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Our Curriculum

Alamiyah Pre-school is a Montessori setting where children are welcomed into a carefully designed and well equipped Montessori classroom that meets the needs of all children. Each day children have the opportunity to work alone with a skilled Montessori teacher who presents to them activities that are suitable for their development. One of the fundamental principles of our approach to education is that children have the freedom to choose activities that interest them from the environment and initiate their own learning. In addition to this children have the opportunity to work in small groups planned around their interests and needs. The Montessori classroom is divided into seven main areas. Children are given free access to all of these areas listed below: -

Practical Life
When the children first enter the Montessori classroom they are given activities that are often found in the home. Children are eager to use the familiar activities in this part of the curriculum, which act as a bridge between home and school. They help prepare the child for all the other areas of the curriculum by developing co-ordination, concentration, muscular development, independence and cultivating specific skills needed for later work in...
Sensorial
The early years is a period in a child’s life when they are particularly sensitive in the five senses; sight, sound, taste, touch and smell. The equipment we use is specifically designed with this in mind and helps stimulate and refine the senses. Children work with equipment to learn about texture, weight, colour, size, sound and smell. As with all of the Montessori equipment, the child begins with concrete materials and later builds upon these...
Mathematics is introduced to the children in all of the different areas as they are prepared for later mathematics work as well as in song and rhyme. They engage in pre-maths work in the practical and sensorial areas and learn how to count, place objects in order and judge according to size, weight and length. Mathematics work is based on concrete objects and the children are also introduced to the mathematical concepts present around them.
Preparation for language is found throughout the classroom and is incorporated into much of the equipment allowing the children to develop each of the specific skills needed for later language work. The child also learns from stories, song and rhyme and moves through sound recognition and sound differentiation activities. We use a phonetic alphabet and interesting, fun activities to move the child towards reading and writing at their own pace.
Giving children an early exposure to the Arabic language is important, since it is at this early age that they absorb second and third languages with ease. This early exposure will greatly speed their learning of the language in later years. Therefore Arabic words, phrases, songs and prayers are spoken and recited throughout the day with an emphasis on correct pronunciation (Tajweed). In addition oral Arabic lessons are presented by an Arabic and...
Arts and Crafts
It is through art that a child can observe the world, exploring shape, form, texture and balance. To participate in artwork is to appreciate the sheer complexity and beauty of creation, thus witnessing the Artistry and Perfection of the true Artist. Our school has a dedicated art area where the children have much opportunity to use a wide variety of materials and experiment with different art forms.

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