The Primary Department offers an enriching and inclusive educational setting where students are empowered to achieve academic excellence, foster vital life skills,
and cultivate their roles as conscientious global citizens, all within the framework of the Cambridge Primary Programme. Implemented in more than 160 nations worldwide,
this curriculum emphasizes involvement in global themes, encourages critical thinking, and ignites a love for learning among children.
The Cambridge Primary curriculum, developed by Cambridge Assessment International Education, offers a thorough framework aimed at laying a strong educational foundation for children aged 5 to 11. Its goal is to cultivate students who exhibit confidence, responsibility, reflection, innovation, and active engagement.
Teaching Arabic as a first language at our primary school level is an opportunity to immerse students in their home language, thus, fostering a strong foundation in language proficiency, literacy, and cultural identity.
Our Cambridge Primary English curriculum empowers learners in their application of English, and encourages life-long enthusiasm for reading, writing, listening and spoken communication. It develops communication skills in English that learners can apply in everyday situations and in study. It also equips them with transferrable language skills for interrogating and producing spoken and written texts, and working collaboratively. Together the reading, writing, speaking and listening skills acquired through Cambridge Primary English support learners’ overall intellectual, creative and social development.
Teaching French as a third language at our primary school level offers students an opportunity to explore a new language and culture, broadening their linguistic horizons and preparing them for global citizenship.
Cambridge Primary Mathematics fosters a lifelong passion for analytical and rational thinking. Students cultivate a comprehensive grasp of the discipline, emphasizing fundamental principles, recurring patterns, intricate systems, functional aspects, and interconnected relationships. Through this approach, students attain proficiency and fluency in mathematical computation, empowering them to adeptly apply these skills in real-world contexts.
Cambridge Primary Science supports learners in developing life-long curiosity about the natural world and enables them to seek scientific explanations to the phenomena around them. Learners will develop a holistic approach to science by considering scientific thinking and practical skills alongside knowledge and understanding which is vital for explaining the world around us. This approach provides learners with the knowledge and skills they require to access and excel at science in later phases of education and to make informed choices, including considering sustainability issues and meeting the challenges facing our environment.
Cambridge Primary Global Perspectives develops transferable skills that support learners in their studies and in their everyday life. Learners develop skills through age-appropriate and engaging activities that are based on a broad range of topics. They explore personal, local and global perspectives to make sense of, and feel connected to, the world around them. Learners start to express their own opinions and develop an understanding that there is always more than one point of view.
Physical education is a vital part of a balanced school curriculum. Regular exercise improves both physical and mental health and there is growing evidence that it improves academic performance across the curriculum. Establishing good patterns of exercise in primary schools also provides learners with the foundation of an active and healthy lifestyle for life.
Information and Communication Technology
At our primary school level, students learn the use of digital technology to manage and process information, communicate, and access resources. Our ICT lessons are designed to enhance teaching and learning, facilitate access to educational resources, promote digital literacy, and prepare students for success in the digital age.
Art, Drama, Music
Art, drama, and music lessons at our primary school level provide outlets for children to express themselves creatively and imaginatively. Through painting, drawing, acting, singing, and playing musical instruments, children can explore their emotions, thoughts, and ideas in unique and meaningful ways.
The Cambridge Primary curriculum includes both formative and summative assessments to monitor student progress and inform teaching and learning. Formative assessments provide ongoing feedback to support student learning, while summative assessments measure achievement against learning objectives. Different assessment methods are used during our lessons such as peer assessment, self-assessment and observation.
Assemblies and Plays
Assemblies and plays in primary schools offer students valuable opportunities for self-expression, collaboration, and creativity. They enable students to express themselves authentically, develop communication skills, and work effectively in teams. Additionally, these experiences enrich students' understanding of literature, culture, and history. Overall, assemblies and plays contribute significantly to students' holistic development, fostering confidence, empathy, and academic enrichment.
At our elementary school, we take pride in offering a variety of facilities to nurture our students' overall growth and enhance their educational journeys. Here's a glimpse into the amenities we provide:
Our library serves as a haven for enthusiastic readers and inquisitive intellects. Within its walls, students have the opportunity to delve into a realm of literature, discovering varied genres and embarking on thrilling journeys within the pages of books. Offering an extensive range of both fiction and non-fiction works, our library fosters an environment that nurtures creativity, fosters intellectual growth, and fosters a lasting passion for reading among students.
- Science Laboratory
With state-of-the-art equipment and ample resources, our science labs offer students practical experiences to explore, experiment with, analyze, and employ scientific principles and techniques. Through experimentation and observation, our labs foster curiosity, critical thinking, and a dedication to learning through inquiry.
- Computer Labs
In our computer labs, students are equipped with cutting-edge technology and software resources aimed at enriching their digital literacy capabilities and delving into the realm of computing. Whether engaged in information gathering, mastering coding, or crafting multimedia projects, our computer labs foster a vibrant learning atmosphere, nurturing students' development of vital 21st-century skills and fostering their creative potential.
- Art Room
In our art room, students are encouraged to explore their creativity and cultivate their artistic skills through a variety of mediums, including painting, drawing, sculpting, and collage-making. It's a supportive environment where they can showcase their individual and unique talents.
- Music Room
In our music room, students have the chance to delve into the enchanting realm of music and sound. Furnished with musical instruments, audio gear, and educational materials, our music room provides avenues for students to explore rhythm, melody, harmony, and composition. Whether they're singing, playing instruments, or creating music, our music room cultivates a profound love for music and inspires students to nurture their musical abilities and passions.
- Engaging Activities
Throughout the academic year, an array of captivating activities unfold, offering students a wide range of chances for learning, personal growth and enjoyment. These include academic contests, cultural festivities, athletic competitions, field excursions, theatrical performances, and other special events and celebrations.