers engage in continuous observation of students' behaviors, interactions, and participation in classroom activities. This method allows for real-time assessment and provides valuable insights into individual strengths and areas for improvement.
Through thoughtfully crafted assignments, students are given opportunities to showcase their understanding of concepts, apply skills, and demonstrate their learning. Assignments may include worksheets, projects, and tasks that require critical thinking and problem-solving.
Checklists serve as valuable assessment tools, enabling teachers to track students' progress against specific learning objectives and developmental milestones. These checklists provide a systematic approach to assessing skills and provide a comprehensive overview of individual student achievements.
Reflection is an integral part of the assessment process in our KG department. Teachers encourage students to reflect on their learning experiences, identify areas of growth, and set goals for further improvement. This reflective practice fosters metacognition and empowers students to take ownership of their learning journey.
We recognize the significance of parent involvement in assessing children's development and progress. Regular parent-teacher communication channels are established to share assessment outcomes, discuss individual strengths and areas for improvement, and collaborate on strategies to support students' holistic development.
Our KG department boasts a range of facilities designed to create a nurturing and engaging learning environment, promoting holistic development and facilitating various learning experiences.
These facilities collectively contribute to a vibrant and inclusive learning environment within our KG department, fostering a love for learning, promoting growth, and providing children with enriching experiences that lay a strong foundation for their educational journey.
Our KG classrooms are thoughtfully designed to provide a stimulating and interactive learning environment. They are equipped with age-appropriate materials, educational resources, and
learning aids that support hands-on exploration and inquiry-based learning. The classrooms are arranged to encourage collaboration, creativity, and active student participation, fostering a sense of curiosity and engagement.
Outdoor Play Areas
We understand the importance of physical development and active play in the early years. Our KG section features well-designed outdoor play areas that provide ample space for children to engage in gross motor activities, develop coordination, and enhance their physical skills. These outdoor spaces are equipped with age-appropriate play equipment and structures, promoting active play, social interactions, and the exploration of nature.
Indoor Play Areas
In addition to outdoor play areas, our KG department features indoor play areas that offer a safe and stimulating environment for children to engage in imaginative play and social interactions. These indoor play spaces are equipped with age-appropriate toys, games, and materials that foster creativity, social skills, and sensory development.
Our KG library is a dedicated space where children can immerse themselves in the joy of reading and storytelling. It houses a wide collection of age-appropriate books, picture books, and interactive reading materials. The library provides a cozy and inviting atmosphere that encourages a love for reading, language development, and imaginative exploration.
Creativity and self-expression are highly valued in our KG department. The art room is a dedicated space where children can engage in various art activities, including drawing, painting, crafting, and sculpting. It is equipped with art supplies, tools, and materials that enable students to explore different artistic techniques and mediums, fostering their imagination and aesthetic appreciation.
Our KG music room is designed to introduce children to the world of music and sound. Equipped with musical instruments, interactive displays, and audio-visual aids, the music room provides a stimulating environment for students to explore rhythm, melody, and basic music
concepts. Through music lessons and activities, children develop auditory perception, coordination, and an appreciation for different musical styles.
Nap Room (Pre-KG)
Recognizing the importance of rest and rejuvenation in the early years, our Pre KG section features a dedicated nap room. This quiet and comfortable space allows children to take short naps or engage in quiet activities, promoting their well-being and supporting their cognitive and emotional development.