An exciting phase of education for all involved, KG begins at the age of three and continues for three years of early education. All children are curious discoverers and tremendously different. Our Early Years programme is designed to plunge into areas of exploration, cooperation, communication, and physical movement. Our subjects are enriched with activities targeting the development of a child’s fine and motor skills.
An inspiring and happy start for a child is vital for a successful lifelong educational journey. Each student is unique in their own way, and we approach this diversity through well-planned, well-structured and flexible lessons. This does not mean we design different lesson plans for every single child, but it involves implementing a wide range of teaching techniques and integrating indoor and outdoor activities, as children learn best through play.
Our KG curriculum is based on the new curriculum provided by the Ministry of Education, which places greater emphasis on speaking skills, refining motor and gross skills, and unleashing children’s imaginations.
Our core subjects are English, Mathematics, Arabic, Computing, Music, and PE. Special focus is given to teaching phonetics and enhancing speaking skills, while regular events to promote teamwork add special joy to this stage. Children enjoy dressing up for our Colour Days, Arts Day, Sports Day and many other occasions throughout the year. Monthly birthdays are also a treat shared by our parents.
By the end of this stage children are expected to be able to:
- Listen attentively and follow directions
- Comprehend a simple conversation conducted in English
- Understand stories and be able to retell and comment on them using printed pictures
- Express themselves in simple sentences
- Identify the sounds of every letter
- The segment, blend and read simple words based on the CVC
- Form a bank of vocabulary based on eye recognition
- Write the upper and lower case of every letter
- Count up to 50
- Do simple mathematical operations; addition and subtraction
- Display independence, self-confidence, sharing, and positive communication skills
What teachers do
The role of a KG teacher stretches beyond the scope of just being an educator. A talented KG teacher is required to:
- Deliver hands-on lessons through creative play
- Nurture children’s social skills
- Encourage students’ participation and celebrate their achievements
- Sustain an orderly, cozy and welcoming classroom
- Collaborate with parents and understand that bringing the best out of a child is a shared responsibility