Primary School

Overview:
Students learn Arabic as one integrated, descriptive, expressive school subject with a sociable function. Students study religion as one integrated school subject too. In English, the students of every class are classified into three levels; students are promoted from one level to another within two months and after examining their academic skill.
Students study only nine courses to achieve a curriculum that is integrated in improving the body, mind, and soul skillfully to build the student with the consideration of both his/her mind and heart. We train the student to learn independently and believe that his/skills can keep developing with no limits.

Islamic Studies & Holy Quran
Arabic
Math
Science
English
Social Studies
Arts
ICT
Physical Education
Extra Curricular Activities :
Reading , Martial Arts, Arabic Calligraphy, Free Clubs)

Grade 4

Holy Quran & Islamic Studies

The student learn faith and rites of Islam. They get to know more about prophet Mohammad peace be up-on him and learn about prophet’s companions through the study of Sunnah and Sirah.

Students learn the recitation of selected Surahs of the Holy Quran, using the provisions of Quran recitation, learn off by heart some Surahs of the Holy Quran.

Arabic

Students study and practice the skills of listening and reading critically and analytically; students study syntax (grammar), usage, and mechanics of Arabic. Students acquire how to practically and appropriately use Arabic.

Math

By the end of grade four, students understand large numbers and addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole numbers, compare and order whole numbers, Estimate and round sums and differences, patterns, write and evaluate expressions, time, and temperature. They describe and compare simple fractions and decimals. They understand the properties of, and the relationships between, plane geometric figures. They collect, represent, organize, and analyze data to answer questions

Science

Introduction
The science curriculum engages students in hands-on investigations that allow them to draw upon their prior knowledge and develop the understanding and skills that they will need to be scientifically literate citizens in the twenty –second century.
A good foundation in science strengthens many of the skills that people use every day, like solving problems creatively, thinking critically, working cooperatively in teams, using technology effectively, and valuing life-long learning.
In elementary and middle school students are taught integrated science: earth science, life science, and physical science. The course of study enables them to sequentially build on information gained at each stage. Interactive teaching methods increase student interest in this subject which incorporates hands-on activities, projects and presentations.
In this grade students learn:
Life science:
– Ecosystems: matter and energy in ecosystems, adaptation and extinction.
Earth science
-The atmosphere and beyond: using weather data, looking at the universe, earth system, stars and galaxies.
Physical science
-Energy and Motion: energy changes, electricity and magnetism, motion, and mechanics.

English

By the end of this grade , we expect our students to be able to:
Reading
• Be able to read aloud accurately and with appropriate intonation and expression; to develop vocabulary.
• Comprehend and analyze text.
• Locate, research, organize, Interpret and analyze information.
• Know a variety of literary genres and their basic characteristics.
• Read stories: identify important events; compare & contrast; identify characters, setting; theme; figurative language; make inferences & judgments; predictions/outcome.

Writing
• Use the writing process: prewriting, drafting, revising, proofreading, publishing; single and multiple paragraph compositions; narrative, descriptive, expository, persuasive.
• Be able to write different types of sentences; use adjectives, adverbs, pronouns, prepositions/prepositional phrases, conjunctions, abbreviations, contractions; use punctuation and capitalization correctly:
• Spell using a variety of strategies.

Speaking & Listening
• Listen attentively and critically to others; distinguish between opinions and fact; make inferences and draw conclusions.
• Paraphrase/summarize directions and information.
• Plan and present to class: narratives, descriptive, informational, persuasive, summaries, problems and solutions, presentation/speech for specific occasion, audience and purpose; clarify and support spoken ideas with evidence and examples.

Social Studies

Students learn about the role of the family and understands sound and responsible citizenship; students learn the history of some prophets and learn the morals of their stories.
Students study the planet Earth with its structure and components; they, too, study the geography and history of the holy lands Makah and Medina and their history and role in the life of the prophet peace be up on him.

Arts

• The Arts curriculum aims to develop the students’ artistic faculties; move with the students’ culture towards thinking and innovation; focus on the aspects of affection in society and religion; get them habituated to spending time in useful activities.
• The curriculum aims to teach loyalty and citizenship; encourage students to get involved in a team work and appreciate the environment.
Students Practice:
Fine Works of metal, wood, texture, ornamentation, printing, Arabic Calligraphy, pottery, design, painting on glass and silk.

ICT

The curriculum builds upon previously acquired skills with the aim of encouraging familiarity and confident use of computers and other technology tools in all appropriate areas of life.
The integration of ICT skills into all subject areas creates a rich teaching and learning environment in which technology skills are used in real life contexts, enabling students to learn the necessary 21st century skills they need. ICT teachers work closely with subject area teachers to develop collaborative units that include meaningful technology components.
Our general goals are to:
• Provide opportunities for students to learn and apply ICT skills in real world contexts.
• Provide diverse and relevant experiences to help students develop an understanding of our ever-expanding digital world and be participants in it as responsible digital citizens.
• Enhance and differentiate instruction in order to present students with a challenging curriculum designed to help each individual develop a depth of understanding and critical thinking skills.
• Facilitate student use of technology to communicate, collaborate, and create communities with educators, students, parents and others.
In this grade, subjects and skills taught include the use of Office productivity tools such as word processing and spreadsheets as well as various applications for desktop publishing, drawing, animation, and digital presentations. Problem solving skills and is also teaching a three-dimensional design and two-dimensional through several specialized programs simplified, Internet safety and research skills are introduced.

Physical Education

The course aims to modify the sociable behaviour and improve the process of building an integrated human being through teaching the students some skills that maintain the overall health and fitness.
This course cultivates the student, too, about the mechanism through which their bodies work and what nutritional system fits them the most along with granting the students the basic motional skills.
The course takes the physically superior students into the accomplishment of individual championships or through a team.
In this stage, students will learn the following:
The benefit of sweating, sitting in a proper way, running correctly, long leaping.
In all games, students are taught to stay away from any offence against any other individual.

Grade 5

Holy Quran & Islamic Studies

In this course, students will learn about the grace of monotheism: its types, its evidence, and its people. Students study about the virtue of chastity, love, cooperation and loyalty to the believers.
Students also studies Imam Mohammad Ibn Abdulwahab commentary about the three pillars of monotheism and understanding religion through these pillars.
Students will learn all provisions of prayer including pure water as a crucial condition for the prayer’s correctness. Students, too, learn about the history of “Ohod Foray”
Holy Quran:
Students learn the recitation provisions of the following Surahs:
Ad-Dukhan – Az-Zukhruf – Ash-Shura – Fussilat – Ghafir – Az-Zumar.
Students learn off by heart, with intonation, the following Surahs: Al-Maarij – Al-Haaqqa

Arabic

Students practice critical and analytical reading to have full grasp of meanings, thoughts and values inference; they too learn: differentiation between words along with synonyms and antonyms through lexical connotations, and denotations.
Students, too, study syntax and the mechanism of diacritical marks.
Students learn to write a text free of most commonly committed errors in grammar, usage, and mechanics. The, too, learn to abridge a text without any deviation from its aim.

Math

By the end of grade five, students increase their facility with the four basic arithmetic operations applied to fractions, decimals, and positive and negative numbers. They will be able to write and evaluate expressions and equations, functions and inequalities. Also, prime and composite numbers, factorization, time and temperature are introduced. They know and use common measuring units to determine length and area and know and use formulas to determine the volume of simple geometric figures. Students know the concept of angle measurement and use a protractor and compass to solve problems. They use grids, tables, graphs, and charts to record and analyze data.

Science

Life science:
– The life process: cells, plant systems, and traits of living things
Earth science
– Earths systems: earth changing surface, earth structure, and uses resources wisely.
Physical science
– Kinds of matter: structure of matter, characteristics of matter, and change of state.
– Forms of energy :force, work, energy and waves, energy and heat.

English

By the end of Grade 5, we expect our students to be able to:

Reading
• Be able to read aloud and understand accurately.
• Comprehension and analysis of text using higher-order thinking skills.
• Locate, research, organize and Interpret information;
• Know a variety of literary genres and their basic characteristics; Distinguish features.
• Read stories: identify important elements
• Connect information and events in text to life and connect life to text experiences; View concepts and issues from diverse perspectives. Recognize the universality of literary themes across cultures and language.

Writing
• Use the writing process for writing compositions; Narrative, descriptive, expository, persuasive writing
• Use punctuation correctly: period, exclamation point, question mark, comma, quotation marks, apostrophes, capitalization, parentheses, dash, hyphen; colon.
• Spelling using a variety of strategies.

Speaking & Listening
• Listen attentively and critically to others; Respond and evaluate a variety of media and speakers and presentations.
• Plan and present to class: narratives, descriptive, informational, persuasive, summaries, problems and solutions, presentation/speech for specific occasion, audience and purpose; Clarify and support spoken ideas with evidence and examples.

Social Studies

In this course, students learn about “Rashidun Caliphs’” virtues and attributes along with brief records of their virtuous deeds. Students also study the concept of “Shura” through which they ruled, then, understand the development of ruling in the states: Umayyad, Abbasid, Ottoman, and sciences and innovations the Muslims benefited the world with along with the most important sources of the Muslim Civilization.
Students, too, locate the Arab peninsula on the map along with the peninsula’s borders, climate, topography, demography.
Students identify the reasons for the scarcity of water and the efforts exerted to provide water and electricity enough to push the wheel of development. They, too, learn the role of citizens in fighting the environment contamination of land and sea.

Arts

• The Arts curriculum aims to develop the students’ artistic faculties; move with the students’ culture towards thinking and innovation; focus on the aspects of affection in society and religion; get them habituated to spending time in useful activities.
• The curriculum aims to teach loyalty and citizenship; encourage students to get involved in a team work and appreciate the environment.
Students Practice:
Fine Works of metal, wood, texture, ornamentation, printing, Arabic Calligraphy, pottery, design, painting on glass and silk.

ICT

The student acquires at this stage design skills through various programs to deal with simple images and design programs and the use of the texts of three-dimensional design and art direction for work in addition to design and create cards for occasions. In the second half of the school year completed what he started last year to programs such as the level of office as a second word processing, presentations and spreadsheet.

Physical Education

In this course, students will learn the benefits of healthful walking, its rules, and breath control during sports session.
Students, too, learn the mechanisms of running along with long jump and its rules.
Students practice football, volleyball, basketball, and badminton, acquiring every relevant skill. Training focus is bravery, stamina, and initiative.

Grade 6

Holy Quran & Islamic Studies

In this course, students study Intercession, its types, its evidence and what opposes it like faulty worshipping like expecting blessing of the inanimate or the prophets.
Students, too, study, in details, the concept of hypocrisy and its patterns, zakat: evidence, types, provisions; sadaqat: decency; spending money to help people.
Students study, in details, the foray of the trench “Al-Khandaque”.
Students learn the bashfulness and what it means, parents’ reverence and their grace and the necessity of obeying them. Students, too, understands tolerance and forgiveness and choosing the easier without failure.
Students will study the characters of : Abdullah Ibn Masoudn and Omran Ibn Hessein may Allah bless their souls.
Students study the value of “jihad” struggling against enemy, Islam Nullifiers: types, evidence.
Students, also, study the connection between faithful and Prophet Mohammad peace be up on him.
And understands the relation between Muslims and their Rulers and studies “As Sawm” and its provisions.
Quran
In this course, students practice the recitation of Surahs: “Saad”, “As Saffat”, “Yasein”, “Fatir”, Sabaa”, Al Ahzab”, “As Sagdah” and learn of by heart with intonation: “Al Qalam” and “Al Molque”.

Arabic

In this course, the students read a text, listen to it, learn it by heart, recite it, understand the lexical semantics of its lyrics, and use it in meaningful sentences.
Students understand the major themes and infer the implicit values in the text and give a title to every paragraph.
Students should distinguish between the definite and indefinite nouns and classify nouns into common and proper, relative pronouns, definite articles.
Students learn to use the interrogative pronouns correctly and understand the adverb of time and place and their usages, and the difference between adverbs and adjectives in a way that enables them to write correctly.
Students learn to give and justify their opinions on particular behaviors, write a conclusion to a story, write short story based on given ideas and master means of oral or written expression.

Math

By the end of grade six, students have mastered the four arithmetic operations with whole numbers, positive fractions, positive decimals, and positive and negative integers; they accurately compute and solve problems. They apply their knowledge to statistics and probability. Students understand the concepts of mean, median, and mode of data sets and how to calculate the range. They analyze data and sampling processes for possible bias and misleading conclusions. They use addition and multiplication of fractions routinely to calculate the probabilities for compound events. Students conceptually understand and work with ratios and proportions; they compute percentages (e.g., tax, tips, and interest). Students know about perimeters and the formulas for the circumference and area of a circle. They use letters for numbers in formulas involving geometric shapes and in ratios to represent an unknown part of an expression. They solve one-step linear equations.

Science

Life science
– The changing environment cycles in the biosphere ,earth’s ecosystems ,population growth, and biodiversity.
Earth science
– Earth in the universe: extended weather, earth, moon, sun, and earth & universe.
Physical science
– Matter and its properties: composition of matter, physical and chemical change.
-Energy, force, and motion, waves and energy, light and its properties, how electricity and magnetism are related, and laws of motion and gravity.

English

By the end of this grade we expect our students to be able to:

Reading
• Be able to read aloud and understand accurately.
• Comprehend and analyze text using higher-order thinking skills.
• Locate, research, organize and Interpret information;
• Know a variety of literary genres and their basic characteristics; Distinguish features.
• Read stories: identify important elements.
• Connect information and events in text to life and connect life to text experiences; View concepts and issues from diverse perspectives. Recognize the universality of literary themes across cultures and language.
Writing
• Use the writing process for writing compositions; Narrative, descriptive, expository, persuasive writing
• Use punctuation correctly: period, exclamation point, question mark, comma, quotation marks, apostrophes, capitalization, parentheses, dash, hyphen; colon.
• Spell using a variety of strategies.

Speaking & Listening
• Listen attentively and critically to others; Respond and evaluate a variety of media and speakers and presentations.
• Plan and present to class: narratives, descriptive, informational, persuasive, summaries, problems and solutions, presentation/speech for specific occasion, audience and purpose; Clarify and support spoken ideas with evidence and examples.

Social Studies

Students should study the era before the first Saudi kingdom and the stages the two states the first and the second along with the biography of Imam Mohammad ben Saud and Imam Turkey ben Abdullah.
Students learn the autobiography of King Abdul-Aziz, May Allah Bless him, and how he unified the Saudi Kingdom. Students learn the geography of the kingdom and how to locate it on a map.
Students learn the demography and topography of KSA and learn about the positions of the underground wealth: gas, oil, water, minerals, and the economics relating to these spots of land.
Students learn what the kingdom does for Islam and for the Muslim world.
Students, too, learn their duties and rights.

Arts

In this course, students learn unity, stability, versatility, harmony of colors on canvas.
Students learn to geometrically divide a surface and understand the attributes of the Islamic Art
Ornamental sculpting of pottery and understand texture.
Students design artistic figures on sheets of copper.

ICT

At this stage, students learn documentary films production through multimedia software programs and the use of sound modification. Training programs to design three-dimensional figures by program for the production of ” Iclone 3D ” movies. Also completed the third and final level of office software projects work out and discussed.

Physical Education

In this course, students learn about the rules of climbing. They, too, learn about the high leap along with its legal rules.
Students practice soccer: run with the ball along with its legal rules. They, too, play volleyball and they learn its rules.

Grade 7

Holy Quran & Islamic Studies

Students understand the meaning of worshipping Allah and understand monotheism with its types and understand faith semantically and emotionally, decreasing, increasing; students distinguish between faith and Islam and understand their pillars. Students recognize the meaning of faith from the beginnings of Surah Al-Baqara and follow the foot-prints of prophets and the righteous followers.
Students understand purity and types of water and provisions of ablutions and “tayamom”, provisions of prayers and understand friendship.

Quran

In this course, students practice the recitation with intonation of Surahs: “An-Naml”, “AlQassas”, “Al-Ankabout”, “Ar-Rome”, “Loqman”
Students learn by heart with intonation: “At-Tahrim”, “At-Talaque”, “At-Tagabon”, and “Al-Monafeqon”

Arabic

In this course, students learn to read prose and recite Quran text and read poetry with intonation. Students, too, recognize the main ideas and secondary ideas and understand the linguistics of a text including the types of verbs used: transitive and intransitive and fully analyse the sentences syntactically.
Students will be capable of extracting the figures of speech from the text, use emphasising, interrogation, and master a number of writing life skills.

Math

By the end of grade seven, students are adept at manipulating numbers and equations and understand the general principles at work. Students understand and use factoring of numerators and denominators and properties of exponents. Students know how to compute the surface area and volume of basic three-dimensional objects and understand how area and volume change with a change in scale. Students make conversions between different units of measurement. They know and use different representations of fractional numbers (fractions, decimals, and percents) and are proficient at changing from one to another. They increase their facility with ratio and proportion, compute percents of increase and decrease, and compute simple. They graph linear functions and understand the idea of slope and its relation to ratio.

Science

Students study four modules each year which provide a sound background in preparation for High School sciences. Each module clearly illustrates the relationship between science and our daily lives.
Developing further their investigative skills, students use the scientific method to plan and execute investigations. Students use mathematical skills in problem solving tasks they are taught to analyze data and draw scientific conclusions.

Life science
– Microorganisms, Fungi, and plants:Characteristics of living things, the necessities of life,bacteria and viruses, protists and fungi, plants and plant processes.
– Animals:behavior, Invertebrates, fishes, reptiles, amphibians,birds and mammals
Earth science
– Water on Earth: The flow of fresh water, exploring the oceans, and the movement of ocean water.
Physical science
– Introduction to matter: properties of matter, states of matter, elements, compounds, mixtures ,Introduction to atom, and the periodic table.

English

Middle School English
The emphasis on building strong language skills in the Elementary section ensure that the Middle and High schools students have a good foundation ready for the challenges of the courses offered.
Teachers train students to read, analyze, comprehend, interpret and respond to short stories, novels, drama, mythology, poetry and non-fiction through appropriate selections.
Students should recognize and discuss literary elements/forms. Writing, reading, speaking and listening are explored in each selection. They should deliver focused, coherent presentations that convey ideas clearly and relate to the background and interests of the audience. Students evaluate the content of oral communication. Grammar focuses on a review of basic skills, as well as an introduction to new skills throughout the grade levels.
The course material caters for all levels of competence. This includes the active involvement of students in the learning process. In addition to this, there are different assessments after every unit of study involving a variety of skills that investigate the outcome of the learning process.
Text books used are Prentice Hall. All grades read assigned novels.
Whilst the texts used are all for first language learners students are assisted where necessary through intervention strategies which enable them to learn the same concepts using additional resources.

Social Studies

In this course, students recognize the greatness of the Creator through understanding the mechanisms through which the universe goes. Students, too, learn about longitudes and latitudes along with the movement of the planet Earth and the life of plants and animals on this planet. They understand, too, the climate and terrain in KSA and the relation between them and distribution of the population. Students study the types of maps and learns how to locate the Holy Land of Makah and understands in details the migration of the Prophet Mohammad peace be up on him, his life and forays in Madinah. Students also learn about the life of the Major Caliphs and their role in spreading Islam and the way they dealt with the countries that were new to Islam.

Arts

In this course, students achieve intellectual and aesthetic stability. This course is designed to help students express what they like through painting by training them to transform their emotional and sensory feeling into paintings. Through this course, students learn to use raw-materials from their own environment to produce works that ennoble their feelings and emotions. Through the Arts course, Students learn the meanings of innovation, team work, and respect. They, too, acquire a number of religious, sociable, and humanitarian values that urge the love for work, sympathy, mercy, and appreciating beauty in the universe.
Students learn to employ light and shadow in painting. They, too, learn expressive painting to show affection and employ it in religious occasions.
Students, too, learn the rules of designing carving on gypsum and use expressive patterns and use them to create a natural landscape or humans portrays or Arabic, Islamic calligraphy. They write or draw on leather by burning, shape clay, beat copper, something that rises the students’ artistic sensitivity.

ICT

ICT classes build upon the skills learned in Grade 4,5, 6 and introduce more advanced topics in publishing. Students are taught how to use built-in functions in spreadsheets for the first time to display (both numerically and graphically) data collected in a class survey. Students also work with Photoshop and learn techniques for editing and manipulating digital images. These images are eventually integrated into their digital presentations and Web Page designs. They use Inspiration to learn concept mapping and outlining. Students also complete a report on a Web site depending on broad ideas given to them, evaluating the validity of the content and authenticity of the content provider as well as how efficiently the Web pages function. Also learn operating systems and control panel of the computer and to address technical problems as well as to identify the internal parts of computer, functions and training to compile a personal computer with all its contents.

Technology

In this course, students learn the types of electric circuit: simple, middle, advanced in order to make the students capable of using both Parallel and respective circuits in scientific projects or inventions.
Students, too, learn the mechanisms through which gears work; students are required to accomplish collective projects that demonstrate the process of using gears to lift weights.

Physical Education

In this course, students learn to respect Islamic doctrines in the field of sports and to appreciate responsibility; Students, too, understand the significance of the flexibility of the body joints and lean to examine it; students also should learn about thermal injuries and maintain stable heart beats and finally learn how to accept triumph or defeat with moderate manner.