The focus of the Primary years is to lead our students through the successive stages of social, emotional and academic development. Our aim is to develop a community of responsible, independent and self motivated learners with an international perspective.
The Primary section offers educational programs from Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 6 based on the English National curriculum and our students are benchmarked against these standards. The Primary Section also provides Arabic, Islamic Studies and Social Studies from the Omani Curriculum, while non-native speakers of Arabic take Second Language Lessons.
Constructive play and exploration in Pre-Kindergarten provides a solid preparation for children moving into the more formal KG2 programme where early literacy, numeracy and the development of independent learning skills are the focus. As our students progress through the Primary grades they are exposed to a wider range of learning experiences within the core subject areas.
Clear goals and expectations are discussed with each student so that they are active participants in their own learning. Goal Setting Meetings, Student Led Conferences and Open Classrooms all help to motivate students and encourage them to develop responsibility for their learning. Learning at MIS is not limited to the classroom. Students participate in regular field trips, aimed at making authentic links between school and the world around them. Regular events and festivals promote our curriculum and are highly anticipated by students. While a comprehensive extracurricular program allows students to develop new interests and continue their learning outside the classroom.

Communication :

Home and School Communication

Good parent/teacher communication is vital to the education process. If you have a question, concern or complaint parents should first address matters of concern with the class teacher. If a satisfactory solution to any issue is not established then the matter should be raised with the Grade Leader and then to the Head of Primary.
Enquiries about administration, accounts, buses or transferring schools should be directed to the Reception staff in the Front Office.
The following avenues for communication between parents and school are in place:
• All pupils have a Home School Diary
• Class blogs and online portfolios
• Open classroom events
• School and class newsletters
• Various reporting formats, including parent/student/teacher conferences
• Parent information evenings
• The school website (Mis.edu.om)
• SMS messages to parents advising of important events

Contacting Teachers :

The home-school diary is the first method of communication between teacher and parent.
• Teachers will happily discuss small issues with parents in the playground at the beginning and end of the school day. If there are larger issues to discuss, we encourage parents to make an appointment to see the teacher at another time.
• Please phone the school if you wish to arrange a meeting with a teacher during the school day.
• All visitors to school must report to the Reception Desk first and collect a visitor’s badge.
• Teachers are not permitted to give out phone numbers or email addresses, so please don’t ask for them.

Contact with the Primary Leadership Team :

The Head of Primary deals with the operational aspects of the Primary section. Class teachers and Grade Leaders are the main channel of communication for any issues involving students.
Direct contact with the Grade Leaders should occur in any one of the following circumstances:
• you are unsatisfied with your discussion with the teacher regarding the matter concerning your child
• you feel the matter concerning your child is serious enough to warrant immediate action by the administration (i.e. by-passing stage one above)
• your concern is not with the normal classroom learning situation, but is of a general curricular, behavioral or school organizational nature
• you feel there is a sudden emergency situation and contact must be made
Should the need arise the Grade Leader will refer the parental concern to the Head of Primary

Newsletters:

Primary newsletters are published monthly and will be accessible in the Primary section of the website. It is available in Arabic and English. In addition to this Primary and grade notices are published on a weekly basis. Grade newsletters are sent home regularly, usually at the beginning of each unit. Please check your child’s bag for letters on a daily basis as important information may be sent out as an individual letter rather than awaiting inclusion in a newsletter.

Home-School Diaries:

Children in KG 0 to Grade 6 have Home School Communication Diary in which important information about the work being done in class, behaviour and homework is recorded. There is also a reading record in this book, where students and/or parents can keep track of reading which is done at home. Please remember to check the home-school diary daily and sign it weekly. Please check your child’s bag regularly to make sure they have given you any notes

SMS:

The school operates a text messaging service to advise of special events. Please ensure that we have your correct mobile number in our records.

Helping at Home:

Home learning tasks play an important part in consolidating your child’s attainment and developing good learning habits. Each week your child will receive a homework sheet that lists the objectives the class is currently focusing on and sometimes tasks related to these. The expectations for home learning differ between Grades as the children get older. Please speak to your child’s class teacher for Grade specific information. We recommend that all children read daily.

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Reading at Home:

Here at MIS we feel strongly about the importance of reading in every student’s life. Reading is the key that opens so many doors and we strive to ensure that all our students not only learn to read with confidence, but that they develop a love for reading and a respect for books that they will carry with them for the rest of their lives.
In each grade, students are expected to read every day for a minimum set amount of time in addition to homework. They may read any type of book they like and from any source; books from the library, books assigned by the teacher, books on the internet or books they have borrowed from friends. For younger students, parents and older siblings can assist them during the daily reading time as this will help continue to build their confidence in reading. For every night that they read, students must fill in information regarding what they have read and parents must sign for each night.

• Grade 1 & 2; students should read for a minimum of 10 minutes each night.
• Grade 3 - 6 ; students should read for a minimum of 20 minutes each night.

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Making Appointments:

If you have a question or concern parents should first address matters with the class teacher. If a satisfactory solution to any issue is not established then the matter should be raised with the Grade Leader and then to the Head of Primary.
Enquiries about administration, accounts, buses or transferring schools should be directed to the Reception staff in the Front Office.

Uniform & Appearance:

All pupils at M.I.S are expected to wear the correct school uniform. Failure to do so may result in your child being sent home from school.
Enquiries about administration, accounts, buses or transferring schools should be directed to the Reception staff in the Front Office.

Girl's Uniform:

• Navy blue trousers
• White blouse/shirt and a navy blue tabard
• Navy blue zip up jacket with the School Logo (optional, purchased from School Stores)
• Headscarf - white or navy blue
• Footwear – black, closed toe shoes with rubber soles. No heeled shoes and no trainers.
• A cap for outdoor play

Boy's Uniform:

• Navy blue trousers or shorts
• White Shirt
• Navy blue zip up jacket with the School Logo (optional, purchased from School Stores)
• Footwear – black, closed toe shoes with rubber soles. No trainers or football boots.
• A cap for outdoor play
Omani boys may wear either school uniform or National dress - grey dishdasha, kumma

P.E Kit:

Both boys and girls need to wear the following for P.E lessons.
• Coloured House t-shirt (Purchased from School Stores)
• Navy blue shorts or tracksuit trousers (Can be purchased from School Stores)
• Suitable sports trainers – correctly fitting, rubber soled. No football boots.

Swimming:

When it is your child’s turn to swim you will recieve a letter from their P.E teacher letting you know the dates for this and the items they need at school in order to participate.

Make-Up :

Nail varnish and make-up must not be worn.

Hair :

Hair should be kept neat and brushed well off the face. Girls’ long hair is to be tied back at all times. Boys’ hair should always be kept short, above the collar.

Jewellery :

Pupils may wear a watch to school. Girls with pierced ears may wear one pair of small stud/sleeper earrings. All other pierced jewellery is not accepted. The school is not responsible for jewellery items misplaced or lost at school. All watches and earrings must be removed before the pupils can take part in P.E lessons. Please do not allow your child to wear earrings to school on P.E days if they cannot remove their earrings themselves.
Clothing with logos or slogans are not permitted at school. Exaggerated, provocative, unusual or colored hair styles / footwear / jewellery / appearance are not considered appropriate for school and will not be accepted. Students will be sent home.

School Bags :

Children should bring their belongings to school in a suitable bag. It must be a bag that can be worn on their back and must be suitable to carry school books without damaging them. All children including Grade 1 are expected to carry their own belongings so please ensure their bags are not too heavy. When visiting the Library children must have a blue school library bag (purchased from the School Stores) in order to borrow books.

General Dress Code for Parents and Visitors :

As M.I.S is a public place, all parents and visitors are kindly asked to comply with the normal clothing conventions of Oman. Shorts above the knee, tops that do not cover shoulders and tight fitting clothing are inappropriate and may cause offence. Especially during the month of Ramadan we ask you to dress conservatively and cover up as much as possible.

Forms:

-ICT consent
- Trip consent

Philosophy:

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Cel's:

What are CEL’s (Common Essential Learnings)
• CELs are a set of 10 personal qualities which describe a broad range of human capacities and responsibilities that go beyond academic success, and are interwoven to help support the students’ in achieving their academic and personal goals.
• CELs imply a commitment to help all members of the school community learn to respect themselves, others and the world around them.
Through this focus our students are striving to be:
• Knowledgeable
• Inquisitive
• Thinkers
• Adventurous
• Communicators
• Principled
• Open-Minded
• Persistent
• Compassionate
• Reflective

WHY TEACH C.E.L.s?
• Supporting and developing the unique and universal nature of human learning requires a curriculum framework which responds to both the academic and social/emotional needs of the students.
• To help every child develop all aspects of their character in order to achieve their full potential.
• To develop internationally minded people who recognise their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet.

After-school Activities:

At M.I.S we understand the importance of extra-curricular activities. Each year a variety of different after school activities are offered to pupils in Grades 1-6. These are determined by the availability of teachers to organize a particular activity.
At the start of each term an After School Activities booklet is sent home detailing the activities that are available and the Grades that can participate. Pupils’ along with their parents are asked to fill in their requests on the form provided and return it to their class teacher.
Every effort is made to provide pupils with the activity of their choice, however some activities are very popular in which case we will operate a waiting list system. Pupils are expected to attend all sessions of their activity for the full period it is offered as holding a place but not attending may cause someone else from missing out.

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Student Leadership:

We believe in the personal growth and development of every student. Opportunities for student leadership provide a forum for students to work collaboratively with teachers in some areas of decision-making. Leadership roles include informal classroom based responsibilities and formal school wide roles. Formal positions include school captain, House captain andStudent council representatives in Grades 3-6.

Grade 1:

In Grade 1, we learn through active and experiential approaches to the topics we are studying. Our learning topics range from Pirates to All Around the World, from Fairytales to Space and more, which gives children exposure to the whole British curriculum through exciting and varied themes. We make connections to the world around us so that learning is relevant and meaningful to life outside the classroom.

A key learning area in grade 1 occurs in the daily practice of interactive phonics sessions, where children are taught the phonetic sounds in words, which develops their early reading and writing skills. Children learn to decode and blend words, allowing them to access fiction and non-fiction books and stories, which forms another important aspect of the curriculum. In Grade 1, we celebrate a range of literature from traditional tales to poetry and incorporate role play and performance to engage, motivate and involve the children. By practically exploring literature, children experience the words on a page coming to life, which subsequently fosters a lifelong love for reading.

We also enjoy using concrete resources as often as possible, and particularly in maths. By practically experimenting with numbers in real life problems, children learn to explain their thinking in more detail as they manipulate the resources. Similarly, we use a hands-on approach in art, music, PSHE, and drama to explore concepts. Through first-hand experience, children learn more effectively and, as a grade, we enjoy memorable and significant understanding. We aim for our children to have a deeper level of learning and gain a greater understanding of the concepts behind abstract themes and topics.

In Grade 1, we have several opportunities for families to share in our journey. There are several themed days throughout the academic year, as well as school trips and open classrooms for parents to come and see us learning. Also, Grade 1 use the SeeSaw app on a daily basis to share our everyday learning with parents, and this is a great communication tool for interacting with your child’s teacher. We are always happy to liaise with parents and have an open door policy for any issues or matters arising. Please feel free to be in touch online or in the communication diary. The fun and learning is never ending in Grade 1, and we invite you to become a part of our adventure!

Grade 2:

In Grade 2 we provide pupils with a balanced and broad based curriculum. We take our learning objectives directly from the English National Curriculum and teach them through six cross curricular topics. This allows skills and subject knowledge to be applied and put into a more meaningful context. We aim to develop our students to be responsible, autonomous and enthusiastic learners and provide them with the opportunities to reach their full potential.

Throughout the year parents will be invited into the classroom where the students will showcase their learning. Parents will also have the opportunity to meet with the teachers throughout the academic year for Goal Setting and pupil progress meetings. We strongly encourage parents to be a part of their child’s learning journey and complete activities at home to support the learning in class. To enrich and enhance their learning, students will also have the opportunity to participate in educational visits including The New Omani National Museum, Shatti beach and a wadi.

All classes in Grade 2 currently use the Class Dojo app which provides a safe place to document the student’s learning. It also allows parents to be more involved in their child’s learning and is a good form of communication between parents and teachers. Photographs of the students, notes and reminders are posted on a daily basis. We encourage all parents to connect with us on Class Dojo to ensure that they are completely involved in their child’s learning journey.

We value the opportunity to talk to parents. If you do have any queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the class teacher by writing a note on Class Dojo or in the pink communication diary. We will respond in writing or arrange a time to meet if necessary.

Grade 3:

In Grade 3 we provide pupils with a balanced and broad based curriculum. We take our learning objectives directly from the English National Curriculum and teach them through six cross curricular topics. This allows skills and subject knowledge to be applied and put into a more meaningful context. We aim to develop our students to be responsible, autonomous and enthusiastic learners and provide them with the opportunities to reach their full potential.

Throughout the year parents will be invited into the classroom where the students will showcase their learning. Parents will also have the opportunity to meet with the teachers throughout the academic year for Goal Setting and pupil progress meetings. We strongly encourage parents to be a part of their child’s learning journey and complete activities at home to support the learning in class. To enrich and enhance their learning, students will also have the opportunity to participate in educational visits including The New Omani National Museum, Shatti beach and the PDO Planetarium.

All classes in Grade 3 currently use the SeeSaw app which provides a safe place to document the student’s learning. It also allows parents to be more involved in their child’s learning and is a good form of communication between parents and teachers. Photographs of the students, notes and reminders are posted on a daily basis. We encourage all parents to connect with us on SeeSaw to ensure that they are completely involved in their child’s learning journey.

We value the opportunity to talk to parents. If you do have any queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the class teacher by writing a note on SeeSaw or in the pink communication diary. We will respond in writing or arrange a time to meet if necessary.

Grade 4:

Grade 4 at M.I.S. experience a very exciting and engaging academic year. In our first term we learn about the features of report writing and use the Uefa Champions League as a vehicle to deliver a stimulating unit of study. Children have the opportunity to try out their journalism skills first hand and have had the privilege to interview a footballing legend and two time European Cup winner, Alan Kennedy. Grade 4 then turn our focus to ‘Our Environment’ and investigate the pros and cons of urbanisation and how this has impacted wildlife and their habitats. Grade 4 benefit from numerous field trips during this unit to help bring the topic to life. Term 2 is equally exciting with our Topics ‘Rock On’ and ‘Maroo Of The Winter Caves’. During the ‘Rock On’ unit, students will learn about the Earth and what it is made from, how rocks are formed and constantly changing through the rock cycle. Oman provides the perfect location for such a topic as we are surrounded by geological beauty and we go and collect samples of the different types of rocks. Our second topic in term two is all about prehistoric cultures and technologies. Children investigate how prehistoric cultures adapted to survive during harsh condition, and developed tools and weapons. During this unit Grade 4 have an overnight camp at a prehistoric site, where they can collect samples of flint that have been knapped thousands of years ago to make tools. During our final term students learn about famous scientists and their theories and laws about forces. Students get a hands on opportunity to apply these forces. Our last topic of the year is called ‘Authors’ and students investigate some of the great pieces of literature that has been written over the years and create book reviews for all to share.

Grade 5:

Grade 5 is a pivotal year at MIS as students are urged and encouraged into being independent, creative and enquiry based learners. Students are expected to think for themselves and use initiative, working in small groups, as a class and as a year group. We have a focus on practical skills and learning for life, giving all children the opportunity to develop as a whole person, gaining in confidence and self-esteem.

Our first topic, ‘Knowing me, Knowing you’, kicks things off with lots of ice-breaking activities and confidence building tasks. We then delve into the mysteries of Unit 2, with an unusual book called ‘Tuesday’, involving police reports, journalism and flying frogs! This topic is hugely successful and students experience many different learning platforms in a creative style, including using tablets to make movies. To round off this topic we visited Qur’um Park as part of our cross-curricular approach. This emphasis on thematic learning allows for school trips every unit, including a residential trip for Unit 4, promoting survival skills and team work.

Munch, Crunch, what’s for lunch, allows us to eat breakfast together at the Sultan Centre in Qur’um, host a bake sale and hold an open classroom outside! All children are highly involved in this topic and it’s great for our work on CELs (Common Essential Learning’s) to work as team and a community collectively. This focus on diet and food lends itself ideally to incorporate practical food preparation and cooking, into the classroom, giving students the opportunity to develop their culinary skills and appreciation of good food; another thread that we promote and develop throughout the academic year.

A new initiative in Grade 5 this term has been to celebrate our handwriting and to take pride in our work. We issue Pen Licenses in our monthly grade assembly as part of celebrating success. Students can wear their badge with pride and have the opportunity to write in pen, should they wish to.

Whole grade use of the Seesaw app, allows us all to view just how busy our children are each day and be directly involved with the diverse education program that we offer. Parental involvement is vital in grade 5 and using technology to keep in touch promotes our 21st Century approach to teaching and learning. Your support is much appreciated and we look forward to working with you and your child.

Grade 6:

In Grade 6 we provide pupils with a balanced and broad based curriculum. We take our learning objectives directly from the English National Curriculum and teach them through six cross curricular topics. This allows skills and subject knowledge to be applied and put into a more meaningful context. We aim to develop our students to be responsible, autonomous and enthusiastic learners and provide them with the opportunities to reach their full potential.

Throughout the year parents will be invited into the classroom where the students will showcase their learning. Parents will also have the opportunity to meet with the teachers throughout the academic year for Goal Setting and pupil progress meetings. We strongly encourage parents to be a part of their child’s learning journey and complete activities at home to support the learning in class.

Grade 6 students benefit from participation in a wide range of leadership opportunities. These range from taking on roles of responsibility in the classroom or around school to key elected positions. Each year our School Council representatives and House Captains are elected by their peers.

Our Primary School Council holds fortnightly meetings to discuss key aspects of school life and share feedback they have received from pupils. They play an important role in seeking solutions to help make the school even better. In recent years the School Council have organised a stall at the school’s popular Charity carnival and have liaised with the Chair of the Parent Teacher Association.

Our House Captains hold regular meetings to organise fun events, providing leadership and support during a number of inter-house competitions such as sports days.

To enrich and enhance their learning, students will also have the opportunity to take part in residential fieldtrips. For example, Grade 6 spend one night in the desert, enjoying the facilities of Sama Al Wasil Desert Camp to explore this unique environment.They will have the opportunity to experience a second, two night residential field trip in the mountains, taking part in a trek to identify fossil evidence here in Oman.

All classes in Grade 6 currently use the Google Classroom app which provides a safe place to document the students’ learning and set assignments for Homework and encourages the students to be even more proactive in their learning. Moreover, it also allows parents to also actively engage in their child’s learning. Photographs of the students, notes and reminders are also posted.

We value the opportunity to maintain a 3 way conference – student, parent, teacher – throughout the year, in order to maintain a positive, learning focused climate. We have seen the tremendous value of the planned conferences which are held in the Primary department. If you do have any queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the school’s administration department to make an appointment with your class teacher.

In Grade 6, we take the opportunity to link into events happening in KS3 and also plan to visit departments again to enhance our learning programme. Examples of this are the annual KS3 Science Quiz which includes a team from Grade 6 and opportunities to have demonstration lessons in the Science laboratory - all of which helps to smooth the transition period through into KS3.

Pre Kg:

During the Kindergarten years at MIS, the children follow the Early Years Foundation Stage. This involves a strong emphasis on learning through play both child initiated and planned. The curriculum is delivered through a combination of whole class activities, adult led focused activities and child initiated activities.

At MIS, we seek to develop each child’s potential, starting in the early years, through a broad and balanced curriculum in a secure and caring environment.

All our staff consider ourselves to be partners in your children’s learning. The activities that you do at home with your child are important in supporting their learning and development and have a lasting effect on your child’s learning as they progress through school, such as reading, singing nursery rhymes, cooking and baking.

Throughout the year, there will be opportunities for you to meet the teachers for both information evenings and consultations about your child. The KG department has a very open door policy where you are free to make appointments at any time to meet with your child’s teacher should you need to.

As well as the academic side, your child will be involved in trips to Qurm Park, Funtazmo and a police station to name a few examples. More information on trips will be given closer to the date.

Detailed information about the curriculum and other aspects of the school can be found throughout the rest of the website or please feel free to come and see one of the staff if you have any queries.

MUSCAT INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL: 2016-2017 UNITS of STUDY

UNIT OF STUDY OVERVIEW: 2016 – 2017:GRADE 2

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ALL ABOUT US

In this unit, students will be learning all about themselves and their classmates. From this, they will produce personal poems, profiles and journals that are all about who they are.

UNIT OF FOCUS:

English (writing)
English (reading)
Science
Creative Arts
Social/PSHE
Historical/Geographical

UNIT CONTENT:

ENGLISH :

  • SPEAKING and LISTENING: Poems about ourselves, different sentence types with a focus on interviews with people and questionnaires.


  • SPELLING: Long vowel phonemes


  • GRAMMAR & PUNCTUATION: Reviewing capital letters, full stops, question marks and exclamation marks and corresponding sentence types, nouns.


  • WRITING: Poems, sentence types; statements, questions, exclamations, commands, questionnaires, profiles


  • READING: Poems, sentence types; statements, questions, exclamations, commands, questionnaires, profiles


  • MATHEMATICS :

  • NUMBERS: Place value


  • MENTAL MATHS: Counting and ordering numbers to 100 / place value.


  • MEASUREMENT: Length / height.


  • SHAPE, SPACE and MEASURES:2D Shapes, Lines of symmetry, Length and Height


  • SCIENCE :

  • SCIENTIFIC ENQUIRY: Classify different kinds of animal babies, learn about the basic needs that are shared by humans and animals and research differing needs of animals within our care.


  • EXPERIMENT: Exploration of the need for humans to eat a varied diet, to keep themselves clean and to take regular exercise.


  • LIFE PROCESSES and LIVING THINGS: Children learn about how humans and other animals are born, grow and change, and what we need to survive and be healthy. Children will keep a journal to reflect this.


  • CREATIVE ARTS :

  • VISUAL ARTS: Portraits/profiles of ourselves and our families


  • MUSIC: Perform poems


  • DRAMA: Write a role play of scenarios of unhealthy diet / lack of exercise


  • DANCE: Healthy body dance


  • ICT:

  • PROGRAMS: Paint program skills


  • PSHE:

  • CONTENT FOCUS: Keeping safe in and out of school


  • END OF UNIT PROJECT/ACTIVITY:

  • PROJECT/ACTIVITY: Portraits and profiles: ‘All About Us’


  • OPEN CLASSROOM:

  • ACTIVITY/PRESENTATION: Gallery Exhibition: ‘All About Us’


  • Field Trip:

  • PLACE: Gallery


  • ACTIVITY: To view and explore Omani heritage, portraits and their artists


  • UNIT OF STUDY OVERVIEW: 2016 – 2017:GRADE 3

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    THE TWITS

    This unit will focus on writing simple sentences, using correct punctuation and recognising word classes.

    UNIT OF FOCUS:

    English (writing)
    English (reading)
    Science
    Creative Arts
    Social/PSHE
    Historical/Geographical

    UNIT CONTENT:

    ENGLISH :

  • SPEAKING and LISTENING: Oral book reviews, recreating The Twits story in dialogue and drama performances.


  • WRITING: Character Descriptions, Setting Description, Adventure Stories, Instructional Writing (revolting recipes).


  • SPELLING: Spelling intervention, Phonics screening in week 1; suffixes, Adding i sound spelt y, The u sound spelt ou, prefix –un.


  • GRAMMAR & PUNCTUATION: Conjunctions, adjectives, time connectives.


  • READING: Guided Reading, Extracts from The Twits, reading and following instructions


  • MATHEMATICS :

  • NUMBERS: Mental calculation strategies for addition, number bonds to 10, 20, 100 more and less than, adding multiples of 10 and 100, adding one digit numbers to tens and units (bridging through ten), subtracting one digit numbers to tens and units (bridging through ten).


  • MENTAL MATHS: Bonds to 20, doubles, multiples of numbers, counting in tens.


  • SCIENCE :

  • SCIENTIFIC ENQUIRY: Exploring questions related to teeth and diet.


  • EXPERIMENT: Eggshell investigation – which liquids do the most damage to tooth enamel.


  • LIFE PROCESSES and LIVING THINGS: Nutrition, healthy teeth, animals’ diets.


  • CREATIVE ARTS :

  • VISUAL ARTS: Drawing and sketching.


  • DRAMA: Twit sketches/ hot seating.


  • ICT:

  • MS OFFICE: Word; Orientation of key board – changing font size, colour, bold and italic.


  • EDUCATIONCITY: On-going – link to homework.


  • SOCIAL STUDIES:

  • CONTENT FOCUS: Our School Community – important people, who are they?


  • CONTENT FOCUS: Orienting our school – people and place. Orienting our school – maps and plans.


  • PSHE:

  • CONTENT FOCUS: Relationships (SEAL).


  • CONTENT FOCUS: Target setting.


  • Field Trip:

  • PLACE: Qurm Park/Mutrah Park


  • ACTIVITY: Healthy picnic.


  • UNIT OF STUDY OVERVIEW: 2016 – 2017:GRADE 4

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    SPORTS REPORTS

    Children will explore and learn all about a championship tournament in a different sport each year; rugby, football, gymnastics. Throughout the championship play, the children will learn about the rules of the sport, the different teams, the game’s history, and all about the players. From this information, the children will create a highlights programme complete with a running colour commentary.

    UNIT OF FOCUS:

    English (writing)
    English (reading)
    Science
    Creative Arts
    Social/PSHE
    Historical/Geographical

    UNIT CONTENT:

    ENGLISH :

  • SPEAKING and LISTENING: Commentary of events and performance and analysis.


  • WRITING: Note taking and script writing.


  • READING: online biographies of participants, reports on the championships and other examples of sports reports.


  • GRAMMAR: Present simple and continuous versus past simple.


  • SPELLING: Doubling letters for continuous ‘ing’ and past tense ‘ed’ forms.


  • MATHEMATICS :

  • NUMBER: place value, multiplying and dividing by 10 and 100, working on instant recall with basic facts, mental strategies with forum operations, problem solving and mental maths.


  • SHAPE, SPACE and MEASURES: Proportions, symmetry, reflection and length measurements.


  • SCIENCE :

  • LIFE PROCESSES and LIVING THINGS: the skeletal and muscular system and how they work along with joints to let the body move.


  • CREATIVE ARTS :

  • VISUAL ARTS: drawing body parts; to proportion, in motion, and x-ray. Create and design origami jerseys.


  • SOCIAL STUDIES :

  • GEOGRAPHY: Study Europe; countries, languages, food, capital, statistics.


  • iPADS(iTC):

  • PROJECT/ACTIVITY/APPs: Create news reports/broadcasts using various apps; iMovie, voice recorder, Morpho, Explain Everything, Coach’s Eye.


  • PSHE:

  • FOCUS: Sportsmanship, abiding by rules, healthy lifestyle.


  • END OF UNIT PROJECT/ACTIVITY:

  • PROJECT/ACTIVITY: Video performance of; highlights programme of championship, commentary of performances and analysis.


  • Field Trip:

  • PLACE: Sultan Qaboos Stadium and Seeb Stadium


  • ACTIVITY: See behind the scenes.


  • UNIT OF STUDY OVERVIEW: 2016 – 2017:GRADE 5

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    MUNCH,CRUNCH,WHAT’S FOR LUNCH?

    An exciting unit focused on keeping healthy and healthy living.Instructions and persuasive language will be developed to help students persuade others to take up a healthier lifestyle.Students will also learn about what goes into our food and will be extracting data from ingredients; with a particular focu on sugar intake and fruit and vegetable consumption.

    UNIT OF FOCUS:

    English (writing)
    English (reading)
    Science
    Creative Arts
    Social/PSHE
    Historical/Geographical
    Mathematical

    UNIT CONTENT:

    ENGLISH :

  • SPEAKING and LISTENING: Explaining instructions. Debating and arguing a point. Making something in class using and following instructions.


  • WRITING: Writing instructions.Using persuasive language in a poster and letter.


  • SPELLING:Spelling journal/Keywords.


  • GRAMMAR & PUNCTUATION:Connectives and imperative verbs.


  • READING: Reading and following instructions.


  • MATHEMATICS :

  • NUMBERS: Measurement using decimals.Division using the bus-stop method.Addition and subtraction (2, 3 & 4 digit numbers, including decimals).


  • MENTAL MATHS: Weekly practise and multiples.


  • SHAPES, SPACE and MEASURES:Nets.Measurement using decimals.

  • HANDLING DATA:Bar graphs and Venn diagrams.


  • SCIENCE :

  • SCIENTIFIC ENQUIRY:Looking at client examples and extracting data from a food survey.Tracking what we eat.


  • LIFE PROCESSES and LIVING THINGS: Healthy eating and healthy lifestyle. How animals are grouped. Physical fitness & health. Circulatory system.


  • CREATIVE ARTS :

  • VISUAL ARTS: Creating still life and fruit faces using a variety of mediums.


  • iPADS(iTC):

  • PROJECT: Research food groups using the Argus app.


  • ICT:

  • PROGRAMS: Sketch-up a 2D & 3D modelling program.


  • PSHE:

  • CONTENT FOCUS: World religions.


  • CONTENT FOCUS: Citizenship.


  • END OF UNIT PROJECT/ACTIVITY:

  • PROJECT/ACTIVITY: Healthy Bake Sale for all of Primary Section.


  • OPEN CLASSROOM:

  • ACTIVITY/PRESENTATION: How fit and healthy are we? A series of activities held on the greenfield to measure pulse rate.


  • Field Trip:

  • PLACE: Sultan Centre.


  • ACTIVITY: Data searching on the shop floor – price and ingredients checks – and eating a healthy breakfast together.


  • UNIT OF STUDY OVERVIEW: 2016 – 2017:GRADE 6

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    THRILLER

    Students will be reading action/suspense thrillers and spy stories. From these stories, they will be creating their own short stories in the same genre.Students will also create a dance or drama sketch based on their short stories.

    UNIT OF FOCUS:

    English (writing)
    English (reading)
    Science
    Creative Arts
    Social/PSHE
    Historical/Geographical
    Mathematical

    UNIT CONTENT:

    ENGLISH :

  • SPEAKING and LISTENING: Reading and performing their play scripts.


  • WRITING: Plan, draft and write a short spy/action thriller story,using foreshadowing for suspense.Write a playscript based on their own spy/action thrillers.


  • SPELLING: Grade 6 spelling list.


  • GRAMMAR & PUNCTUATION: Content associated with the texts.


  • READING: Guided reading of spy/action thrillers (Stormbreaker,Tomorrow When the War Began, etc).


  • MATHEMATICS :

  • NUMBERS: Place value and ordering numbers. Addition, subtraction, multiplication division and problem solving.


  • MENTAL MATHS: Addition,subtraction,multiplication,division and problem solving.


  • SHAPES, SPACE and MEASURES:Using formulas to calculate area, volume and perimeter. Converting between units of measurement.
  • SCIENCE :

  • LIFE PROCESSES and LIVING THINGS: Body systems; circulatory, respiratory, nervous, immune, endocrine, muscular, skeletal, integumentary, reproductive, excretory and lymphatic m.


  • CREATIVE ARTS :

  • DRAMA: Create a script and perform a short play based on their spy/action thriller short story.


  • DANCE: Choreograph a dance sequence based on their spy/action thriller short story.


  • iPADS(iTC):

  • PROJECT/ACTIVITY/APPs: Electronic journals; journal the dance choreography using pictures, sound and videos with an application of the students’ choice.


  • ICT:

  • WEBSITE:Filmeeducation – exploration of light and other techniques for cinemascope, eg. Villan filmed with light and specific angles for effect .


  • PSHE:

  • CONTENT FOCUS: Building learning power, focus on the C.E.L.s


  • END OF UNIT PROJECT/ACTIVITY:

  • PROJECT/ACTIVITY: Develop an exercise and diet booklet for a spy to keep in shape. Create a life-size training obstacle course for spies.


  • Field Trip:

  • PLACE:Royal Opera House.


  • ACTIVITY: Behind the scenes at the Opera House.


  • N/A

    CREATIVE ARTS OVERVIEW STATEMENT FOR GRADE 1-6

    At MIS, students in the Primary section engage in a variety of creative arts activities, including visual arts, drama and music. Like all subjects in the Primary section, creative arts is integrated within the Units of Study and allow students to explore and use their creative side to enhance their learning. We seek to engage, inspire and challenge students by equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art. Students explore a variety of ideas and record these experiences through the arts while at the same time gaining proficiency in drawing, painting, sculpting, creative movement, acting, speaking, singing and instrumental work. Through the creative arts programme, students continue to develop their ability to think critically and creatively, evaluate and analyse, and express their ideas using the language of the arts in order to develop a more complex understanding of art as a personal and human endeavour. Students also explore how the various forms of art both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of people around the world.

    ENGLISH OVERVIEW STATEMENT FOR GRADE 1-6

    English has a pre-eminent place in the Primary curriculum at MIS as we recognise that a high-quality education in English will teach students to speak and write fluently so that they can communicate their ideas and emotions to others and through their reading and listening, others can communicate with them. Therefore, the overarching aim of English in the Primary Section at MIS is to promote a high standard of language and literacy by equipping students with a strong command of the spoken and written word, and to develop every student’s love of literature through widespread reading. At MIS, we endeavour to ensure that all of our students can read easily, fluently and with a good understanding of a large range of texts, and develop the lifelong habit of reading widely and often, for both pleasure and information. Students are also supported in acquiring a rich vocabulary and developing a good understanding of grammar and knowledge of linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language. Students are given a large range of opportunities to develop their writing skills and are supported to ensure their writing is clear, accurate and coherent, and that they can adapt their language and style in and for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences. Along with reading and writing, students are also given various opportunities to improve their spoken language skills through discussions designed around learning opportunities where students are able to elaborate and explain clearly their understanding and ideas. We seek to provide our students with the competence and confidence needed in the art of speaking and listening by providing opportunities for making formal presentations, demonstrating to others and participating in debates.

    ICT OVERVIEW STATEMENT FOR GRADE 1-6

    A high-quality computing education equips students to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. At MIS we understand that computing has deep links with mathematics, science, and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems, and for this reason, we look to integrate the ICT programme across the full range of subjects. Within the subject itself, the students are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work, and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. Buildings on this knowledge and understanding, students are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content. Computing at MIS also ensures that students become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology – at a level suitable for the future workplace and as an active and safe participant in a digital world. The aim of our programme is to ensure that all students can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstractions, logic, algorithms and data representation. We also aim to support our students in understanding how to analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experiences of writing computer programs in order to solve problems. Students also gain the ability to evaluate and apply technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems. In the end, students in the Primary section are supported in becoming a responsible, competent, confident and creative user of information and communication technology.

    MATHEMATICS OVERVIEW STATEMENT FOR GRADE 1-6

    At MIS we see Mathematics as a creative and highly inter-connected discipline that has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems. It is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment. Through a high-quality Mathematics education at MIS, we strive to provide our students with a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject. We endeavour to ensure our students become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that they develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately. Students are guided through mathematical reasoning by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language. Students also explore how to solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and nonroutine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions. The programmes of study in mathematics are, by necessity, organised into apparently distinct domains, but students learn to make rich connections across mathematical ideas to develop fluency, mathematical reasoning, and competence in solving increasingly sophisticated problems so as to be able to apply their mathematical knowledge to science, other subjects and within the wider scope of life

    P.E. OVERVIEW STATEMENT FOR GRADE 1-6

    We, at MIS, endeavour to provide our students with a broad and rich physical education curriculum which inspires all of our students to be successful in general physical activities, participate in competitive sports and other physical demanding activities and develop a healthy lifestyle. We also see physical education as an integral part of instilling in our students, through competing in sports and developing their own physical confidence, values such as fairness and respect along with other aspects of the C.E.L.s. Our overall aim is to support each student to develop his/her competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities, become physically active for sustained periods of time, engage in competitive sports and activities and lead a healthy, active lifestyle.

    SCIENCE OVERVIEW STATEMENT FOR GRADE 1-6

    In Primary, we endeavour to provide our students with a high-quality science curriculum which provides the foundations for understanding the world them. Students explore the areas of life processes and living things, the physical world and its processes, and have an opportunity to develop an understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of science enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions. We also endeavour to equip our students with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future. Through building up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts, students are encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. They are encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes.