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Curriculum

 

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Key Stage 1

Key Stage 1 Overview

At Dhahran British Grammar School, Key Stage 1 includes foundation stage 2, year 1 and year 2, five to seven year-old children. We have three parallel classes for foundation stage 2 and year 1, and two parallel classes for year 2. Key Stage 1 shares a building with the foundation stage, (foundation stage 1 and foundation stage 2).

Foundation stage one pupil during an art activity.

This is brightly decorated and our central corridor showcases 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.

Click here to see the outline of what your child will be studying in 2012-2013.

 

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.

 

Foundation Stage 2 Parent Information Booklet

 

Useful Links:

National Curriculum in KS1 and KS2

Homework Policy

ICT in KS1 and KS2