Welcome to Key Stage 2. We hope that you will enjoy learning about our department and that you find your visit to our website informative.
In Key Stage 2 at El Alsson we follow the National Curriculum for England. However, we adapt aspects of this to meet our students’ needs and to reflect our unique position here in Egypt. Arabic, Religion and Social Studies are taught following the Egyptian Ministry of Education’s curriculum.
The curriculum provides the structure for pupils to partake in a wide range of activities and trips, educating them in a well-rounded manner and giving them a chance to develop lifelong interests and skills.
We are well resourced with books and equipment which allows the children to have the first-hand experience they need. The students learn in a healthy environment with bright, colourful and airy classrooms over looking playgrounds or green fields.
Reports are issued at the end of each term. Following that parents are invited to attend parents’ day to discuss the welfare and academic progress of their children.
There are a number of special events each term, including:
•Book Week: our annual Book Week is always very successful and encourages the children to plunge deeper into books.
•Educational visits: for example to the Pyramids at Giza, Sakkara and local museums; to concert and dance performances and creative art centres; to the River Nile; and to other locations extending pupils’ understanding of their world.
•Pupil Concerts: pupils perform in quality productions.
•Sports Day: each year group enjoys a Sports Day which teaches children participation skills, team building and good sportsmanship.
•Anti-bullying Week: to teach pupils positive strategies to deal with bullying and other issues.
•International Week: pupils explore and learn about different cultures.
•KS2 Weekly Assembly: presented by a different KS2 class each week.
•Residential trips: Year 6 Desert trip Year 5 Luxor trip and Year 4 Alexandria trip.
•Parent Orientation Meeting: at the beginning of the year to explain the curriculum, classroom routines and expectations.
In Key Stage 2 at El Alsson we follow the National Curriculum for England and build upon the solid foundations laid in KS1. Pupils make progress through Years 3-6 in their knowledge of the world, and their skills, confidence and creativity. However, we adapt aspects of this to meet our students’ needs and to reflect our unique position here in Egypt. Arabic, Religion and Social Studies are taught following the Egyptian Ministry of Education’s curriculum.
The curriculum provides the structure for pupils to partake in a wide range of activities and trips, educating them in a well- rounded manner and gives them a chance to develop lifelong interests and skills.
Pupils have lessons with their class teacher in the following subjects: English, Maths, Science, Humanities & PSHE.
Pupils have lessons with specialist teachers in the following subjects: Arabic, Religion. Social Studies, Music, ICT, PE, Art & French.
The curriculum is continuous across key stages and is monitored, to ensure there is progression across the curriculum. We recognise that, as pupils transfer from one key stage to another, there are significant increases in expectations in terms of personal organisation and independent study. Cross phase initiatives are in place to smooth the transition.
Lessons are planned according to the learning needs of the pupils, so that all levels of ability are catered for.
El Alsson is an academically selective school whose mission is to enable children to achieve success through a culture of thinking, learning and caring. We recognize that some pupils will require extra support at certain stages during their education. In providing that support, we acknowledge that each child has learning differences and learning strengths.
We believe that support given in the early, primary years of school can minimize the occurrence of learning difficulties in later years. Addressing individual learning needs and learning styles is the key to unlocking pupil success.
Parental support is highly valued by the school. Parents are seen as partners and are actively encouraged to support and cooperate with the school, in order to address their child’s learning needs.
Pupils have access to appropriate ICT resources in all year groups. They develop their skills in the use of ICT, both through the ICT curriculum, and through the appropriate use of ICT in all subjects
Extension & Enrichment
Educational visits, field trips, extra-curricular activities and performance opportunities play an important role in extending and enriching the curriculum and developing our pupils.
All Students must read our Behaviour Policy. To acknowledge reading it, please fill in the form at the end and return it to the class teacher. Click here to read policy.