The curriculum is based upon the National Curriculum of federal board of Pakistan, but is modified to reflect the society and culture of the United Arab Emirates.
At Pakistan Community School, we believe that our curriculum should offer a diverse & challenging curriculum that enables learners to be the best they can be whilst ensuring the curriculum upholds the culture & values of the UAE. It must also provide a range of learning experiences that challenge, stimulate and promote independence of thinking and learning, along with preparing them to be leading citizens of the world.
Our school is an inclusive learning community with a culture and ethos of ‘support me, challenge me, coach me’ underpinned by the highest of standards and expectations in all that we do.
We follow the National Curriculum of federal board of Pakistan. We are very excited to be moving forward with the recently developed curriculum. This has given us the opportunity to push the students to achieve more and more. The new curriculum also focuses on providing students with opportunities to investigate and apply the skills they have learnt in more detail.
Students in Key Stages 1 and 2 learn in a project based environment whilst still being taught English, Math’s and Science lessons. So that you are up to date with what is being learnt in the projects.
At Key Stage 3, students are taught in individual subjects. Your child will be offered a broad range of subjects which will include: English, Maths, Science, Languages, Geography, History, ICT, Art, PE and Design and Technology. Along with this, students have regular assemblies with their Heads of Year.
At Pakistan Community Welfare School, we offer a curriculum which is broad and balanced and which builds on the knowledge, understanding and skills of all children, whatever their starting points, as they progress through each Year Level. The aim of our curriculum is for students to have the requisite skills to be successful, independent and motivated learners in readiness for their next stage of education.
Students continue to work on the Early Learning Goals of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum as they enter Year 1. There is a period in the 3rd Term where the majority of children progress to the Pakistan National Curriculum. Throughout this period and beyond all children are still developing their phonic knowledge through the Letters and Sounds Program and developing their fluency in reading through the Daily Supported Reading Program
The Pakistan National Curriculum is delivered using an integrated topic approach and assessed using benchmark tracking as a basis to ensure coverage and progression throughout the school. The abler are challenged further in their learning and children who find aspects of their learning more difficult are appropriately supported so that they too are enabled to experience success.
The curriculum is underpinned by the ADEK’s competencies framework (Tolerance, Respect, Care, Integrity, Empathy, Honesty, Resilience) and these are taught on their own and through other areas of the curriculum, including assemblies
The English curriculum is taught using a strategy called Talk for Writing (T4W) which develops children’s writing skills through imitation, innovation and independence. Alongside this, children experience lessons on grammar, punctuation, spelling and handwriting. Guided Reading Sessions form the basis of our teaching of reading across the school.
The mathematics curriculum is currently delivered through a framework developed by consultants and coordinators within the school community. We are currently developing a teaching for mastery curriculum which enables children to develop their reasoning, investigative and problem-solving skills.
These subjects are taught in mixed ability groups. Furthermore, in all year groups there are small group interventions in order to support pupils in gaining the key skills to become successful readers, writers and mathematicians.
Specialist instructor support physical education. All subject leaders are given training and opportunity to keep developing their own subject knowledge, skills and understanding so they can support curriculum development and their colleagues throughout the school.
Theme weeks, whole school activities and opportunities within and outside school all enrich and develop the children’s learning. After school clubs and events extend these opportunities further. Additional whole school programs and approaches support quality teaching and learning and the school is adequately resourced in terms of learning materials.