SUCCESSFUL PRIMARY SCHOOL

HEAD OF PRIMARY WELCOME

Felice
HEAD OF PRIMARY

I would like to take this opportunity to extend a warm welcome to you all and express how I am looking forward to working with you and your children at DBS Rawdat Al Hamama, where together we will celebrate your child’s achievements and their love of learning. At DBS Rawdat Al Hamama there is an atmosphere of high expectations founded on our core belief that ‘every child can, needs and wants to learn’.

We provide a high-quality education for all within a brand new school, built to facilitate the highest standards of teaching and learning with state of the art facilities. We believe in an inclusive approach that inspires a happy and positive mindset in children’s approach to learning. Pupils are provided with the opportunity to thrive in a nurturing, yet challenging environment, through high quality learning experiences. We have high aspirations for all of our children and through a broad and balanced British curriculum, we aim to ensure that each and every child fulfils their potential.

Our key learning characteristics of being resilient, self confident, inquisitive, motivated, respectful, honest and community spirited are woven throughout our curriculum. We are a school committed to celebrating our community, where children and their families are at the heart of all we do.

Our website will be updated frequently over the forthcoming months in preparation for our opening in August 2021. I look forward to meeting with you and welcoming you to our school then.

Primary School Age 3 - 11

EARLY YEARS FOUNDATION STAGE PRIMARY

Early Years Foundation Stage
Preschool and Reception

EARLY YEARS FOUNDATION STAGE
(Preschool and Reception)

Children in Preschool and Reception learn through fun, practical activities. We create a warm and friendly environment allowing our children to play, learn and discover the world around them. We believe in allowing each child to develop at their own rate, providing an engaging learning environment with a mix of adult led and child initiated activities.

 

SEVEN AREAS OF LEARNING

There are seven areas of learning and development that shape the curriculum:

Communication and Language

We give children opportunities to experience a rich language environment, to develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselves and to speak and listen in a range of situations.

We offer Arabic lessons to native Arabic speakers. These sessions are led by specialist language teachers who use play, songs and practical activities.

For children who are learning English as a second language we will also offer small group language support.

Physical Development

We work to develop skills of control, coordination, manipulation and movement. This helps children gain confidence in what they can do and enables them to feel the positive benefits of being healthy and active.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

We support children to develop social skills, a positive sense of themselves, and how to manage their feelings. Through role play and stories we initiate discussion and opportunities for the children to understand their emotions and feelings.

Literacy

We encourage children to link sounds and letters and to begin to read and write. They have access to a wide range of reading materials (books, poems, and other written materials) to ignite their interest together with having the confidence, opportunity, encouragement, support and disposition to use them. We aim to foster a love of language and reading by sharing books and reading to the children as often as we can throughout the session or day.

We have daily phonics sessions where we use a multi-sensory approach following the Letters and Sounds programme.

Mathematics

We provide opportunities to develop and improve children’s skills in counting, understanding and using numbers, calculating simple addition and subtraction problems and to describe shapes, spaces, and measures. This understanding is developed through stories, songs, problem solving, games and imaginative play, so that children can enjoy using and experimenting with numbers.

Understanding of The World

This involves guiding children to make sense of their world and their community through opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment.

Expressive Arts and Design

We enable children to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials, as well as providing opportunities and encouragement for sharing their thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of activities in art, music, movement, dance, role-play, and design and technology.

Key Stage One
Years 1 and 2

KEY STAGE ONE
(Years 1 and 2)

Key Stage 1 includes Years 1 and 2. In Year 1 we build upon the Early Years Foundation Stage and continue to develop the early skills of reading, writing and mathematics through a process of continuous provision. Our aim is to develop in every child an inquisitive mind and a passion for learning. Our enthusiastic teachers and engaging lessons prepare children for a rapidly changing world, encouraging them to learn by being open-minded and taking risks.

Key Stage One
Years 1 and 2

KEY STAGE TWO
(Years 3, 4, 5 and 6)

In Key Stage 2 there are four Year Groups: 3, 4, 5 and 6. In Key Stage 2 we build on the excellent foundations established in Key Stage 1, so that by the end of this phase learners are ready to take on the challenges of learning within the secondary school. Children advance significantly academically, socially, morally and culturally and develop greater independence and self-confidence to prepare them to become global citizens in the rapidly changing world.

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