The early year programme at A Rowad British Private School provides 4-5 year olds with a firm foundation on which to build a successful education.
Our teachers deliver an exciting, play –based curriculum within a happy and vibrant community. We aim to provide our youngest pupils with preparation for learning that will build their confidence, introduce them to new experiences and give them the freedom to grow into socially prepared young people. We offer children a rich learning experience that enables them to develop a positive attitude towards themselves, their peers and the school.
Instruction in kindergarten is focused on developing foundational skills that prepare students for later learning in the all content areas, including English language arts. Students who learn to read in kindergarten through grade three will be able to read to learn in later grades. A primary focus of language arts instruction in kindergarten is helping students make sense of the alphabet and its role in reading. It is critical that students develop phonological awareness so they can move on to decoding words; yet make sense of the reading in kindergarten is not merely decoding words. In kindergarten, students learn beginning skills to comprehend and analyze what they are reading. Students begin to develop writing skills by using a combination of drawing, dictation, and writing to express opinions, relate an event, or provide information. Kindergarten students develop skills in speaking and listening through discussions with peers and adults. In both writing and speaking, students learn the conventions of English. Students also have to understand and use academic language to succeed in school. Academic language refers to the language of literacy and books, tests, and formal writing. It can be words or phrases that apply to specific content areas or that are used to express abstract concepts or feelings. Students learn academic language in context while reading, writing, listening, and engaging in discussions about books and grade-level topics.
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