Kindergarten Curriculum

Nursery Overview | Nursery Curriculum | Nursery Daily Celebrations | Nursery Class Activities
Kindergarten Overview | Kindergarten Curriculum | Kindergarten Daily Celebration | Kindergarten Class Activities

1. Islam

Islam subject is divided into five sub-subjects. They are Shalat and Islamic Knowledge, Tahsin and Tahfizh, Character Building, Healthy Mindset, Du’a and Short Surats and Hadiths

Songs are used to introduce Five Pillars of Islam: Syahada, Shalat, Fast in Ramadhan, Zakah and Hajj then followed by step by step practices of performing Shalats and Wudhu. Oder kindergarten children learn about Allah SWT, The Creator and The Prophet Muhammad SAW through songs as well.

Storytelling, role-plays and daily practice are used to build characters and convey the messages of healthy mindset.

2. Physical education

Physical education is carried out through more than 85 FUN GAMES that have specifically been designed for kindergarten children. The games require children to learn and practice

  • Their Locomotor Skills, pushing and pulling; climbing; riding; crawling; rolling; walking, running and marching; jumping; throwing and tossing; hopping; kicking and bouncing
  • Their skills of underhand and overhand throwing, dribbling, balancing, racing, galloping, sharing and team building
  • Winning a game
  • The concept of general and personal space
  • The concept of being healthy and active

3. English

As the school’s social language, English is used throughout the lessons and on the school premises. As a subject, English language skills: Speaking, Writing, Reading, Listening, Integrated Skills and Language use are attacked equally in thematic lessons. The themes are close to the children’s daily life. Some examples of the themes are My Self, My Family, My Home, My Favourite Food, Occupation and My Pets.

4. Phonic

Twenty Six Songs that require children to make movements while singing are used to teach English Alphabets and their basic sounds. 42 other fun new songs are also used to review the 26 basic and 16 more complex sounds. Simple word reading follows each song of the complex sounds. Children learn to read family words of ‘an, at, ap, am, ag, et, en, ed, eg, in, og, op, ot, ub, ug, and up’ in the following lessons.

5. Basic Math

Following the introduction of mathematical symbols using arts and crafts in nursery classes, numbers and number words are presented. Children then learn about comparing lengths and heights, measuring distances using non-standard units, reading a picture graph, sorting and counting according to criteria given, making sets, measuring and estimating capacity, using numbers in the calendar and understanding the concept of Islamic Festivities in relation to the calendar.

Older Kindergarten children learn to measure using non-standard units and rulers, do simple addition and read addition sentences, ‘count on’ methods of addition using fingers and other objects, do horizontal subtraction and subtractions using (‘fly away’, ‘cross out’ and mathematical operations), estimate and compare masses using a base unit, do simple divisions and do number bonds.

6. Science Projects

More than 80 simple scientific experiments have been prepared to help children satisfy their natural and great curiosity about phenomena around them. Through the experiments, children learn a lot of interesting facts such as ‘orange juice makes tea turn pale’, ‘salt, sugar and honey dissolve in water but flour, coffee and chocolate powder don’t’, ‘water makes the volume of an object bigger’ and ‘woven tissue is very strong’.

Older kinder kindergarten children learn about more challenging facts such as ‘why the sky is blue’, ‘spoons reflect objects to be smaller and upside down’, ‘although it is invisible, in an empty glass, there is a lot of air’, ‘eggs sink in fresh water and float in salty water’, and ‘candy disssolved in water is magnetic’.

7. Specialist subjects

Specialist subjects have been designed to stimulate the development of the right brain. In Arts and Crafts subject, children have the freedom to create a lot of two and three dimensional models, making collages using a lot of different materials (paper, dry leaves, construction paper, rocks and others), painting using (sponges, cornstarch, flour and play dough), and making models using origami paper.

In Painting and Drawing subject, children are free to express themselves in choosing what to draw and what colour to use in painting familiar cartoon characters, animals, occupations, sea creatures and Islamic ornaments.

In music lesson, children learn to play some musical instruments using simple songs. Other specialist subjects include dancing, movie day and performances.

8. Reading

Older kindergarten students learn to read using our customized reading program combining phonics to decode sounds in a word, sight word reading, rhyming sentence reading from A to Z and graded book reading.