Primary Department

Key Stage 1 (Years 1 & 2) & Key Stage 2 (Years 3 to 6)

Primary Department of Dubai Carmel School focuses on the individual needs of each student enrolled at this stage of schooling and provides a comfortable and safe environment alongwith  innovative and results oriented teaching. We provide our students a gradual introduction to more formal activities and increased self-reliance. We aim to develop confidence and interest in learning to our students  enabling them to become well-rounded students.

Our Primary Department follows a combination of Cambridge curriculum mixed with social and cultural values of UAE. During the early phase of Key Stage 1 and 2, subjects are integrated, and emphasis is placed on Maths (Numeracy) and English (Literacy). As a student moves through the system into higher grades, our approach becomes more subject specific and learning more defined (with the focus still being on Maths and English). Subjects and technology become more integrated and students are encouraged to explore and discover with a wider vision. Students work at their individual pace while being continuously encouraged to set higher standards for themselves. Student progress is continuously assessed and appropriate support offered as required.

Events, field trips, excursions and camps are used to extend student learning beyond the boundaries of the classroom.

Academic Curriculum

Core Subjects:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Information and Computing Technology

Foundation Subjects:

  • History
  • Geography
  • 2nd Language (Arabic & French)
  • Islamic education for Muslims
  • Physical Education