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Curriculum

Every child deserves the best possible start in life and the support that enables them to fulfil their personal potential. Children quickly develop physically, emotionally, intellectually, socially, morally, culturally and spiritually in the early years and a child’s experiences between birth and age five have a significant impact on their future life and success in school. A secure, safe and happy childhood is important in its own right. Along with good parenting and high quality early learning at Ajman Academy, a partnership is forged to provide the pre-school child right up to the student preparing for University with an environment to make the most of their unique abilities and talents.

The Pre-Kindergarten at Ajman Academy is the first step in the journey toward our mission of “world leading learning”. We envision our school as an educational setting with the highest standards to ensure our youngest of children can reach physical and cognitive milestones in a safe, healthy and secure environment. The outcomes of the Pre-Kindergarten are evidenced in the PYP Subject Scope and Sequences, Arabic/Islamic MoE objectives, and aligned EYFS outcomes to the school’s PYP Scope and Sequence documents.

Our aim through inquiry teaching and learning is to ensure that children develop “school readiness” with a firm foundation for later schooling.

AJAC will provide:

Quality and consistency, so that every child makes good to excellent progress against age-related expectations and according to personal abilities.

A secure foundation through learning and development milestones, flexible to the needs and interests of children, and adhering to the MoE best practice guidelines ensuring assessment and regular review.

An effective partnership between educational practitioners and parents/carers
Equity of opportunity through anti-discriminatory practice, ensuring that every child is included and best supported

Being an authorised International Baccalaureate World School, we offer the Primary Years Programme. At Ajman Academy, our educational programme focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both inside the classroom and in the world at large. The curriculum is based on the school’s Programme of Inquiry (POI) allowing teachers to work through a number of inquiries per year with their students. The curriculum focuses on the following three areas:

I. The written curriculum-what do we want the students to learn?

The most significant and distinctive feature of the IB Primary Years Programme is the six-transdisciplinary themes (four in Pre-Kindergarten). The six themes of global significance create a transdisciplinary framework that allows students to move beyond the confines of learning within individual subject areas and into transdisciplinary learning. The transdisciplinary themes are:

  • Who we are
  • Where we are in place and time
  • How we express ourselves
  • How the world works
  • How we organise ourselves
  • Sharing the planetThe PYP strives to balance the search for understanding, the acquisition of essential knowledge and skills, the development of positive attitudes and the opportunity for positive action. The PYP emphasises the essential elements (concepts, knowledge, skills, attitudes and action).

II. The taught curriculum-how best will the students learn?

Teachers help engage students to actively pursue their own learning through substantial, in-depth inquiries that usually last up to six weeks. The school’s Programme of Inquiry (POI) is a framework that supports students in constructing their own meaning about the world around them by:

  • Drawing on prior knowledge
  • Providing provocation through new experiences
  • Providing opportunities for reflection and consolidation

III. The assessed curriculum-How we know what the students have learned?

Assessment is used to promote student learning, provide information about student learning and contribute to the successful implementation of the programme. Teachers use a variety of assessment tools (e.g. rubrics, benchmarks/exemplars, checklists, anecdotal records and continuums) to gain information about the elements found in the written curriculum, the understanding of concepts, student acquisition of knowledge, the mastery of skills and the development of positive attitudes and responsible action.

Ajman Academy

We are perfectly located off the E311

Sharjah - 15 mins
Mirdiff - 20 mins
Ras Al Khaimah - 35 mins
Silicon Oasis - 25 mins