Year 1 (Children must be aged 5+ by 1st October)

Year 1 classes are based in spacious, colourful classrooms around one side of the shady activities courtyard. Teachers use this area as an extension of the classrooms and plan a range of courtyard activities using the art and craft facilities, sand, water, role-play and other action-learning opportunities. An experienced teacher is responsible for each Year 1 class and is supported by a full-time teaching assistant. All pupils have access to the school field, playgrounds and adventure play areas which challenge and develop their gross motor skills.

Curriculum

Teaching and learning is planned according to the National Curriculum for England and is supported by a range of high quality books and resources ordered from the UK. Pupils develop their speaking, listening, writing and reading skills by following the UK English Curriculum and the ‘Jolly Grammar’ scheme. Pupils also follow the UK Mathematics curriculum. Pupils also enjoy Science, History and Geography lessons from the UK curriculum.  Regular field trips support units of work. Specialist teachers teach Arabic, PE and Music.

Student Welfare

Through careful planning and organisation of the learning environment Year 1 teachers and assistants ensure that every child has the opportunity to succeed academically and socially. Self-esteem and confidence are nurtured so that children become motivated and active learners. Through the introduction of the ‘Golden Rules’ a caring community is created where pupils learn to care for themselves, others and the school environment. This is a significant time for our pupils since the foundations are being laid upon which the rest of their education will build.

Click here to view or download the Year 1 Handbook .

Year 2 (Children must be aged 6+ by 1st October)

In Year 2 pupils embark on the second and final year of the British Key Stage 1 curriculum.  An experienced teacher is responsible for each Year 2 class and is supported by a full-time teaching assistant.  Year 2 pupils are taught in bright, airy classrooms which share a dedicated outdoor activity area.  All pupils have access to the school field, playgrounds and adventure play areas which challenge and develop their gross motor skills.

Curriculum

Teaching and learning is planned according to the National Curriculum for England and is supported by a range of high quality books and resources ordered from the UK. Pupils develop their speaking, listening, writing and reading skills by following the UK English Curriculum and the ‘Letters and Sounds’ scheme. The love of reading and sharing books with peers and adults develops as they become independent readers. Year 2 pupils follow the UK Mathematics Curriculum and use British Science schemes. History, Geography and cross-curricular topics which foster knowledge and understanding of the world are all brought alive through practical hands-on experience and regular field trips. Specialist teachers teach Arabic, PE, Music and Religion.

Student Welfare

Through careful planning and organisation of the learning environment Year 2 teachers and assistants ensure that every child has the opportunity to succeed academically and socially. Self-esteem and confidence are nurtured so that children become motivated and active learners. Through the introduction of the ‘Golden Rules’ a caring community is created where pupils learn to care for themselves, others and the school environment. This is a significant time for our pupils since the foundations are being laid upon which the rest of their education will build.

Click here to download the Y2 Handbook .