What will our students learn?

Building Skills
  • Our Curriculum

  • At Little Village Kindergarten, we believe that every child deserves the best possible start in life and all the support needed to enable them to fulfill their potential.

    Our kindergarten consists of KG1 and KG2 classrooms, with a homeroom teacher and an assistant teacher for each class. Arabic teachers work with children every day while the Social worker and the Nurse work with the groups for one lesson each, twice a month through different activities.

    The daily routine is a well-balance program of child-initiated and teacher-directed activities, small and large group experiences, including fine and gross motor skills building activities. In addition to learning centers and out-door activities, teacher-guided learning activities include classroom instructional time and “circle” time.  Classroom instructional time focuses on personal and social skills,

  • phonics, literacy and numerical activities, science experiences and art projects. Circle time is a whole class activity used to build the classroom community and to encourage children to ask questions and participate in group discussions.

    The Little Village Kindergarten follows the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). It is the statutory framework for Education published in 2012 that sets the standards for the development, learning and care of children from birth to five. Through the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) children mostly develop the 7 basic areas of a child’s healthy development and future learning:

    • Communication and Language development
    • Physical development
    • Personal, Social and Emotional development
    • Literacy
    • Mathematics
    • Understanding the world
    • Expressive arts and design
  • EYFS Principals

    followed by Little Village Kindergarten

    Four guiding principles shape practice in early years settings. These are:

    • Every child is a unique child
    • Positive relationships help build a strong and independent child
    • Children learn and develop at different rates
    • Enabling environments and strong partnership between practitioners and parents help the building and development of a child’s individual needs
  • Our Curriculum

  • 1) Communication and language development

  • What will the students learn?

    Through a mix of adult-led and child-initiated activities, teachers help to develop students’:

    • Listening and attention: by listening to stories and anticipating key events and responding with relevant comments, questions or actions.
    • Understanding: by following instructions and answering ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions about their experiences and in response to stories or events.
    • Speaking: by using tenses accurately when talking about events and by developing their own narratives and explanations and connecting ideas or events.

     

    Learning outcomes: Our students will be able to listen and speak in a range of situations and they will develop their skills and confidence when expressing their ideas.

    Parents’ role: Parents are encouraged to talk to their children and show interest when they are asking questions or just passing remarks. Young children love it when their parents engage with them in discussions and when they listen to them. This will surely help develop their confidence.

  • 2) Physical development

  • What will the students learn?

    Through a mix of adult-led and child-initiated activities, teachers help to develop students’:

    • Moving and handling: by developing their ability to show good control and co-ordination and by moving confidently in a range of ways, and handling equipment and tools effectively.
    • Health and self-care: by emphasizing on the importance of physical exercise, healthy diet, basic hygiene and personal needs including dressing and going to the toilet independently.

     

    Learning outcomes:  Our students will develop their co-ordination, control, and movement and they will develop good understanding of the importance of physical activity and healthy choices in relation to food.

    Parents’ role:  Parents are encouraged to make sure that their children go to bed early and that they get enough sleep every day as it will help them to be active and attentive at school. Parents should provide their children with healthy snacks and make sure that they follow our Food policy when preparing their lunch boxes.

  • 3) Personal, social and emotional development

  • What will the students learn?

    Through a mix of adult-led and child-initiated activities, teachers help to develop students’:

    • Self-confidence and self-awareness: by providing them with new activities, so they learn to become confident to speak in a familiar group, and to talk about their ideas, and choose the resources they need. They are encouraged to say when they do or don’t need help.
    • Managing feelings and behaviour: by encouraging them to talk about their feelings and behaviour when alone or when in a group. They learn about acceptable and unacceptable behaviour and their consequences. Students work as part of a group or class, and understand and follow the rules.
    • Making relationships: by encouraging students to play co-operatively, taking turns with others and to show sensitivity to others’ needs and feelings, and to form positive relationships with adults and other children.

     

    Learning outcomes: Our students will build confidence in their abilities and develop a positive sense of themselves, and others. They will learn to form positive relationships and develop good social skills while understanding appropriate behaviour in groups.

    Parents’ role: At home, Parents are encouraged to set some rules and ask their children to follow them like: bed-time, arranging their toys and washing their hands before and after meals…etc. This will help them to follow and respect rules at home and at school.

  • 4) Literacy development

  • What will the students learn?

    Through a mix of adult-led and child-initiated activities, teachers help to develop students’:

    • Reading: by using phonic knowledge to decode regular words and to read them aloud accurately and by linking sounds and letters and beginning to read simple sentences.  Children are given access to a wide range of reading materials (books, poems, and other written materials) to ignite their interest.
    • Writing: by using their phonic knowledge to write words in ways which match their spoken sounds. They write common words and simple sentences.

     

    Learning outcomes: Our students will be able to link sounds and letters, read and write simple sentences to express their ideas. They will demonstrate understanding when talking with others about what they have read.

    Parents’ role: Parents are encouraged to read to their children on a regular basis to help develop a passion for reading. Children enjoy listening to adults reading and they love discussing pictures and events.

  • 5) Mathematics

  • What will the students learn?

    Through a mix of adult-led and child-initiated activities, teachers help to develop students’ knowledge of:

    • People and communities: children learn about similarities and differences between themselves and others, and among families, communities and traditions.
    • The world: Our students learn about similarities and differences in relation to places, objects, materials and living things. They make observations of animals, plants and the environment and explain why some things occur, and talk about changes.
    • Technology: children learn about a range of technology which is used at home and at school.

     

    Learning outcomes: Children make sense of their physical world and their community. They are encouraged to explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment.

    Parents’ role: Parents should encourage their children to take part in different school activities and events to help improve their social skills and confidence.

  • 6) Understanding the world

  • What will the students learn?

    Through a mix of adult-led and child-initiated activities, teachers help to develop students’ knowledge of:

    • People and communities: children learn about similarities and differences between themselves and others, and among families, communities and traditions.
    • The world: Our students learn about similarities and differences in relation to places, objects, materials and living things. They make observations of animals, plants and the environment and explain why some things occur, and talk about changes.
    • Technology: children learn about a range of technology which is used at home and at school.

     

    Learning outcomes: Children make sense of their physical world and their community. They are encouraged to explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment.

    Parents’ role: Parents should encourage their children to take part in different school activities and events to help improve their social skills and confidence.

  • 7) Expressive arts and design

  • What will the students learn?

    Through a mix of adult-led and child-initiated activities, teachers help to develop students’ skills in:

    • Exploring and using media and materials: children learn through rhymes and poems, they do role-play and use a variety of materials, tools and techniques to express themselves. They experiment with colour, design, texture, form and function.

     

    Learning outcomes: Children explore and play with a wide range of media and materials, and are encouraged to share their thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of activities in art, role-play, and design and technology.

    Parents’ role: Parents can help their children while preparing projects and allow them to express their ideas and thoughts freely and they should encourage them to take part in school performances to help develop their confidence.

  • Enroll Your Child to a Class

  • Days Are Planned So Children Will

    • Experience new things and learn through play-based activities
    • Feel loved and secure
    • Receive individual attention and affection
    • Develop good relationships with other children and adults
    • Develop self-discipline and respect for others
    • Learn to share and be kind through group activities
    • Develop skills of teamwork, creativity, ethics, curiosity, and time management
  • Schedual Sample

    Little Village Kindergarten
  • 7:00 – Arrival Time & Quraan

    7:20 – Morning line up and Registration

    7:30 – Welcome to the Classroom and Learning Centers
    (Students are introduced to new work and practice work already presented.)

    8:15 – Story and Circle Time
    (Introduce new projects, literacy activities, sharing)

    9:00 – Breakfast & Play Time (outdoor play areas)

    9:45 – Class Activities and Learning Centers (Arabic/Shariah)
    (Students are introduced to new work and practice work already presented for Arabic, Shariah, and Qatar History.)

    10:30 – Story and Circle Time (Arabic)

    11:15 – Snack Time (indoor)

    11:30 – Class Activities and Learning Centers
    (Students are introduced to new work and have the opportunity to practice work already presented.)

    12:15 – Story/Afternoon Circle/ Quiet Activity
    (Students revisit new things learn / listen to a short story/are engaged in a quiet activity like listening to a poem, watching an educational video or engaging in a conversation with their teacher or peers.)        

    12:30 – School Day Ends