Junior School (5-11)
All About Kent College Dubai’s Junior/Primary School
We aim to be one of the best British Curriculum Primary Schools in Dubai. As such, we deliver the National Curriculum for England (NCfE).
Key Stage One (Age 5 – 7)
Our Key Stage One department is located in the Junior School building, allowing children to move seamlessly from one stage to the next. The learning areas for Key Stage One are stimulating, beautiful and fun, encouraging children to play together. Whilst still supporting and enabling the critical social and learning behaviours from the Foundation Stage, children in Key Stage 1 begin to develop more sophisticated skills as they increase their confidence in academic skills.
Learning in Years One and Two maintains a play-based, inquiry-driven model, but with slightly more structure. Planned independent and pupil-led approaches ensure that our children’s individual contributions are valued and that they grow in confidence as they begin to realise their value and contribution to the wider school community. Children acquire knowledge and skills through questioning, exploring and discovery. Our talented teachers use a variety of creative approaches and resources catered to the interests, needs and learning styles of each child.
Key Stage Two (Age 7 – 11)
Your Key Stage Two child will embark with confidence on more challenging and goal-oriented learning opportunities, both independently and within collaborative teams. In Years Three to Six, they are encouraged to take more ownership and direction of their learning. Our amazing teachers plan delivery of the curriculum in a manner which is exciting and engaging; maintaining a very practical “hands-on” approach as much as possible. Your child will grow and flourish through Key Stage Two into a confident, curious, independent learner.
In Key Stage Two, pupils are given various opportunities to participate in musical, sporting, artistic and academic activities internally and in competition with other schools in Dubai. The Pupil Council and other leadership roles offer our older students leadership opportunities; sharing their ‘voice’ and contributing to the school and wider community through a number of valuable projects.
More specialised learning centres are availed to children in Key Stage 2, including a Science Laboratory, Food Technology Room, Art and Design Technology Rooms, EIT (Enterprise, Innovation and Technology) Lab, a PSHE Room and a dedicated Primary School Library.
Finally, Key Stage 2 also sees the pupils involved in residential trips; a wonderful and exciting adventure for our maturing learners.
The Junior School Day
From Sunday to Wednesday, the school day for pupils in Years 1 to Year 6 starts at 08h00 and finishes at 14h15. (Timings change during Ramadan, and might be affected from time to time based on Covid-19 Guidelines). On Thursday the whole school finishes at 13h30.
Extracurricular Activities (ECAs) run most days of the week and finish at 15h10, when children can be collected from school.
|Sunday – Wednesday schedule:|
|Lunchtime||12h05 – 12h35|
|End of the day||14h15|
|ECA times||14h15 – 15h10|
After School Care
Outside of Covid-19, we offer after school care as follows:
If children have siblings in the senior section of school, they are welcome to stay until 16h10, to travel home with older siblings. There will be a supervised Homework/Reading Club from 15h10 – 16h10 on ECA days, to enable this to happen safely.
We are not currently offering this After School Care, but hope to be able to offer it again in the future once it is safe to do so and once Covid-19 restrictions are lifted.
Our GREAT (Gifted, Really Enthusiastic, Able, & Talented) Program uses a ‘whole-child’ approach where each pupil has a GREAT profile across each subject so that we can assist them in developing their strengths and interests. Each subject area has a cohort to stretch and challenge, and pupils who are gifted and talented in 3 or more disciplines, join our whole school Talented and Gifted cohort where they will be given extra guidance and mentorship to truly fulfill their potential.
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