Dhahran British Grammar School

Quality British Education in Saudi Arabia

Reception and Key Stage 1

What will your child be studying next year?

Click here for an outline of what your child will be studying in 2011 - 2012

 

Key Stage 1 overview

At Dhahran British Grammar School, Key Stage 1 includes Year 1 and Year 2, five to seven year-old children. We have three parallel classes in each year group and share a building with the Foundation Stage (Foundation 1 and Foundation 2). This is brightly decorated and our central corridor show-cases creative work from each class. Young children have access to a variety of themed play areas that reflect the learning they are engaged with in class. We have a variety of wonderful P.E. facilities as well as a soft play room, containing a bouncy castle, ball pool, a range of climbing apparatus and construction equipment to encourage children to invent their own apparatus. Within the early years building we have a music room, kitchen and computer room, dedicated to meet the needs of our young children. Outside we have a large shaded sand area with climbing frames, swings and slides. There is a newly built garage that houses bikes and wheeled toys that the children ride around a tarmac track. This offers children the opportunity to develop the all-important road-safety skills.

Key Stage 1 Results

Key Stage 1 Reading Task Percentage of pupils who achieved Level 2 and above
 
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
National results
84
84
84
84
84
DBGS results
100
100
97
100
100
100

 

Key Stage 1 Writing Percentage of pupils who achieved Level 2 and above
 
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
National results
81
80
80
81
81
DBGS results
100
100
97
100
100
100

 

Key Stage 1 Maths Percentage of pupils who achieved Level 2 and above
 
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
National results
90
90
90
89
90
DBGS results
100
100
97
100
100
100

 

Key Stage 1 Science Percentage of pupils who achieved Level 2 and above
 
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
National results
89
85
89
89
90
DBGS results
100
100
97
100
100
100

 

Year 1 and Year 2 follow the English National Curriculum for Key Stage One, which provides opportunities to develop a broad range of understanding, knowledge and skills. Each class has a teaching assistant in addition to the teacher. Children are class-based for the majority of their lessons, but we have specialist teachers for Music, Arabic and P.E. Each week the children have a library lesson in our Learning Resource Centre with the librarian, where they learn library skills and check out a book to read at home. All children have a weekly Arabic lesson where they learn about Saudi Arabian culture and customs as well as a few words of Arabic! Children in Year 2 currently take the Key Stage One SATs tests in Reading, Writing and Mathematics.

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