Early Years

Qatar Academy Msheireb recognizes the importance of Early Years as a time when the foundations for future learning are established. During the early years the brain and body develop faster than at any other point in a child’s life, with a rapid rate of development in the physical, emotional, social and cognitive domains. At QAM PS3 and PS4 students are immersed in a rich dual-language learning environment, spending half their time in each of English and Arabic homerooms. The pedagogical approach in the early years is play-based, as play is the vehicle for inquiry and learning for our three and four year olds. Student agency, skill development, literacy, numeracy and social-emotional learning is fostered through intentionally crafted opportunities for students to engage in purposeful play, developing IB Learner Profile attributes, fine and gross motor skills, as well as strong oral language proficiency which is foundational for the acquisition of reading and writing skills.

 

Early Years Curriculum