Junior School  

Foundation Stage to Year 2

The Junior School’s programme encourages and supports all students to acquire the highest standards of knowledge and skills that students should acquire in Foundation stage through Year 2. It is a broad, balanced and differentiated programme of study, complying with the National Curriculum.
Foundation Stage- Foundation Stage Curriculum programme is based on the ‘Early Years Foundation Stage Principles which identifies the skills, knowledge and attitudes children should acquire in the seven areas of learning:

 1.   Communication and Language
 2.   Physical Development
 3.   Personal, Social and Emotional Development
 4.   Mathematics
 5.   Literacy
 6.   Understanding the World
 7.   Expressive Arts and Design

Children progress through the Foundation curriculum by a series of ‘Stepping Stones, ensuring that each child receives learning opportunities that are appropriate to their individual maturity and stage of development.

The Foundation Stage’s secure and supportive environment ensures that every child can:

 •   Settle into school life
 •   Learn to work and play as a member of a group
 •   Develop good relationships with other children and adults in the class
 •   Grow in self confidence
 •   Develop a positive attitude to learning.

Key Stage 1

Our aim is for children to enjoy their time at school and develop knowledge, understanding and values in order to reach their full potential in all academic and social areas of school life. The work of each year group is guided by the appropriate level of the English National Curriculum, Key Stage 1. The MOE framework is used for Islamic Education and Arabic.

Subject areas include Arabic, Islamic Education, English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities, Art and Craft, Music, Drama, Physical Education, Values Education and Information Communication Technology.

In Language and Literacy our objective is to provide a rich and stimulating environment in which children find interest and pleasure in communicating in English. They are offered many experiences to develop their interest in reading with fluency, accuracy, understanding and enjoyment. The development of writing skills forms an important part of Language and Literacy.

In Mathematics and Science we aim to develop a knowledge and understanding of the role of these subjects in everyday life. Children are encouraged to relate their Mathematics and Science work to other areas of the curriculum and the skills and attitudes acquired are important components of cross-curricular topic work.