The Year 5 curriculum is designed to aid students' organisation skills and encourages greater autonomy and participation in learning in preparation for life in the Middle Phase. Personalised target setting, discussions of success criteria and student use of National Curriculum Levels is intensified, with an emphasis on students understanding their academic strengths and areas for improvement.
Students are encouraged to pass this vital information on to parents on a regular basis, strengthening the home-school partnership.
The subject of Social Studies is introduced in Year 5, when children use iPads to learn about Kuwait and the Middle East. Students enjoy trips to the Martyrs’ Museum and the Scientific Centre, enriching knowledge about Kuwait and its history.
Students participate in Physical Education lessons that link with the Kuwait Foreign Schools Association Competitions (KFSAC), including football, basketball, bench ball, swimming, dance, gymnastics and general fitness. Extra-curricular sporting activities include training for competitions against other schools in Kuwait and the Primary phase Inter-House tournaments.
Music continues to be a joy in Year 5 with guitar and keyboard groups leading the way, building on the inclusive work of Year 4. Many of the budding stars hone their performance skills in our assemblies and Gala evenings as part of our Student Leadership Programme, with many more taking part in informal concerts during break times. An increasing number perform daily as part of the Development Orchestra as they play the National Anthem each morning.