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PRIMARY YEARS

 

Our fully qualified and experienced teachers in the Primary department make every effort to make children feel at ease and comfortable throughout their Primary education, so that they can progress and develop their skills, especially in Literacy and Numeracy.

Edison International Academy, Muaither, follows the National Curriculum for England in teaching English, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies. Music, Art, ICT, PSHE and PE are also part of the curriculum, and are equally important, as they provide all children with a broader, more balanced education. In addition and in accordance to the specifications of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education of the State of Qatar, we offer daily Arabic lessons from Year 1 to Year 6, and our Muslim students have Islamic Studies lessons, too. Children are also introduced to the Modern Foreign Language of French in Key Stage 2 (Year 3 – Year 6).

Homework is regularly given to all children in the Primary years; it is designed to complement and enhance the learning, which is taking place in the classroom. Children are expected to complete this diligently and hand it back to their respective teacher in due time.

Throughout the Primary years, there is a system of internal assessment, so that each child’s progress and development can be documented. These assessments may include regular spelling tests, end of unit tests, assignments or projects, etc. In accordance with the National Curriculum guidelines for student assessment, there is typically one formal, summative assessment at the end of the school year (see Assessment Policy).

There are Parent-Teacher-Meetings towards the end of each term, where parents have an opportunity to discuss their child’s academic progress with the teacher. However, our teachers are happy to speak to parents at other appointed times, too.

At Edison International Academy, Muaither, we offer additional language support to assist and develop children who are experiencing difficulties.

To complement the curriculum, our teachers offer a variety of extra-curricular activities and after-school clubs throughout the school year.