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!
I am particularly excited to oversee innovative and creative student events in Lower School, ensuring they are well planned, structured and have significant impact on student experience. I am also really looking forward to working alongside parents to develop a high-quality parental engagement calendar which ensures high levels of stakeholder participation across the Lower School.
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
Eclectic by Alisha
Alisha Ishraque, Year 8, created ‘Eclectic by Alisha’ to also reach out to students who have not had the opportunity to receive “the same quality of education that I’ve been fortunate enough to get”
At the ‘Fore’ Front of Golfing Excellence
Dominic Morton, Year 10 student, is excelling in golf after years of practice and determination. He was recently given the opportunity to play in the Pro-Am, professional golf event, at Jumeirah Golf Estates and played really well.
John Haffar - Sport Scholar
John Haffar is another one of our Sport Scholars. His main sport is basketball, but he is also a sporting enthusiast and takes part in many other sporting activities.