Arabic language at JPS
Our vision in Arabic
- To enable each student to learn the knowledge of the language - Arabic language in his/ her life and speak and write it fluently.
- In Arabic, we have 40 minutes of each session, 4 times per week for non - Arabic speakers, and 5 times for native Arabic speaker.
- We have teachers who are friendly and kindly teaching Arabic in school.
- We have specialized one class room for the Arab students to learn Arabic curriculum. In addition, we use the regular class rooms for non - Arabs.
- We also include attention to detail in our curriculum for the different occasions like national day.
- We have assessment plans and examinations for students in Arabic language.
From the beginning of term 2, all Arabic for native speaker students will go to the library once a week during their Arabic class.
- We also encourage the child to be better in Arabic reading. This year JPS opens a new section in the school library, specially for Arabic stories.
- We use display board around the school to display childrens’ work.
- To enhance communication, we use different skills like Arabic games, drama, dialog, art and craft and special project for subjects.
We use the Ministry curriculum for KS1 and KS2. For teaching also we use Arabic stories to teach children to reading and writing. We use internet, smart boards and wipe boards.
We prepare and plan different activates for ASAs for KS1and KS2 for example:
1- Arabic songs: Our objective is to train students to sing, dance and have fun.
2- Arabic stories: Choosing suitable stories according to the children’s age and explaining them, in order to encourage the children to read, understand and develop some related activities.
3- Calligraphy: Two types of fonts (Rokaa and Nassekh) will be chosen and written by the teacher, therefore the students will have the chance to watch, imitate and practice.
4- Arabic cartoons: Students will be watching Arabic animated videos, then the teacher will ask a variety of questions related to what they have watched (how many Arabic words and simple sentences they have realized) then they will be asked to develop creative activities.
5- Arabic games: The students will get involved and will enjoy different games, such as hang man, snakes and ladders , puzzles, video games etc.
6- Arabic Traditional Dancing: Since the students will be dancing on Arabic songs, this will help them hear more Arabic start to get familiar with the language.
Hence, Arabic language teaching and learning holds an integral place at JPS.