Key Stage 2
Years 3 to 6
As the children move through Years 3 to 6, the focus continues to be on developing knowledgeable forward thinking communicators with a passion for learning. Teaching staff challenge, give opportunities for academic and personal growth, develop interests, talents and self -confidence. We inspire and nurture the children in our care, enabling them to fulfil their potential, whatever their ability.
Equipping our children with the skills required to become global citizens of the 21st Century is an integral part of the Key Stage 2 Curriculum. Our pupils enjoy a broad and balanced curriculum beyond the essential life skills of English and Maths. Lessons in English, Maths and Science are known as the Core Curriculum. The Foundation subjects are topic based and cross-curricular. In order for children to be immersed in their learning, we also integrate special days or weeks, where the emphasis is on developing, reinforcing and applying skills learnt, such as Roman Day, Environmental Day as well as Science and Book Week. Everyday technology such as iPads, are used to facilitate, stimulate and enhance learning. An education beyond the walls of our school, is central to developing confidence and self-discovery of the children in Key Stage 2, such as camps within Doha for our younger children and Sri Lanka for the Year 6.
As an integral part of the curriculum, Personal Social & Health Education (PSHE) covers many areas including Friendship, Healthy Living, Citizenship, Safety and both emotional and physical sides of personal development. Specialist subjects are taught by our experienced Music, PE, Arabic, Islamic Studies and French teachers. Exciting and wide ranging, creative and sporting After School Activities complement our teaching programme and children often represent the school in Sporting, Music, Art and Writing competitions. Pupils benefit from an education based on self-expression and creativity.
Children having fun whilst learning in a stimulating environment is important at DESS. Our children enjoy their learning and work hard, taking pride in their own achievements and those of others.
Our children are actively engaged in a variety of experiences which foster the children’s abilities to research, debate, become analytical, evaluate and extend critical thinking skills. We push the boundaries beyond mere acquisition of knowledge.
Sunday to Wednesday 07:20 – 14:00
Thursday 07:20 – 13:00
Registration closes at 07:30 – children arriving after registration closes will be marked as late.