At Liwa School the curriculum is the key enabler for pupils to achieve international standards and realize our vision…

 

Curriculum

At Liwa International School we offer a curriculum that is aligned to the California Common Core State Standards, along with the MOE regulations and expectations set by ADEK.  Staff have worked to design an engaging curriculum for their grades in subjects that utilizes as many cross curricular links as possible to deepen learning and promote Excellence, Enjoyment, Innovation and Critical Thinking. 

Each grade has prepared a curriculum guide for parents - look under each grade tab for KG and Elementary, or subjects for Middle and High school.

Each grade team ensures that the Standards are taught within the grade, and that the full breadth and balance are explored. 

In the lower school we have a strong focus to Reading and language immersion, with a clear plan to address the issues of pupils who have English as a Second Language.

The appointment of a Curriculum Coordinator for the whole school and regular meetings of our curriculum committee have been instrumental in facilitating our strategic developments in line with the needs of the pupils and the school, as well as ensuring that the progression from KG through to grade 12 is closely monitored and that all children are well prepared for the next stage in their education at each transition point. 

We offer workshops throughout the year for parents to involve and inform them in regard to our curriculum and the way their children work in the school. 

For grade information please look at the grade tabs with in the curriculum section, and for policy information click the Curriculum Policy.

 

Additional Links:

Student Competence Framework

Assessment Information (Arabic)

Assessment Information (English)

 

Kindergarten

Our Kindergarten provides a wide range of opportunities and experiences to encourage our youngest children to develop their natural curiosity and thinking skills. In this way they will develop the foundations upon which they will continue to build throughout their school career and beyond.

Learning at home

Although an option, Liwa International School recognizes ‘learning from home’ as a trend and a preference amongst most parents and communities.

Since we believe in our strong ties with students and families, we therefore, look for opportunities where we can train parents to educate their children.

Parents play a big role in influencing a child’s behavior, attitude and approa..ch towards learning. As a result, Liwa extends its hands and supports concerned parties to be a part of the education process.

  • Parent Orientation Meetings: A formal induction to discuss your child’s personal, social and learning needs.
  • Topic Guidance: Every week we guide parents by publishing a home learning schedule so that they can help their child at home and keep track of the syllabus.
  • Parents Meetings: Held twice a year, the meetings are an opportunity for parents to discuss their child’s progress.
  • Termly Reports: A summary of your child’s achievements throughout the year in terms of academic, social and behavioral development.
  • Parent Workshops: A number of parent workshops held throughout the year to help parents with curriculum such as reading and math.
Curriculum Maps

Please click on the link below to download or view the Curriculum Maps for Kindergarten.

  • Term 1
  • Term 2
  • Term 3 

 

Elementary

In Elementary - from grades 1-5- children study the full range of subjects with an emphasis on innovation, STEAM, practical application and active learning.  They are encouraged to discuss their learning and think critically. We have specialist Art, Science, DT and ICT rooms, and children from Grade 2 have a weekly lesson in these. All subjects are taught thematically and with an emphasis on cross curricular links. We are embracing technology integration with particularly from grades 3 to 5. All students in these grades have been issued with a Chromebook. This enables them to use ICT across the curriculum and gain access to applications to support their learning. From Arabic through to Science, students are now exploring learning through platforms they would not normally utilize.

We have parent workshops so our parents understand the learning and how to help their children at home, as well as home school projects and competitions to involve the whole family.

Children use the library each week for a lesson. We place significant great emphasis on reading, both in the general curriculum and with events, such as the World Book day, Book making competitions,  and celebrations of the super star readers through Reading A to Z.

We use Class Dojo as our central behavior management system. Dojo points are issued as rewards, for performance elements linked to our school values. Class Dojo is also used as a means of communicating with our parents. Newsletters and messages are posted directly to communicate homework, projects, special events and individual class needs.

We fully support national agendas set by ADEK, and have fully integrated the 'My Identity ' and Student Competence Framework (SCF) agendas into our school life.

Curriculum Maps for Grade 1

Please click on the link below to download or view the Curriculum Maps for Grade 1.

  • Term 1
  • Term 2
  • Term 3

 

Curriculum Maps for Grade 2

Please click on the links below to download or view the English Standards for Grade 2.

  • Term 1
  • Term 2
  • Term 3

 

Curriculum Maps for Grade 3

Please click on the links below to download or view the Math Standards for Grade 3.

  • Term 1
  • Term 2
  • Term 3

 

Curriculum Maps for Grade 4

Please click on the links below to download or view the Science Standards for Grade 4.

  • Term 1
  • Term 2
  • Term 3

 

Curriculum Maps for Grade 5

Please click on the links below to download or view the Social Studies Standards for Grade 5.

  • Term 1
  • Term 2
  • Term 3

 

 

Middle School

Our aim is to develop well balanced students with the content knowledge and 21st century skills for success in their post-school lives. Lessons are delivered by subject specialists who are led by school leaders with global experience. Our curriculum is aligned to the California  Common Core Standards and include the core subjects of Math, Science, English, Social Studies, IT, Art, French and  PE. High School students can take Electives such as D&T, Media, Art and French. Arabic, Islamic Studies and Arabic Civics follow MOE guidelines. Our curriculum explores opportunities to develop our students' understanding of Emirati national identity, the Student Competence Framework and innovative skills and practice.

Individual learning is supported by meeting the needs of all students, providing comprehensive feedback for students to act on, and the delivery of best teaching practice.

A weekly PACE session supports students' personal development with topics covering Study Skills, Emotional Intelligence, Universities, Healthy & Safe Lifestyles, Careers, Innovation/Leadership and the Environment. 

The school has a specialized & highly committed team which supports students with numerous award winning projects in innovative and community based competitions and initiatives.

Through our popular House System, all students participate in our extensive extra-curricular programme, with clubs including: Public Speaking, Environment, Charity, National Identity, STEM, Math,Taekwondo, Cooking, Drama, Art, Model UN, Chess, and IT. House Captains take on leadership responsibilities and make decisions about how to develop the House system further.

High School

Our aim is to develop well balanced students with the content knowledge and 21st century skills for success in their post-school lives. Lessons are delivered by subject specialists who are led by school leaders with global experience. Our curriculum is aligned to the Californian Common Core Standards and include the core subjects of Math, Science, English, Social Studies, IT, Art, French and  PE. High School students can take Electives such as D&T, Media, Art and French. Arabic, Islamic Studies and Arabic Civics follow MOE guidelines. Our curriculum exploits opportunities to develop our students' understanding of Emirati national identity, the Student Competence Framework and innovative skills and practice.

Individual learning is supported by meeting the needs of all students, providing comprehensive feedback for students to act on, and the delivery of best teaching practice.

A weekly PACE session supports students' personal development with topics covering Study Skills, Emotional Intelligence, Universities, Healthy & Safe Lifestyles, Careers, Innovation/Leadership and the Environment. 

The school has a specialist & highly committed team which supports students with numerous award winning projects in innovative and community based competitions and initiatives.

Through our popular House System, all students participate in our extensive extra-curricular programme, with clubs including: Sports, Zumba, Cooking, Drama, Art, UN, Fashion, Journalism, Chess, Reading Buddies and Quran Studies.House Captains take on leadership responsibilities and make decisions about how to develop the House system further.

High School students are supported with their post-school development through our comprehensive university guidance programme. Support includes: one-to-one guidance tutorials with Grade Leaders and Head Teachers; PACE lessons; university guidance packs; online resources; Liwa's annual University Fair; and scholarship guidance for students.