More about Aldar Academies
Academy Academy Description ADEK Rating Curricula Location
Al Ain Academy

Primary & Secondary, Mixed

Very Good With Outstanding Features English National Curriculum Al Ain
Al Bateen Academy

FS2 - Year 3 PYP Primary School, Year 7-13 Secondary School. Mixed

Very Good English National Curriculum,IB Diploma Programme,IB PRIMARY YEARS PROGRAMME Abu Dhabi
Al Mamoura Academy

Primary Mixed / Secondary Girls Only

Good With Very Good Features English National Curriculum Abu Dhabi
Al Muna Academy

Primary, Mixed

Outstanding English National Curriculum Abu Dhabi
Al Yasmina Academy

Primary & Secondary, Mixed

Outstanding English National Curriculum Abu Dhabi
The Pearl Academy

Primary, Mixed

Outstanding English National Curriculum Abu Dhabi
West Yas Academy

Primary & Secondary, Mixed

Good American Massachusetts State Curriculum Abu Dhabi
Al Forsan Nursery

Nursery Mixed

Not Applicable English National Curriculum Abu Dhabi

Counting and Cardinality—Know number names and the counting sequence. Recognize and name written numerals 0–10. Count to tell the number of objects. Compare numbers. Count many kinds of concrete objects and actions up to ten, using one-to-one correspondence. Operations and Algebraic Thinking—Understand addition as putting together and adding to, and understand subtraction as taking apart and taking from (e.g., use concrete objects to model real-world addition (putting together) and subtraction (taking away) problems up through five). Measurement and Data—Describe and compare measurable attributes (e.g., recognize the attributes of length, area, weight, and capacity of everyday objects using appropriate vocabulary.  Classify objects and count the number of objects in each category. Work with money. Geometry Identify and describe shapes (squares, circles, triangles, rectangles). Identify various two-dimensional shapes using appropriate language. Analyze, compare, create, and compose shapes.

By the end of KG1, students should: Reading- With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about a story or poem read aloud; retell a sequence of events from a story read aloud; act out characters and events from a story or poem read aloud; ask and answer questions about unfamiliar words in a story or poem read aloud; Writing- Dictate words to express a preference or opinion about a topic. Use a combination of dictating and drawing to explain information about a topic and tell a real or imagined story. Recognize that digital tools (e.g., computers, cell phones, cameras, and other devices) are used for communication and, with support and guidance, use them to convey messages in pictures and/or words. Speaking and Listening- Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners during daily routines and play. Ask and answer questions in order to seek help, get information, or clarify something that is not understood. Language- Demonstrate the ability to speak in complete sentences. Ask and answer questions about the meanings of new words and phrases introduced through books, activities, and play.

History and Social Studies
Main Learning Expectations for Pre-Kindergarten (KG1) - Kindergarten (KG2) History and Social Science- Living, Learning, and Working Together. The purpose of the PreK-K curriculum is the development of the student's civic identity. At the Prekindergarten and kindergarten level, school, community, state, and country. The picture books chosen for reading, the stories told, and the songs they listen to are basic components of the curriculum. PreK-K students wants to listen to stories about the people and events. They will: become familiar with our national symbols to help them develop a civic identity; be able to tell or show what a map is and what a globe is; and learn the meaning of concepts, as, authority, fairness, justice, & responsibility.
Pre-K standards ask students to demonstrate an ability to ask questions; set up simple investigations; analyze evidence, observations, and data for patterns; and use evidence to explain or develop ideas about how phenomena work. Pre-K students will: (i) focus on experiencing and making observations of the world around them; (ii) begin to learn about their own environment as they observe plants and animals, the moon and the sun, and the daily weather; (iii) begin to experience their world through their senses and body parts; and (iv) investigate pitch and volume, shadow and light, liquids and solids, and how things move. They sort materials by simple observable properties such as texture and color and share their understanding of these concepts through discussion as they develop their language and quantitative skills. Prekindergarten students will also begin to develop their ability to perform important science and engineering practices such as Asking questions in science (e.g., raising questions and engaging in discussions). 
The Arabic language curriculum in kindergarten stage is based on three divisions which represent the main linguistic skills: Listening, Speaking, and Reading, as the learners start to learn hearing and conversation skills and apply them in various forms that suit the stage. As well as they exercise simple forms of reading skills as reading alphabet, words, and some simple words accompanied by pictures and graphics, and starting the first steps of writing by tracking the dotted words, or writing their names, or practice writing by drawing and express their thoughts and feelings through pictures and short phrases by the help of the teacher.

Islamic Studies (only applicable to children of Islamic faith)
The objective of teaching our students Islamic Education at this stage is to introduce the basics of Islam and get the necessary foundation on Islam. The foundation begins with knowing about Allah—the Creator. The best way to know about the Creator is to look at His creations. After forming a children's concept of Allah, the curriculum takes them to learning about Islam and Muslim. After finishing a few months of activities, the curriculum takes the children to an early understanding of the 5-Pillars of Islam to help them progress though other areas of curriculum in the coming years. Islamic festivals are presented through concept-building exercises and interactive activities; through many activities—writing, coloring, cutting, gluing, sorting, listening or sometimes simply playing.

UAE Social Studies
At the end of KG1, the student is expected to achieve the following learning outcomes; distinguish the pictures of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum — May Allah have mercy upon them, learn about the role of Sheikh Zayed — May Allah have mercy upon him — in establishing the Union, classify pictures of Emiratis and citizens from other countries based on national dress, deduce the importance of different professions in his/her life and identify cities of his/her country (Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm al-Quwain, Ras al-Khaimah, Fujairah).

Throughout the academic year students will learn how utilize their body movements to display characters and tell stories. With guidance students will investigate animal movements and their characteristics. This will play an imperative role in students learning to move and express themselves in various ways.  Music will be a core feature in their learning, exploring how it can make us feel and move. Music will be gathered from all genres and cultures encouraging students to be global thinkers. During lesson students will build their spatial awareness, a key skills as they progress through Drama. 
To Help facilitate with the students learning the units of inquiry will play an important part of their classroom experiences. Where appropriate the inquiry theme will be incorporated in lessons, aiming to use prior knowledge to assist and extend understanding. Students confidence will be a continuous develop and will look differently for each individual. There will be opportunities each lesson for students to perform to others as well as special occasions where some work may be presented to a wider audience. 

Students in KG1 begin their musical journey through exploration and discovery.  In music, we will break most activities down into a few categories that are often returned to week by week.  Students will move and listen to music, sing a variety of songs, play instruments, and create musical experiences.  
As we visit these overarching musical skills, students will be focusing on developing key skills that will help them throughout their musical lives. They will begin to focus on keeping a steady beat to different types and speeds of music (moving, clapping, playing instruments), gain confidence in their singing voices and sing alone and with others, learn about how sounds and made and changed, build their own instruments, develop literacy skills through song, and learn basic contrasting musical concepts (fast-slow, loud-soft).
Music lessons will also link, when appropriate, to the students Topics of Inquiry and their developing English skills.  Opportunities to perform in whole class environments will be available at different times throughout the year to build both a student’s personal and musical confidence.

The Visual Art curriculum in West Yas Academy focuses on four main areas: responding, connecting, creating and presenting. 
KG1 students will explore these areas artistically with a particular focus on line, shape, color and texture. 
KG1 students will learn to respond to images through discussions and descriptions using visual art language. They will interpret art by identifying and describing subject matter and relevant details. KG1 response will be focused around imagery based stories, poetry or artwork relating to each individual unit. These stimuli will allow students to engage in imagery and create individual, creative responses.  
KG1 students will create artwork that tells a story about a life experience. Such life experiences will be directly linked to the lines of inquiry explored in home rooms. KG1 students will engage in exploration and imaginative play with materials creating art in response to a stimulus. KG1 students will explore a variety of media to include; drawing, painting, ceramics, print and textiles.
Art work will be displayed and exhibited in the Art room and in the corridors of West Yas Academy for the wider school community to observe and enjoy every day. All Visual Art classes are directly linked with the lines of inquiry explored in home rooms. 

Health and Physical Education
Kindergarten students will be exploring their new surroundings while learning to control their bodies as they move independently. Students will work independently to increase their confidence in a variety of locomotor movements and gross motor skills. Throughout the year students will have the opportunity to use many different pieces of equipment as they participate in units of work such as; throwing and catching, striking, body movement, alternative activities, track and field, and vacation activities. Students will gradually be introduced to partner and team work, particularly through our house system and house events.