KEY STAGE 1 & 2

Our pursuit of transformative learning not only enhances the educational experience of our students but also embraces diversity and unites our school and the wider community behind our aims

Key Stage 1

Children between the ages of 5 and 8 attend Key Stage 1 (Years 1, 2 and 3), once their time in the Early Years Foundation Stage is finished.

The main aims in Key Stage One are to help students transition from EYFS to primary education and to ensure students develop a secure understanding of the basics in literacy, mathematics, and investigatory skills. A combination of hands-on experiences, guided group work, and formal lessons, Key Stage One is crucial for children to begin their primary school experience successfully.

As a British Curriculum School with a Islamic ethos, and with the global nature of the world nowadays in mind, we have adapted our curriculum to meet the needs of our students. This allows us to ensure we cover key core skills while providing an international yet personalised context for our students to thrive in.

Subjects at Keystage 1:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • ICT
  • Arabic
  • Qatar History
  • Islamic Studies
  • Design and Technology
  • Art
  • History
  • Geography
  • PSHE
  • Physical Education

Children learn through purposeful lessons linked to specific objectives and engage in positive experiences such as school trips, visits from special visitors, after-school clubs or celebration assemblies. We introduce the children to making their own choices in learning, and encourage them to promote respect for others, resilience, self-belief and many other positive learning skills and behaviours.

Children are mainly taught in mixed-ability classes by their class teacher. There are also times when pupils are taught by specialist teachers in subjects such as Arabic, Computing (ICT) or Physical Education (PE). At times, pupils may also be combined into ability groups to teach specific aspects of the curriculum such as English, Phonics and Mathematics.

Key Stage 1 children are continually assessed throughout the year through both child-initiated and teacher-led learning activities in relation to the key performance indicators and the expected standards of the British Curriculum. Ongoing assessments are carried out throughout the year in the form of recorded work, verbal responses, long/short observations and targeted online activities.

We strongly believe that communication between staff, pupils and parents is crucial for academic success. As a result, we discuss current attainment and targets for future improvement through parents evening, written reports and, when necessary, other informal conversations. We invite parents to events such as special assemblies or coffee mornings and keep them updated about the children’s learning via weekly and termly newsletters, regular email communications and informal conversations when needed.

Key Stage 2

Children between the ages of 9 and 11 attend Key Stage 2 (Years 4, 5 and 6), once their time in Key Stage 1 is finished.

The main aim in Key Stage Two is to ensure students develop a secure understanding of literacy, mathematics and investigatory skills in preparation for secondary school and beyond. A combination of hands-on experiences, guided group work, and formal lessons, success in Key Stage Two is essential to shape the children’s future.

As a British Curriculum School with a Islamic ethos, and with the global nature of the world nowadays in mind, we have adapted our curriculum to meet the needs of our students. This allows us to ensure we cover key core skills while providing an international yet personalised context for our students to thrive in.

Subjects at Keystage 2:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • ICT
  • Arabic
  • Qatar History
  • Islamic Studies
  • Design and Technology
  • Art
  • History
  • Geography
  • PSHE
  • Physical Education

Key Stage 2 children are continually assessed throughout the year through both child-initiated and teacher-led learning activities in relation to the key performance indicators and the expected standards of the British Curriculum. Ongoing assessments are carried out throughout the year in the form of recorded work, verbal responses, long/short observations and targeted online activities.

Key Stage 2 pupils also undertake summative assessments using a combination of written tests and online tools to measure their attainment three times a year. This is supported by two assessment weeks where their academic attainment in English, Maths, Science, French, Arabic, Qatar History and Religion is measured.