"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world". Nelson Mandela
El Salam American School aims to provide a well- balanced curriculum that meets each child individual needs. It supports 6 areas of learning that provides a solid academic foundation by implementing a thematic based approach to teaching. It involves integrating all subject areas under one theme. It crosses over subject lines and helps children to relate basic academic skills to real-world ideas.
The following thematic play-based approach are introduced to children through fun, hands-on and interactive activities.
Communication & Language
At El-Salam American Nursery & Preschool we provide opportunities for your child to experience a rich language environment; to develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselves and to speak and listen to a range of situations. A specialist Arabic teacher also visits regularly and supports the older children to encourage early development of another language.
We encourage children to be active and interactive; to develop their co-ordination, control and movement. During physical activities their fine and gross motors skills will be developed, including balance and co-ordination. Children will also be able to make healthy choices in relation to food and learn about healthy eating.
Staff will provide children with experiences and support which will help them develop confidence in their own abilities, a positive sense of themselves and others, respect for themselves and others, develop social skills, learn how to manage their feelings and understand appropriate behavior in groups.
The children will be encouraged to link sounds and letters and begin to read and write.They will be given access to a wide range of reading materials (books, poems, and other written materials) to ignite their interest.
Children are able to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials, as well as provided with opportunities for sharing their thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of activities in art, music, movement, dance, role-play and design and technology.
We support and guide children to make sense of their physical world and their community through opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment.
Children will have the opportunity to develop their understanding in counting and using numbers, calculating simple addition and subtraction problems; and to describe shapes, spaces, and measures.
Manners & Ethics
Here in El-Salam, we emphasize on the engravement of manners and ethics into our children through lessons and practical evaluations. It's not only vital but necessary that our children stand out amongst others in their behavior.