Learning through play, learning through the environment, and learning through meaningful and engaging experiences are key elements that build the foundations for a love of learning. Students are free to explore, discover, inquire, and investigate making learning fun, exciting, rewarding, and deeply meaningful.
Each of our learning units culminates in an imaginative learning project which provides a rich menu of exciting and motivating learning activities that make creative links between all aspects of the child’s learning ensuring a truly cross-curricular approach to learning.
In addition to the structured framework of the British EYFS, we fully embrace the philosophies of the Reggio Amelia approach. This methodology allows children to work through problems and ideas by asking their own questions and generating their own theories and testing them. Children become inquirers, observers and keen learners while making the environment and outdoor spaces a significant part of their learning journey.
ENDLESS LEARNING POSSIBILITIES WHICH RESULTS IN HIGH SELF-CONFIDENCE & SELF-ESTEEM
Artal uses a wide range of supportive math and numeracy programs. We deliver a market-leading math program that offers teachers a wealth of resources that can be used across Early Years and into the primary school ages. Based on a concrete-pictorial-abstract approach, our math program encourages children to explore math and numeracy using structured imagery and apparatus in order to understand and explain mathematical concepts.
Reception students are introduced to the award-winning math program. We utilize a fully digitally led teaching and learning resource, crafted by teachers who understand the challenges of teaching for mastery. Our program is fully aligned to the National Curriculum of England and supports the very high standards of the 2019 Ofsted Framework. It stands apart by:
At Artal, our primary school curriculum encompasses the best global methodologies and most modern techniques available.
Our approach to teaching and learning embraces the creative and the innovative. Our four prong approach ensures coverage, provides early identification and intervention of learning needs, and creates a rich and robust learning experience for our children in the foundation topics of literacy and language, arts and design, geography, science and engineering, and social studies.
Artal is a heritage rich school. The Arabic language, Islamic, and National Identity program is strongly embedded in everything we do. Our goal is to create globally minded citizens who carry forth a strong sense of national identity, pride in their Arab roots, and Islamic values. Students have equal opportunities to express themselves in both languages and we nurture the dual language nature of our school.
For our non-native Arabic speaking children and non-Saudi children, this presents a beautiful opportunity to explore and expand their minds immersing into a rich culture and study of language. These students are provided with a non-native Arabic track class instruction differentiated to introduce them to the basics of the language and launch their studies of Arabic fully supported by their own bespoke program.
In our Early Years program, students are exposed to the richness of the Arabic language alongside English. Saudi culture and religious values are interwoven into explorations into the Arabic language building literacy skills alongside celebration of our students’ backgrounds and culture.
In our Primary School, Saudi staff is also present throughout the school day supporting our native English speaking academic staff as students are always encouraged to develop their dual language skills no matter what class they are in. Arabic language instruction is not restricted to Arabic language class timings.
We foster the religious and national identity during an array of events throughout the year including:
Artal students have a plethora of learning opportunities that extend beyond the classroom in our Enrichment Learning Program.
Our ELP’s provide students the opportunity to pursue passions, explore new experiences, receive academic support or extension, or just to have fun! Our program includes sport and fitness, visual and performing arts, clubs and teams, and fun hobbies. Our program offerings rotate and evolve throughout the year and vary depending on the age group.
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