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  • Welcome To The British School Of Kuwait

    Forty years at the forefront of British education in Kuwait

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Junior Phase

The Junior Phase (JP) consists of Years 3, 4 and 5 and aims to provide each of our students with an exciting and challenging education.

Junior phase students

Junior Phase students can excel within a curriculum that allows for academic, artistic and linguistic successes to be achieved and celebrated. The Junior Phase curriculum is based on the National Curriculum of England, and consists of English, Maths, Science, Humanities, ICT, Art, Music, PE, Design and Technology, French, Social Studies (Year 5), Arabic First and Second language and, for our Muslim students, Islamic Studies and Quranic Studies.

Complementing this rigorous curriculum, we also deliver a series of field trips for each year group and many exciting events, such as International Day, Book Week, Art Exhibitions and Healthy Lifestyle initiatives, which include Sports Days.

Year 3

Year 3 is the first year of Key Stage 2 education. Curriculum subject areas such as Science, Humanities, Art and ICT are carefully linked to English and Mathematics to create rich learning contexts and maximum learning opportunities.

The Humanities topics, Weather and Ancient Egypt, inspire children to learn about the world and people around them both present and past. 

In Science, topics such as Helping Plants Grow, Light and Shadow and Magnets and Springs help students develop the ability to raise their own questions about the world around them. 

In English and Mathematics, students are guided to reflect on the progress they have made via the use of personalised targets. These targets are shared with parents regularly throughout the year, strengthening the home-school partnership. 

Students also develop skills in Music through playing the recorder and keyboards. They are encouraged to showcase their talents and star potential to the school community through opportunities such as the National Anthem each morning, Gala Concerts and the Development Orchestra.

Students also begin to study French, increasing their understanding of cultural diversity and assisting with the development of skills for the acquisition of additional languages. 

Year 4 

Student leadership roles are an important part of life in Year 4 as they provide opportunities for students to have a voice in what happens throughout the school as well as enabling students to develop their own leadership skills. Children are chosen to take on the roles of Playground Prefects, Sports Council Representatives and Student Council members. 

Student Council plays an active role in the Junior Phase at BSK.  Classes each have representatives who share their groups’ concerns and suggestions for school improvement to the council. 

A special part of Year 4 is our Wider Opportunities music programme which has every student playing an orchestral instrument. Children can showcase their musical talents to fellow students and parents during special assemblies, playing the daily National Anthem and being a member of the Development Orchestra.      

As part of their French language studies students enjoy a French Café and contribute to a festival recognising the more than 70 nationalities represented within our student body. French at this stage is taught very actively through games, songs and puppets with the focus largely on speaking and listening skills.

Year 5

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.