KS1

Key stage 1 covers year 1 and year 2.

The courses for Key Stage 1 are designed to meet the requirements of the National Curriculum for England and Wales and will assess pupils according to the levels of the National Curriculum. In September 2010, N.B.S will implement the Cambridge International Primary Programme.

Our timetables are designed to promote moral, social, cultural, mental and physical development. The challenge is to give enough teaching time to the core subjects, whilst also ensuring that children study abroad, well-balanced curriculum. The following table shows the minimum number of hours or minutes that should be devoted to each National Curriculum subject per week at Key Stages One:

 Subject   Key Stage 1
(hours.minutes)
 English  6
 Mathematics  5
 Science  1.30
 Design & Technology  1
 ICT  1
 History  1
 Geography  1
 Art & Design  1
 Music  1
 PE  1
 Citizenship or Islamic Studies  1
 French/Arabic  1 or 2
 Total  21.5

There are no statutory time allocations for subjects, except English and Mathematics, which have a daily amount of time prescribed by the National Literacy and Numeracy Strategies. We also have Assembly, Golden Time, Handwriting and Circle Time.

Language

The language in which all subjects are taught is English. NBS offers a language choice of Arabic 1st Language, Arabic 2nd Language and French. Islamic Studies can be learned in English or Arabic.