ALKAWTHAR INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLS
We begin by ensuring the children settle smoothly and that they and their parents feel safe and secure while becoming accustomed to the routines of school life.
We believe that each child has unique capabilities and aim to provide a stimulating, challenging, but supportive environment through planned indoor and outdoor activities. Creativity is fostered by a wide range of media and materials in messy, sensory or imaginative play and free choice activities.
The KG1 is a year of growth for the children where we endeavour to build the foundations of independence, cooperation and communication. We strive to develop a positive and open relationship with our parents as their support is essential if we are to achieve our aims in developing happy, confident individuals.
Every child is valued as an individual and our role is to support and meet the developmental needs of each child in our care by offering a wide range of appropriate learning opportunities. Our indoor and outdoor environments are carefully organised and equipped to support the interests of the children whilst also encouraging them to discover more about the world around them.
A partnership between parents and staff is a vital component in a child’s early education and, by working together, parents become a vital link between home and school.
During the year, the children further develop their understanding of the world through teacher-directed activities and child initiated play. In there is a strong focus on the children becoming independent, thoughtful and responsible members of the class. The children will learn to do more and more for themselves and begin to take more responsibility for themselves, their belongings and behaviour.
teachers recognise that every child is unique and arrives in at different starting points. Class teachers and teaching assistants aim to provide a stimulating and supportive environment in which activities and tasks are differentiated to ensure that all students can achieve success and make measurable progress. Throughout the year, children are encouraged to develop their fine and gross motor skills in preparation for learning to read and write sounds.
Life in Year 1 aspires to being a fun, interactive, contemporary and kinaesthetic experience where every child is valued and part of an inclusive environment that endeavours to meet the individual learning needs of each child. The children are encouraged to develop independent thinking skills while also being guided and supported in their learning. All the children are exposed to a variety of learning experiences that enable them to access a well-planned curriculum.
An experienced and enthusiastic team work hard to ensure that learning is fun, and all students are successful and able to reflect on their own learning. Throughout the year students are introduced to and involved in, many of activities to promote a positive attitude to learning and develop their confidence. An important and exciting milestone in Year 2 is to learn cursive writing.
by building onto previous academic, personal and international learning. Learners within Year 3 are constantly busy learning, which also includes time for reflection and setting next steps for improvement.
Through PSHE and Circle Time, children are encouraged to adopt the skills which guide them to become more responsible, organised and independent. These skills are then promoted through all areas of the school community.
There are several ‘firsts’ within their time at KIS, these include: Class Assemblies within a formal setting, being able to frequent, using a Home Learning Diary, and utilising different areas for, Music, Arabic, PE and Library. These are also enhanced by school trips, parental involvement and Outdoor Education. Life in Year 3 never has a dull moment and is a year of wonderful learning for all involved.
Have you ever thought what life would be like without modern technology? How about the world of fashion and what it feels like to be a fashionista? Have you considered how your body works and what happens to you as you grow older, why we are good at some things and not at others? Have you felt an earthquake or small tremor in the ground? Have you seen a volcano erupt? Well in Year 4 we learn all about these things and much more.
As our students transition to ever greater expectations, our Year 4 are expected to begin to take more responsibility for themselves and school routines and to set a positive example for younger students.
They begin to understand how they learn and focus on maintaining their strengths and developing personal targets. This is aided using stimulating curriculum, developed and managed with each individual student in mind. Led by a dedicated team of committed and enthusiastic professionals the Year 4 curriculum ensures the learning experience is challenging, fun and exciting.
The children learn to have a greater sense of responsibility in Year 5. As they are nearing the end of their primary school education, they need to become more independent in organising themselves and their materials in preparation for the day ahead. We combine a therapeutic approach in communicating with the children alongside the PSHE programme.
The curriculum has been designed to ensure rigorous learning but also to help teachers make learning exciting, active and meaningful for the children. Our Year 5 curriculum is composed of 4 ITUs throughout the year to ensure that the children gain a deeper comprehension of the knowledge, skills and understandings presented to them. In Year 5 the children should take advantage of the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) programme which enhances their learning journey.
There is an exciting range of leadership roles available to the students such as the Student Council and the Primary Green Team. There are also many other opportunities in the class where the children get to demonstrate their leadership skills. Our Mile Post assemblies, for example, give the children an opportunity to show off their presentation skills and public speaking.
We aim to inspire a love of learning to equip the children with the skills they need to help them progress both now and in the future.
We strive to cater to the needs of the individual and thus provide an education that is best suited to each child. Students are involved in decision making and can take on more responsibility and leadership, such as becoming playground leaders and being members of various committees in preparation for their transition to the Upper School.
In short, we provide a nurturing environment that addresses the needs of individual students, promotes confidence and self-esteem, and a sense of responsibility, making students feel valued while encouraging risk-taking and helping students to understand how much they can learn from their own mistakes.
Academic skills, communication skills, life skills and physical challenges are combined in an environment of fun, vitality, excitement and action. Academic learning is important and enjoyable, but equally important are the qualities of kindness, understanding, honesty, courage and task commitment. Attitudes, not simply aptitudes, are important factors for success, as is the ability to encounter and overcome difficulties.
A challenging, yet supportive, learner-centred subject integrated curriculum is offered within a close-knit, caring and culturally diverse community. In Year 6, we bring out the best in all students and help them develop the capacity to meet the problems and challenges of life and the will to play the game against all the odds.