Junior students learning

Junior School (5-11)


Key Stage 1 (ages 5-7)

Our Key Stage 1 department is located in the Junior school, next door to the EYFS, allowing children to move seamlessly from one stage to the next. The learning areas for Key Stage 1 are stimulating, beautiful and fun, encouraging children to play together. Whilst still supporting and enabling the critical social and learning behaviours from the Foundation Stage, children in Key Stage 1 begin to develop more sophisticated skills as they increase their confidence in reading, writing and mathematics. Children learn through active, exciting and fun activities and are taught the tools to access learning effectively, in both basic and social skills.

Key Stage 2 (ages 7-11)

Key Stage 2 is made up of four different year groups, from Years 3 to 6. These are the years where children become far more settled in terms of their social skills, and are ready to embark with confidence on more challenging and goal-oriented learning opportunities, both independently and within collaborative teams. Pupils are given opportunities to take part in musical, sporting, artistic and academic activities in competition with other schools in Dubai. The pupil council offers additional opportunities for children to contribute and participate in projects and progress within the school community, valuing pupil ‘voice’ and contribution.

More information about our Junior School can be found in the Junior School Information Booklet and in our Junior School Parent and Pupil Handbook.

The school day

From Sunday to Wednesday the school day for pupils in Years 1-6 starts at 8am and finishes at 2.15pm. On Thursday the whole school finishes at 1.30pm.
ECA (Extra-Curricular Activities) run for three days of the week and finish at 3.10pm, when children can be collected from school.

Start time 8am
Breaktime 10am
Lunchtime 12.05/12.35pm
End of the day 2.15pm
ECA times 2.15-3.10pm
Sunday - Wednesday schedule

If children have siblings in the Senior section of school, they are welcome to stay until 4.10pm to travel home with Seniors. There will be a supervised homework/reading club from 3.10-4.10pm on ECA days to enable this to happen safely.

GREAT!

For one ECA session, parents are able to select an activity for their child from our GREAT programme. This stands for Gifted, Really Enthusiastic, Able and Talented. The programme is sent out to parents at the start of term in order for you and your child to select an activity. We hope you will find an activity that both suits your child and that you believe is important for them to develop at school. If there is something that your child is interested in that is not on the list, your feedback will help us to improve the programme for the future – this is definitely a time for the children to shine, so we aim to follow their interests.

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