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

At El Alsson, we follow the International Primary Curriculum (IPC), coupled with the core subjects from the UK National Curriculum. The IPC is a comprehensive, exciting, thematic and cross curricular process of education. The IPC is flexible and can be adapted to children’s interests and level of understanding. At El Alsson, we integrate the IPC with other curriculum to ensure statutory requirements are met, in a creative and engaging way. Teaching through the IPC offers a simple but structured curriculum focused around subject, personal and international learning goals.

Pupils have lessons with their class teacher in Mathematics, English, Science, History, Geography, ICT and PSHE. Pupils have lessons with their specialist teachers in Arabic, Religion, Social Studies, Music, PE, Art and French.

We adapt our curricula to meet the needs of our learners and to reflect our unique position in Egypt. Arabic, Religion and Social Studies are taught following the Egyptian Ministry of Education’s curriculum.

Our curriculum provides the structure for learners to participate in a wide range of activities and trips; educating them in a well-rounded manner that encourages the children to develop lifelong knowledge, skills and understanding.

Click on the links below to access more information about The IPC.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6berkJlwEVU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NaxGwqv4gf0

IPC Overview

IPC Brochure

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 .

Behaviour Policy

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

At El Alsson, we follow the International Primary Curriculum (IPC), coupled with the core subjects from the UK National Curriculum. The IPC is a comprehensive, exciting, thematic and cross curricular process of education. The IPC is flexible and can be adapted to children’s interests and level of understanding. At El Alsson, we integrate the IPC with other curriculum to ensure statutory requirements are met, in a creative and engaging way. Teaching through the IPC offers a simple but structured curriculum focused around subject, personal and international learning goals.

Pupils have lessons with their class teacher in Mathematics, English, Science, History, Geography, ICT and PSHE. Pupils have lessons with their specialist teachers in Arabic, Religion, Social Studies, Music, PE, Art and French.

We adapt our curricula to meet the needs of our learners and to reflect our unique position in Egypt. Arabic, Religion and Social Studies are taught following the Egyptian Ministry of Education’s curriculum.

Our curriculum provides the structure for learners to participate in a wide range of activities and trips; educating them in a well-rounded manner that encourages the children to develop lifelong knowledge, skills and understanding.

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 .

Behaviour Policy