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Primary Curriculum

Welcome to Deira Private School, a place where academic excellence, cultural appreciation, and holistic development converge seamlessly. Our Primary Curriculum for Year 1 to Year 6 is carefully designed to embody the best of both worlds - the internationally recognised National Curriculum of England and Wales harmonised with the essential core subjects required by the Ministry of Education in the United Arab Emirates, such as Arabic, Islamic Studies, UAE Social Studies, and Moral Education.

Subjects in Years 1 to 6:

  • English
  • Maths
  • Science
  • Arabic for Arabs and Non-Arabs
  • Islamic Studies for Arabs and Non-Arabs [for Muslim pupils]
  • Moral Education and UAE Social Studies [for Year 2 to Year 6]
  • Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE) [for non-Muslim pupils]
  • Humanities
  • Computing/ICT/Robotics
  • Music
  • Art
  • Physical Education
  • French

In these formative years of education, we believe in nurturing young minds to become well-rounded, knowledgeable, and culturally aware individuals. Our curriculum not only prepares students to meet the UAE's educational standards but also equips them with the skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary to thrive in a rapidly changing global landscape.

Key highlights of our Primary Curriculum for Year 1 to Year 6, thoughtfully aligned with the core subjects mandated by the Ministry of Education in the UAE:
  • Core Subjects Mastery: Our curriculum integrates the essential core subjects stipulated by the Ministry of Education, including Arabic, Islamic Studies, Social Studies, and Moral Education. Through these subjects, students connect with their local heritage, values, and identity.
  • Holistic Learning Approach: Beyond core subjects, our curriculum embraces a holistic approach. We focus on fostering skills such as critical thinking, creativity, communication, and collaboration, ensuring students are prepared for the complexities of the modern world.
  • UK Curriculum Excellence: Rooted in the acclaimed Primary Curriculum from the National Curriculum of England and Wales, our educational approach empowers students to think critically, ask meaningful questions, and engage in active learning. This fusion of methodologies nurtures a strong foundation for lifelong learning.
  • Language Proficiency: Language is the bridge to understanding the world. Our curriculum places a strong emphasis on both English and Arabic language proficiency, nurturing effective communication skills that transcend cultural boundaries.
  • Cultural and Global Awareness: We celebrate cultural diversity by integrating global perspectives into our curriculum. Students develop a nuanced understanding of the world around them, fostering open-mindedness and empathy for various cultures.
  • Inclusive Education:Recognising the uniqueness of each student, our curriculum caters to diverse learning styles and abilities. Differentiated instruction ensures that all students can flourish and progress at their own pace.
  • Character Building: Our curriculum goes beyond academics; it nurtures character traits such as integrity, empathy, and resilience. Through values education and moral studies, students become responsible, ethical citizens.
  • Assessment for Growth: Assessment isn't just about grades; it's about growth. Our assessment strategies focus on tracking progress, identifying strengths, and offering constructive feedback to empower continuous improvement.
  • Engaged Parental Partnership: We believe in a collaborative educational journey with parents. Regular communication, workshops, and involvement in school activities create a supportive and enriching environment for student development.

At Deira Private School, our Primary Curriculum for Year 1 to Year 6 offers a unique blend of educational excellence, cultural understanding, and character development. Join us in this educational odyssey where young learners thrive academically, culturally, and personally, laying a strong foundation for a future brimming with possibilities.