SUCCESSFUL PRIMARY SCHOOL

HEAD OF PRIMARY WELCOME

At Doha British School, we hope that your child will be happy and embrace all the opportunities we offer. We provide for the spiritual, emotional, physical, mental and social development of every child. We boast a history of educational excellence, based on firmly embedded values, lived out by every member of staff. Our staff cultivate a creative and imaginative environment to enthuse every child. There is an atmosphere of high expectations founded on the belief that all children can, need and want to achieve.

Through a broad and balanced British Curriculum, we develop skills which will prepare your child to thrive as they continue their education, enter the workforce and grow into outstanding human beings. Our pupils are the pinnacle of excellence: they are courteous, independent and curious learners who are prepared for any challenge. We are also fortunate to benefit from a diverse school community, which creates a global and international outlook in our pupils.

We look forward to working with you and your child and if you would like to find out any further information about the school, please do not hesitate to contact us and arrange a tour. We hope you enjoy the website.

Jordan Davies
HEAD OF PRIMARY

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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