Primary Years

A student-centred curriculum

After completing Foundation Stage, children enter Key Stage 1 (Year 1 and Year 2). Effective transition between Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 is vital for the stability and development of the children therefore strategies are put in place to ensure this is as successful as possible.

At Wellington Primary School we set high expectations for all our learners in every aspect of their school life to enable children to reach their potential. Learning is based upon a student-centred curriculum where every child receives personalised learning opportunities to allow them to make the best possible progress.

In the primary years we follow the National Curriculum for England which is adapted to suit our international setting and meet the UAE’s curriculum expectations:


Teachers plan and deliver enriching opportunities through a cross-curricular approach which is designed to stimulate curiosity and engage children in their learning by making it meaningful and relevant to the world around them. Each term your child will focus their work around a ‘theme’ incorporating the core subjects of English, Maths and Science alongside History, Geography, Art, Technology and Computing as well as Social and Moral Education. It is through using this cross-curricular approach that teachers skillfully provide opportunities for children to think at a deeper level, make connections between subjects and develop critical thinking and problem solving skills.

To ensure your children receive the highest standard of education they are taught by their class teacher alongside specialist teachers:

Taught by Class Teachers:

 Taught by Specialist Teachers:

 English Physical Education 
 Maths Music 
 Science Arabic 
Social Studies  Islamic 
Moral Education  French

Our highly trained teachers provide engaging and challenging learning environments both within their classrooms and through the use of specialist facilities. Children benefit from learning in our state of the art STEAM and Art studios, Science Laboratory, Library, Computing suites, Dance studio, Music recording spaces, Swimming Pool and Sports Courts. 

The curriculum is further enhanced through skills based projects, investigations, author and specialist visitors to school and class trips each term. Events such as National Day and International Day, STEAM week and Book Week provide an opportunity for children to enhance their understanding of the diversity in the world around them and to apply their knowledge through a range of varied, holistic learning experiences.

In all areas of the curriculum, we integrate 21st Century learning skills. These key skills are taught alongside transferable concepts preparing children for life beyond school, these are our ‘Learning Gears’.


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