Deira Private School

Primary Curriculum

The curriculum followed in Years 1 to 6 is based on the National Curriculum for England, adapted by our staff to have a global dimension and to be relevant to children living here in the UAE. The core of the curriculum is set but teachers are empowered to group areas of learning together to create topics that are of interest and of relevance to children in their class. We also value cross-curricular learning so that children make links between different subjects. In addition, we pay equal status to the teaching of Arabic, Islamic, UAE Social Studies and Moral Education which make up the local Ministry of Education curriculum.

Subjects in Years 1 to 6:

  • English
  • Maths
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Moral Education
  • Attitudes and Attributes
  • Arabic
  • Islamic Studies (for our Muslim pupils)
  • Computing / ICT
  • Citizenship (for non-Muslim pupils)
  • Art and Design
  • Design and Technology (including food technology)
  • Music
  • Physical Education