Elementary Curriculum Overview
Mont’Kiara International School offers a challenging and stimulating curriculum with an international perspective that prepares children for the intellectual, societal and global demands they will encounter in this Century.
Our elementary classroom experiences support the development of critical and creative thinking skills, while promoting opportunities for personal growth and achievement.
In addition to Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies, students meet with specialist teachers to have lessons in Art, IT, Malaysian Studies, Music, Physical Education, and World Languages.
Students participate in a comprehensive, balanced literacy program which provides and cultivates the skills of reading, writing, thinking, speaking and listening for all students. Our program includes:
- Modeled Reading (Reading Aloud) and Modeled Writing
- Shared Reading and Shared Writing
- Guided Reading and Guided Writing
- Independent Reading and Independent Writing
These components are taught through a variety of instructional strategies with assessment being at the heart of instruction.
The mathematics program teaches mathematical thinking and problem-solving through the various strands: Numbers and Operations, Algebra, Geometry, Measurement, Data Analysis and Probability while encouraging skill development and practice. Classroom instruction in math is a combination of individual and cooperative activities that challenge learners to think and perform mathematically in their world.
We believe that science should be an inquiry-centered program. Each grade level has science varying modules that provide stimulating experiences in life, earth and physical science, while simultaneously developing their critical thinking and problem-solving skills. In the primary grades, children begin their study of science by observing, measuring and identifying properties. Then they move on through a progression of experiences that build scientific habits of mind and culminate with the design of controlled experiments.
The social studies program is based on the inquiry process and covers topics that are relevant to the international school student’s past, present and future experiences. The curriculum enables learners to develop the concepts, skills and attitudes that will empower them to function as informed, responsible and productive world citizens. Some topics studied include the school community, using maps, cultural celebrations in our community, and personal history.