Inspired by 130 years of excellence, Belvedere British School aims to continue the best in UK practice abroad. As such, our curriculum is based on the National Curriculum for England and Wales and will be consistently monitored to reflect new developments. The School’s curriculum will combine traditional teaching and learning practices with the best contemporary and innovative approaches.
The curriculum identifies three primary aims of primary education:
• Enable the child to live a full life as a child and to realise his or her potential as a unique individual.
• Enable the child to develop as a social being through living and co-operating with others and to contribute to the good of society.
• Prepare the child for further education and lifelong learning.
The curriculum is learner-centred. It emphasizes the importance of literacy, numeracy, and language, while at the same time responding to changing needs in science and technology, social, personal and health education.
In the Foundation Stage, the school will follow the new revised, EYFS Framework, published in 2014 in the UK. This new streamlined framework enables staff to spend more time supporting children and promoting their development. There is stronger emphasis on the three prime areas which are most essential for children’s healthy development. These three areas are: Communication and Language; Physical Development; and Personal, Social and Emotional Development. Other important areas of development, including Problem Solving, Reasoning and Numeracy; Knowledge and Understanding of the World and Creative Development will also be taught during the Foundation Stage.
During Key Stage 1 (Year 1 and Year 2) and Key Stage 2 (Year 3 to Year 6) the Compulsory British Curriculum subjects are as follows:
• English • Maths • Arabic
• Science • Design and Technology • Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
• History • Geography • Art and Design • Music • Physical Education
Our school follows the British Primary Strategy that aims to help us raise standards and to deliver the British Curriculum more effectively. The primary framework for literacy and mathematics is a central part of the strategy. Belvedere British School uses the best approach to support teaching, learning and assessment across the whole curriculum.