SIIS KINDERGARTEN

Syllabus

Sapporo Islamic International School (SIIS) Kindergarten used an international standard syllabus that is integrated with Islamic education. the outline of the learning points provided includes:

  1. Recognize Allah as the one and only god, the creator
  2. Daily activities dua
  3. Morning Dzikr
  1. Introduction to letter recognition and phonics
  2. Basic sight words
  3. Vocabulary development
  1. Basic addition and subtraction
  2. Number patterns and sequencing
  3. Introduction to shapes and spatial awareness
  4. Measurement concepts (such as size, weight, and length)
    Introduction to basic time concepts (days of the week, seasons, etc.)
  1. Introduction to the natural world (plants, animals, and their habitats)
  2. Exploring basic concepts of weather and seasons
  3. Simple experiments and observations
  4. Introduction to the scientific method
  1. Learning about family and community
  2. Understanding diversity and cultural differences
  3. Basic geography (such as continents and oceans)
  4. Developing social skills and understanding of rules
  1. Collage and craft activities
  2. Exploring different art materials and techniques
  1. Basic ball skills (throwing, catching, kicking)
  2. Balance and coordination activities
  3. Outdoor play and physical exercises

Learning Standards

Fundamental Islamic Knowledge
Daily time usage 50%
Introduction Language Skills (English, Arabic, Japanese)
Daily time usage 50%
Mathematics
Daily time usage 50%
Science
Daily time usage 50%
Social Studies
Daily time usage 50%
Art and Craft
Daily time usage 50%
Physical Education
Daily time usage 50%

TEACHER

Miss Nehal

KINDERGARTEN PRINCIPAL

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Kindergarten Activity Documentations

FREE PLAY

The purpose of kindergarten free play is to provide young children with an opportunity to explore, create, and develop important skills through unstructured play. Free play in kindergarten allows children to engage in activities of their own choosing, without specific rules or guidelines, and encourages them to use their imagination and creativity.

MORNING DHIKR

The purpose of Islamic morning dhikr (remembrance of God) is to start the day with a spiritual connection to Allah and to seek His blessings and guidance throughout the day. Dhikr is an important practice in Islam, and it involves the repetitive recitation or remembrance of the names of Allah or certain phrases from the Quran.

ARABIC CLASS

Arabic is the language in which the Quran, the holy book of Islam, was revealed to Prophet Muhammad ﷺ. By learning Arabic, children can directly understand and appreciate the original text of the Quran. It allows them to have a deeper connection with their faith and a more profound understanding of Islamic teachings.

The prayers performed by Muslims, known as Salah, involve recitation of specific verses from the Quran in Arabic. Learning Arabic enables children to recite the prayers with comprehension and meaning, enhancing their spiritual experience during prayer.

LUNCH TIME

Lunch provides an opportunity for kindergarteners to receive essential nutrients and energy to support their growth and development. A balanced and nutritious meal can contribute to their overall health, cognitive function, and physical activity throughout the day.

When children have a nutritious lunch, they are more likely to maintain stable blood sugar levels, which can positively impact their ability to concentrate and engage in learning activities. Proper nourishment can enhance their cognitive abilities and help them stay focused during the school day.

ACTIVITY TIME

The purpose of activity time in kindergarten is to provide young children with opportunities for exploration, play, and learning in a structured and supportive environment. Activity time allows kindergartners to engage in various hands-on activities that promote their physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development.

JAPANESE CLASS

Learning Japanese helps children in Japan connect with their cultural and national heritage. It allows them to understand and appreciate their country’s traditions, literature, history, and customs.

Japanese is the primary language spoken in Japan. By learning Japanese, children can effectively communicate with their peers, teachers, and others in their daily lives. It enhances their ability to express themselves clearly and engage in meaningful conversations, and also for Japanese residence it is important for the future academic purposes.

ART AND CRAFT

Kindergarten-aged children learn art and craft for several important reasons:

Art and craft activities involve using small muscles in the hands and fingers, which helps young children develop their fine motor skills. These skills are crucial for tasks like writing, tying shoelaces, and buttoning clothes.

Art allows children to explore their creativity and express themselves in a visual and tactile manner. Through art and craft activities, children can experiment with different materials, colors, and shapes, fostering their imagination and originality.

Art and craft activities involve problem-solving, decision-making, and critical thinking. Children learn to make choices about materials, colors, and designs, which enhances their cognitive abilities. They also learn to follow instructions and develop spatial awareness while working on various projects.

Art and craft activities provide sensory experiences that engage multiple senses. Children explore different textures, shapes, and sizes, which helps them develop their sensory perception and understanding of the world around them.

Art can be a powerful tool for emotional expression. Through art and craft activities, children can communicate their feelings and emotions, even if they don’t have the words to express them verbally. Additionally, collaborative art projects encourage teamwork, cooperation, and sharing, promoting social skills and positive interactions with peers.

Engaging in art and craft activities helps children build confidence in their abilities. As they create and complete projects, they experience a sense of accomplishment and develop a positive self-image. This boost in self-esteem can have a positive impact on other areas of their lives as well.

Overall, art and craft activities in kindergarten provide a holistic learning experience that combines creativity, cognitive development, sensory exploration, emotional expression, and social interactions. These activities play a vital role in supporting children’s overall development and preparing them for future academic and personal growth.

ENGLISH CLASS

Kindergarten children often learn English for several reasons:

English is widely considered the global language of communication. It is spoken by a large number of people around the world and is used in various professional and social contexts. Starting English education at a young age can help children develop proficiency in this language, giving them an advantage later in life.

Learning a second language, such as English, at a young age has been shown to have cognitive benefits. It helps children develop their problem-solving skills, memory, and creativity. Early exposure to multiple languages can enhance their overall cognitive development.

English is often the medium of instruction in many educational systems. By starting English education in kindergarten, children become familiar with the language and acquire basic skills, which can facilitate their academic progress in later grades.

Learning English opens up opportunities for children to interact with a wider range of people, both locally and globally. It helps them develop communication and social skills, fostering cross-cultural understanding and enabling them to connect with people from different backgrounds.

In today’s interconnected world, proficiency in English is highly valued in various fields, such as business, science, technology, and academia. Starting English education early gives children a head start in developing language skills that can benefit them in their future careers.

SNACK TIME

First and foremost, snack time (and lunch time) keep the children nourished and their energy levels regulated for the activities that they will participate in. Many social, emotional, and cognitive skills are also honed and strengthened while enjoying a well-balanced meal or snack.

STORY TIME

Story Time can be one of the most impactful learning experiences a child could have, in part because they naturally make sense of their world through both story and play. Story Time encourages skills like language and literacy, plus cognitive development and social-emotional growth, too.

Kindergarten Study Tour

SAPPORO SATO LAND FARM PARK

Date: 6 October 2022

Sato-land, located in the Eastern part of Sapporo, is a facility that allows visitors to experience agriculture. Its giant 74.3 ha property is equivalent to 14 Sapporo domes and features flower fields, a farm, a park with a lawn, and a barbecue From spring to fall, when various flowers bloom one after another in the garden, visitors can take a walk and ride a locomotive bus or a carriage around the park. early May to early November, visitors can harvest potatoes, onions, and corns that make Hokkaido famous for. In the winter, the entire facility turns into a snow-covered playground.

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Activity

Children learn in the farm area, including harvesting the sweet potato crop that Hokkaido is famous for. Afterwards, the children played in the park and traveled around the area by train for sightseeing.

HOKKAIDO UNIVERSITY MUSEUM

Date: 24 May 2023

Opened in the spring of 1999, the Hokkaido University Museum conveys the diverse range of research carried out at Hokkaido University while also using various original materials and visual media to introduce the university’s cutting-edge research. The Hokkaido University Museum offers exhibits and diversified information equal to those of any museum, facilitating conversation and creating an atmosphere that encompasses both past and future. Visitors to the museum can shift their attention at will, examining what intrigues them most and gathering information behind the individual exhibits, thus expanding their universe.

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Activity

A kindergarten activity in a museum can be an exciting and educational experience for young children. Museums offer a wealth of opportunities for exploration, learning, and creativity. This activity encourage observation skills, promote curiosity, and introduce children to different aspects of the museum’s collection.

SHIROI KOIBITO PARK

Date: 1 June 2023

Shiroi Koibito Park in Sapporo, Hokkaido is a chocolate entertainment park operated by a Japanese confectionery manufacturer which produces Shiroi Koibito one of the famous sweets in Japan.
The park is a beautiful world where British and Hokkaido cultures merge. Founder Isao Ishimizu was fascinated by the beauty of England and wanted to convey the beauty of England to the locals. He asked a British architect to build a Tudor House.

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Activity

The children saw and observed the chocolate making process and tasted chocolate, as well as played on the playground around the chocolate factory.

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