Foundation Stage

Welcome Message from the Head of Primary

Mrs. Rachel Hardwick

On behalf of the whole team, I’m delighted to welcome you to the Primary family at GEMS The British School, Al Rehab. At TBS we pride ourselves on developing children with a focus on our core values – this enables children to develop confidence and achieve excellence academically and socially.

We value greatly the home-school partnership and know that working together, we can support your child to reach their full potential.

Throughout the year, there will be many opportunities for children to showcase their skills and learning. We also have opportunities for student leadership (such as student council) and other extracurricular activities to enhance the learning in the classroom.

GEMS Core Values - How we live our Core Values everyday

1. Leading through innovation -Find the courage to challenge convention

  • We dare to dream of the possibilities
  • No idea is too small or too large if it makes things better for our learners and our people

2. Pursuing excellence -Work to continually exceed expectations

  • Just as we set educational standards for our schools, we ensure that everything we do is delivered to a high standard
  • We go the extra mile for our students and our colleagues

3. Growing by learning - Strive to develop your potential

  • Along with our students, we never stop learning
  • Each and every one of us has the capacity for leadership

4. Global citizenship -Making an active contribution to your local and global community

  • We respect and celebrate our diversity and recognize that there are many things that unite us all
  • We make a difference in our local communities so that we can build a sustainable planet to share
  • We build bridges of knowledge, push boundaries and unite young people.
  • We aim to produce not just great students, but great people who live with honesty, confidence and integrity

Curriculum Overview 

In EYFS children begin their school journey following the UK Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. This guides the learning to ensure all areas of a young child’s development are nurtured. Much of this is done by ‘learning through play’. Moving on to Year 1 and 2 (Key Stage 1), more formal learning methods are employed based on the objectives from the UK National Curriculum. Teachers provide child-focused lessons which cater to each individual child’s needs. The core subjects (English, Maths and Science) are regularly assessed and monitored to ensure progress. As children enter Year 3 they begin Key Stage 2 (finishing in Year 6). Lessons are designed to meet the requirements of the curriculum in terms of skills and knowledge acquisition, with emphasis placed on application of these skills through practical activities and a cross-subject approach.

We work hard and have lots of fun at TBS – welcome to the family!

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