KINGS’ SCHOOL AL BARSHA
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PRIMARY CURRICULUM

At Kings’ School Dubai, the Primary level of schooling takes children from age 5 to 11, and is broken into two stages:

  • Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2, ages 5 to 7)
  • Key Stage 2 (Years 3 to 6, ages 7 to 11).

Our bespoke curriculum is based on the National Curriculum for England, to ensure that the skills and knowledge gained are in line with UK expectations. It is enhanced further by the addition of carefully chosen concepts in each year group to enable children to analyse, discuss and synthesize information at a deeper level. The curriculum is brought to life by the skilful planning of exciting hooks that engage our learners from the outset. Involvement of our young learners in deciding what and how they learn ensures greater personalisation of the curriculum to the individual children therefore making it more interesting, exciting and purposeful.

Our teachers carefully plan opportunities to make learning experiences accessible, purposeful, transferable and contextualised. Kings’ children are challenged to learn through collaboration, investigation and perseverance. They benefit from a wealth of experiences, including: growing their own vegetables using hydroponics; campaigning to the local community about environmental issues; listening to motivational speakers like: Team Angelwolf and Jon-Allen Butterworth; going on archaeological digs to ‘discover’ facts about Egyptians; designing happiness books, boxes, dances and songs to promote ‘Power for Good’ and enjoying lavish Roman banquets.

The learning experiences in Primary are designed to:

  • develop critical-thinking skills
  • nurture risk-taking
  • develop emotional intelligence
  • stimulate the imagination
  • challenge at every level
  • build confidence
  • provide opportunities for mastery
  • develop leadership skills

Where possible learning is taken beyond the limits of the classroom. Our amazing facilities, local culture and places of interest provide exciting opportunities to enrich the curriculum. From environmental trips to turtle hatcheries, Sustainable City and Green Planet to cultural trips to Dubai Creek, Burj Khalifa and Etihad Museum, the social studies aspect of our curriculum and the heritage of the UAE is brought to life. Furthermore our residential programs nurture leadership skills and resilience as well as encouraging children to take risks.

Children at Kings’ School Dubai will experience a rich learning environment, filled with exciting challenges, creative hooks and memorable experiences, all designed to inspire a lifelong love of learning.