9 Good Dubai Schools AMAZING for Early Years

We've uncovered the Dubai schools rated Good, but with exceptional Early Years provision. Looking for a place in Foundation or primary? Don't miss these schools from your shortlist...
9 Good Dubai Schools AMAZING for Early Years
By C Hoppe
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Horizon International School

Horizon International School

Curriculum: UK

Fees for Early Years: AED 34,517

Overall Rating for Early Years: Very Good with Outstanding elements

What the KHDA says: "Children listen to stories attentively during English lessons. They eagerly share their predictions with teachers and peers. Most children in FS2 follow instructions involving several ideas, for example when they play with programmable digital toys in class. Most children demonstrate very good receptive and expressive language skills, and use tenses appropriately. At the end of the Foundation Stage, most children use their phonic skills to read simple words and sentences. They are beginning to write sentences that they can read by themselves and others."

"Most children demonstrate very good numeracy skills. They count numbers accurately from one to 20; sequence numbers; count forwards and backwards; and are able to identify a number before or after a specific number. They are able to add and subtract two single-digit numbers, and solve simple mathematical problems using concrete materials. Most are beginning to understand the language of mathematics, for example, talking about everyday shapes and the size and weight of objects. They are able to recognise and describe 2-D and 3-D shapes and create patterns using a variety of colours and objects."

"During science lessons, children understand that their own cultures and their friends’ cultures are both similar and different. They talk about events that occur in their own lives and the lives of others. They make observations about animals and plants. They explore how living things grow and develop under the correct conditions and what happens when these conditions change. They talk about changes and suggest why some things occur. They understand how technology is used in homes and schools, and they use digital toys in the classroom to engage in simple coding activities."

Full Review: Horizon International School

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