Lower School Curriculum at WIS
The Lower School serves Years FS through to Year 4. Our unique ‘Three School Model’ starts in the Lower School where our students begin their learning journey in the Foundation Stage. Continuing their Lower School journey our Students progress into Year 1-4 where they follow the National Curriculum for England. Through a rich, diverse and exciting curriculum offer, our students develop into well rounded, confident learners pursuing ‘excellence’ in all that they do.
Head of Lower School
WELCOME TO OUR LOWER SCHOOL!
For a large part of his teaching career Ben has been involved in school improvement, with a particular focus on raising standards in Learning, Teaching and Assessment practices within schools requiring rapid change and progress where, he acted as a lead and advisory teacher for Maths, Phonics and EAL.
Explore the Foundation Stage (Early Years)
Our unique ‘Three School Model’ starts in the Lower School where our students begin their learning journey in the Foundation Stage. Each area of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum has an Early Learning Goal, (ELG) which is the standard that a child is expected to achieve by the end of Foundation Stage 2.
This is a holistic, creative and very important stage as it helps your child get ready for school, as well as preparing them for their future learning and successes. At WIS, we believe that your child should experience a happy, active, exciting, fun and secure learning environment; encouraging them to be challenged and take risks along the way, all the time being supported and developed by our highly trained and dedicated Early Years Team.
Areas of Learning
The ELG covers all of the seven areas of learning as specified in the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum for England which are:
- Communication and Language
- Physical Development
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development
- Understanding the World
- Expressive Arts & Design
Explore Years 1 - 4
Continuing their Lower School journey our Students progress into Years 1-4 where they follow the National Curriculum for England. Through a rich, diverse and exciting curriculum offer, our students develop into well rounded, confident learners pursuing ‘excellence’ in all that they do. English, Maths and Science are very important and are considered the core subjects in our Lower School, combined with our Arabic and Islamic provision. Alongside these are the familiar non-core subjects of; Art, Computing, Modern Foreign Languages, Humanities, Music, Drama, and Physical Education.
As one of only 13 schools worldwide to hold the status of a High-Performance Learning (HPL) World Class School we ensure that through our Values, Attitudes and Attributes (VAA’s) our students develop into well rounded global citizens, who actively seek challenge, take risks and develop themselves as leaders of the future.
Enrich, Excite, Explore
Outside of the classroom, our Enrich, Excite, Explore (EEE) extra-curricular program cultivates the wide range of gifts and talents that our students have; where we offer a wide range of activities before, during, and after school across five domains; (STEM, Creative, Language and Literature, Music and Performing Arts, and Wellbeing), this enables students who have a variety of different interests to choose a bespoke provision that best suits their individual needs
Why WIS Students Love FS1
Explore All Our Curriculums
Through a rich, diverse and exciting curriculum offer, our students develop into well rounded, confident learners pursuing ‘excellence’ in all that they do.
As our students move into the middle school, they start to access subject specialists in every area of their learning.
Upper School promotes an incredibly strong sense of independence, where students take pride in their achievements.
We take great pride in promoting academic excellence as well as individual betterment and endeavour.
Be Amazing at WIS
Our Student Stories
Head Boy for 2020-2021, Chetan Nair is truly outstanding.
Year 12 student Aditya Prakasan is a Cricket sensation who plays professional Cricket for the Kerala State U19 Cricket Team.
E2D was launched by five of our current Year 13 students as a new, innovative learning platform.