The English Language Program at MNS is one that students and parents take pride in. Through their English curriculum, MNS students are sure to develop the main skills of listening, reading, speaking, writing, and above all, thinking critically. Through the English Program, MNS students mostly put all their skills to use.
Our main objective is to develop the students’ characters and skills while using the English language effectively through:
– Enhancing speaking and listening skills through daily open class discussions.
– Enhancing reading skills through intensive and extensive reading comprehension, teaching advanced robust vocabulary as well as through the leveled reading program.
– Enhancing writing skills through integrating all parts of the curriculum to serve the writing purpose.
– Developing critical thinking skills through engaging students in discussions and arguments that require analyzing characters and text that require forming opinions based on justifications.
The MNS English curriculum is based on the American Harcourt course Story Town in the primary stage. Through this comprehensive course, students are exposed to a wide range of intensive and extensive reading texts of both fiction and nonfiction selections that dramatically increase the students’ understanding of the language through giving them a rock solid foundation of sophisticated vocabulary, complex language skills, spelling rules, and a broad range of writing techniques, all presented through a well-integrated curriculum.
Story Town is smoothly integrated with the national curriculum requirements. At the same time, special attention is paid to reading and writing skills in a way that matches the British curriculum requirements. Thus, with this unique integration of the national, the American, and the British requirements, the MNS English curriculum is finely woven to allow students not only to fit in any system, but to excel as well.
An English Reading Program throughout the primary stage goes hand in hand with the General English Program at MNS. Through the English Reading Program, MNS students are introduced to a variety of reading genres presented at different levels. Students progress from one level of reading to another while being closely monitored by specialized reading teachers that deal with each student on an individual basis, making sure that each is improving her/his level of reading and comprehension while paying specific attention to accuracy, intonation, pace of reading, and word expression.
To enhance language skills, students attend weekly fluency classes to cater for the student’s pronunciation, intonation and oral skills.
Term Projects / Presentations
In order to enhance fluency, confidence and presentation skills, term projects/presentations are a crucial part of our English curriculum.
The MNS science department provides a high quality comprehensive educational system that enables each student to function as a member through hands-on approach that caters to developing the student’s his/her multi-sensory approach.
All MNS science laboratories are well resourced and fully equipped to enhance a better understanding of their curriculum and develop the main skills of observing, measuring, analyzing, applying and concluding, facilitated by our highly qualified staff members.
Students will be able to think outside the box by developing their critical thinking skills and building their social and intrapersonal skills.
We provide opportunities for students to reach their full potential, applying and integrating science in everyday life experiences through our teaching methodology.
For primary 1 to primary 3, the curriculum is tailored to relate to the students’ everyday experiences.
For primary 4 to primary 6, we abide by the ministry of education books but with the global educational concepts and methodologies.
What children learn and experience during their early years shapes their views of themselves and of life around them. Our teachers play a vital role in developing our students’ critical thinking skills.
Critical thinking “reflective and reasonable thinking that is focused on deciding what to believe or do” is an essential part of our approach in teaching Math.
Through high quality education, using the latest teaching techniques, we aim to enable students to:
– Develop their knowledge and understanding of mathematical concepts and techniques.
– Acquire a foundation of mathematical skills for further study in the subject.
– Understand the importance of mathematics in real life.
– Reach their full potential and be prepared for the demands of life.
We abide by the ministry of education books from primary 1 to primary 6 but with the global educational concepts and methodologies.
إن اللغة أداه التواصل , وعامل من عوامل تعزيز الانتماء وبناء الشخصية و تحقيق الهوية . لذلك حرصنا فى المرحلة الابتدائية وهى المرحله الأساسية التى تبنى عليها المراحل التاليه ، أن يكون هدفنا الأول و والأسمى هو إعداد تلميذ سوى مبدع متكامل الشخصية.
لذلك فقد أولينا اللغة العربية عنايه كبيرة ؛ لبناء شخصية التلميذ وتنمية قدراته و اكتشاف مواهبه ، ونسعى إلى تحقيق ذلك عن طريق :-
جعل التلميذ محور العملية التعليمية.
تنمية مهارات اللغة العربية عند التلميذ (استماع – تحدث – قراءة – كتابة) بطرق ممتعة و شيقة له ، وذلك عن طريق ممارسة الأنشطة المختلفة : من لعب و تمثيل و إلقاء و تبادل خبرات مع أقرانه ، و غيرها التى تخدم عملية التعلم و تجعل التلميذ يحب لغته و يعتز بها و يجيدها.
تشجيع التلميذ على التعبير عن آرائه بحرية و تعويده على التفكير و الفهم و الاستنتاج.
استخدام استراتيجيات التعلم النشط وهى متنوعة؛ مراعاة للفروق الفردية، و التى تجعل التلميذ يشارك بإجابية فى المواقف التعليمية المختلفة و بعيدة كل البعد عن التلقين.
اكساب التلميذ القيم الأخلاقية و الاجتماعية و العادات النافعة، و تقويم سلوكياته و تعديلها بطرق تربوية.