Language Arts provides a comprehensive set of progressive learning objectives for English at primary level. The course is presented in five areas which include phonics, spelling and vocabulary, and grammar and punctuation. Other areas are reading, writing, and listening and speaking.Goal
- To enable learners to communicate confidently and effectively and develop critical skills in order to respond, arrange information, media and tests with enjoyment and understanding.
- Is dedicated to developing learners who are confident, responsible, innovative and engaged in their active creative journey.
- To encourage learners to acquire, gain and develop knowledge, vocabulary extension, research skills, and communication skills contributing to the world around them and to provide skills base to facilitate further study.
The required teaching time for Language Arts in each year of the program is at least of 250 hours. In this subject group, students can engage with exciting, stimulating and personally relevant topics and issues by linking it to their everyday activities in comparison to historical events or activities.
Students are introduced to the topic or theme through a brainstorming activity or debate, and then led into the main theme to be dealt with.
Learners move to comprehension activities either in their workbook or group activities in order to practice and get a deeper understanding on what they have attained.Assessment
Formative assessment helps evaluate the students in their individual skill areas as part of the learning process rather than in a specially designed testing period. This is made possible through a totally activity based pedagogy pushing the student:
- to listen with purpose to a variety of inputs,
- to read and understand various text types,
- to speak on contemporary age appropriate topics,
- to write on a range of topics in acceptable , error-free English.
Summative assessment is done through a holistic approach on all the units or lessons covered at a given period, such as monthly tests and end-of- term examinations.
Mathematics program from grade 1 to grade 5 aims to equip our students with the mathematical skills they will need to succeed on a global marketplace, by helping them develop confidence, responsibility, reflexion, innovation and engagement in their skills to problem-solving and attain a holistic understanding of the subject.
Practically, through this program, we encourage and enable learners to think mathematically and be creative and confident in using mathematics from an early age.
At the primary level, our program deals with numbers, measures (logic of quantity), geometry (shapes), arrangement (series and number sequences) and data handling.Goals
- Encourage the application of mathematical thinking through numerous questions and activities to develop problems-solving.
- Assist students in developing cognitive thinking by focusing on problem-solving skills.
- Improve the generic and higher order thinking skills in learners.
The required teaching time for mathematics in each year of the program is a least 120 hours. Learners are given opportunities to interact with the teacher and with their classmates in an interactive way.
Formative assessment helps us in monitoring continuously students’ progress, in reflecting over one’s shortcomings, and thus provides regular feedback to both teacher and student for reflection and remedy.
Summative assessment provides an evaluation of a student’s progress, enables teachers to measure a student’s learning over a period of time by monthly tests and end-of-term graded examinations.
Institut AURORA uses THE CAMBRIDGE PRIMARY SCIENCE series as its content meets the international standards. This curriculum has an easy navigation and helps teachers ensure that curriculum is covered. The teacher’s resource, the learner’s book, the learner’s workbook and worksheets are fun, flexible and easy to use as course material.
Natural science is defined as any of the sciences that deal with matter, energy, and their interrelations and transformations or with objectively measurable phenomena. It covers the sciences collectively that are involved in the study of the physical world and its phenomena, including biology, physics, chemistry, and geology, but excluding social sciences, abstract or theoretical sciences, such as mathematics, and applied sciences
Our primary science program aims
- To make young students understand and appreciate science and its implications
- To cultivate analytical, inquiring and flexible minds that pose questions, solve problems, construct explanations and judge arguments
- To initiate students in the scientific method
- To make young students aware of the need of communication and collaboration
- To develop scientific language
- To develop sensitivity towards the living and non-living environments
- To raise awareness of the relativity of scientific truth
Science is taught at least 72 hours a year in combined teaching methods (whole class lesson led by the teacher, interactive lessons, group or pair work, followed by individual work) since learners have different learning styles. An inquiry-based style of teaching and learning is stimulated, with the Scientific Enquiry objectives integrated throughout to encourage learning of these skills alongside the scientific concepts.
We encourage learners to speak during science sessions to develop scientific language and communication skills.
Formative assessmenthelps us in monitoring continuously students’ progress, in reflecting over one’s shortcomings, and thus provides regular feedback to both teacher and student for reflection and remedy.Summative assessment, on the other side, provides a continuous evaluation of a student’s progress over a period of time by monthly tests and end-of-term graded examinations.