At Kings’ School Nad Al Sheba, the Primary level of schooling takes children from age 5 to 11, and is broken into two stages:
Key Stage One
Key Stage One at Kings’ School Nad Al Sheba is designed to sensitively support children as they transition from the play based Foundation Stage to a more formalised learning environment. Shared central areas still follow the children’s interests, and imaginative and engaging activities lead to high levels of engagement and excitement. As the children mature, we encourage greater independence and opportunities to learn through collaboration.
Learning is class based and units of work are planned to integrate and interlink knowledge and skills from a variety of subjects into meaningful real-life contexts. The class teacher will teach English, Mathematics, Science, History, Geography, then further enhanced by specialist teachers / learning spaces for Music, Drama, Art, Design Technology, Computing, Arabic, French, Islamic Studies, Physical Education and Swimming.
Key Stage Two
Key Stage Two has a greater academic emphasis while also building on citizenship and key personal development areas. Learning in subject areas is complemented by skill acquisition in; independence, leadership, thinking skills, collaboration, imagination and confidence building.
Cross-curricular opportunities are carefully crafted to draw on our local context while seamlessly linking skills from class-based subjects so that connections can be made. Class teachers facilitate learning in English, Mathematics, Science, History and Geography. This experience is further enhanced by specialist teachers / learning spaces for Music, Drama, Art, Design Technology, Computing, Arabic, French, Spanish (Years 5 and 6), Islamic Studies, Physical Education and Swimming.