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)
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
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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
At WIS our personalised learning takes many different forms and allows us to give the children a rich curriculum filled with opportunities.
In March 2020 the KHDA moved all schools into ‘Distance Learning’ mode. This took schools into unknown territory and perhaps an initial sense of panic.
As one of the High-Performance Learning ‘Values, Attitudes and Attributes (VAAs), ‘Hardwork’ is deeply rooted in our learning culture. A trait that is widely considered to be inherently personality based, we firmly believe it is a characteristic that can be taught, developed and ultimately mastered to ensure that students are the drivers of their own success, knowing that dedication to a skill, craft or discipline can bring about the most amazing rewards and accolades.