The Primary Department consists of Key Stage 1 which incorporates Years 1 and 2 and Key Stage 2 which caters for Years 3 to 6.
Our aim is to provide an environment within which our students can grow in confidence as they progress from their early school years to the challenges of Key Stage 2 to prepare for their transition to the Senior High School. The school prides itself on developing confident young people who have a wide variety of skills to take them further in life.
The Primary Department of Kuwait English School seeks to offer a range of opportunities to Inspire, Challenge and Encourage the students to attain the skills to develop into lifelong learners. The school offers a range of extracurricular activities to promote an all round education. The atmosphere is busy with students engaged in independent learning and collaborative tasks.
The Primary Department follows the National Curriculum of England and Wales and all resources are purchased from UK.
The classes are of mixed ability and as the fluency of students in the English Language varies considerably, specialist teachers of EFL and Learning Support assist the class teachers in the support, assessment and monitoring of the children. The Learning Support Department also provides opportunities to extend Gifted and Talented students.
The Primary Department is situated in the main building of Kuwait English School.
KEY STAGE 1
In Key Stage 1 the classrooms are situated in a self contained area. There are 13 classes in Key Stage 1 with their own playground, computer suite, language support rooms and music room. The Department is well resourced with Smart TV’s and computer tablets. Teaching assistants support the class teachers.
KEY STAGE 2
In Key Stage 2 there are 26 classes and 3 rooms used for Learning Support. The Primary Department has it’s own Library with full-time Librarian, Drama Studio, Science Lab, ICT rooms and Art room.
The school is well resourced in all subject areas. Specialist teachers are employed to teach Music, ICT, Drama, French, Arabic, Islamic Studies, Learning Support, PE and Swimming. French is taught in Years 5 and 6. From Year 4 students work on 1:1 devices to enhance independent learning.