Awfaz School

PARENTS

Curriculum

OVERVIEW

The first years of schooling are extremely important in every child’s development.

 Children develop physically, intellectually, emotionally and socially throughout this time. Starting school can be a daunting and difficult experience for any child, and it is therefore crucial that children be able to settle into the school environment as calmly, smoothly and comfortably as possible. For some children it is harder than for others, and it is essential that all children see the environment as being a warm, welcoming and happy place. 

At Awfaz Global our small class sizes are able to provide the small group nurture that means that our pupils will not get ‘lost’ as they may have done in other larger schools in the past. We provide children with a planned, co-coordinated program based on the English Early Years and Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. We have a separate campus for the Early Years groups and provide age appropriate resources for each of our cohorts. 

ACADEMIC CALENDAR

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Curriculum

Awfaz Global School follows the National Curriculum of England and Wales, and models itself on an English Curriculum school. We follow the National Curriculum objectives for English, Mathematics and Science. History and Geography are merged together to form Social Studies. However, the breadth of the study as mandated by the National Curriculum of England and Wales lacks geographical or social relevance for our students hence adapting the Qatari cultural and history preservation. This is in line with our vision, mission and objective statements, which seeks to create global citizens who are compatible with Qatari, Arabian and Islamic society. Religion is not compulsorily studied in the National Curriculum so is taught by specialist Islamic teachers to both Arabic and Non-Arabic students.

Our computer lab managed by specialist ICT teachers is fully equipped to cater for our student body needs. The ICT lab contains sufficient set of desktop computers and an interactive white board. The ICT specialist follows the National Curriculum but with amendments to cater for our student needs and 21st century requirements and changes. The fully functioning and equipped art room provides teacher and students freedom of creativity and inspiration during their lesson.

The art curriculum is based on the National curriculum of England and Wales but is at times altered to cater for the cultural and geographical background of our students and for special events such as Qatar National Day celebrations.

English, Mathematics and Science, the school currently uses Pearson’s Active Learn, Abacus, Science bug and Edexcel with the introduction of Twinkl and Wordsmith for 2018-19. This will continue in the Academic Year 2019-2020. These resources support the National Curriculum of
England and Wales. The resources provided include, but are not limited to online lesson plans, homework sheets, reading books, interactive tasks, worksheets and assessments. Teachers implement relevant features into their lesson planning.

Differentiation is an important part of the teaching and assessment within AGS. Lessons are planned to focus on the needs of the students, taking into account different learning preferences, ability levels, social and ethnic composition of the class. The learning objective of every lesson is clearly stated. It is an expectation that teachers use a variety of teaching methods in which to engage their students.

The pedagogy which aims to comply with the philosophy of our school mission and vision has to demonstrate the various learning styles such as critical thinking order so that our students can make future decisions and collaborate with others in the context of student-centred method of working.

Extra-Curricular

The first years of schooling are extremely important in every child’s development. Children develop physically, intellectually, emotionally and socially throughout this time. Starting school can be a daunting and difficult experience for any child, and it is therefore crucial that children be able to settle into the school environment as calmly, smoothly and comfortably as possible. For some children it is harder than for others, and it is essential that all children see the environment as being a warm, welcoming and happy place. 

At Awfaz Global our small class sizes are able to provide the small group nurture that means that our pupils will not get ‘lost’ as they may have done in other larger schools in the past. 

We provide children with a planned, co-coordinated program based on the English Early Years and Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. We have a separate campus for the Early Years groups and provide age appropriate resources for each of our cohorts. 

The Early Years and Foundation Stage is a program designed to develop key learning skills and to allow children to learn to work together with other children. This is achieved by planning activities which enable each child to reach Early Learning Goals at the end of the Foundation Stage.

One of the most important aims of the Foundation Stage is to prepare the child for Key Stage One. As every child develops at their own pace, the Foundation Stage encourages them to reach their full potential as well as giving them the intellectual, physical, social and emotional skills needed at Key Stage One. 

In the first year of the Foundation Stage, in our KG 1 the program focuses on each child’s intellectual and social skills. Encouragement is given for the child to develop at their own pace, and much of the focus is on the individual needs and interests of the child.