Primary school encompasses Years 1 to 6, i.e. from 5 to 11 years of age.
From Year One, the following subject areas are covered: English (Speaking and Listening, Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar, Reading and Writing), Mathematics, Science, Computing, Art and Design, Citizenship (including Religious Education), Design and Technology, Geography, History, Languages (French and Kiswahili), Performing Arts (Music and Drama), Physical Education (including Swimming), Personal, Social and Health Education (including Finance education).
Teachers at Braeburn Dar es Salaam set high expectations for every student; they plan challenging work for students whose attainment is significantly above the expected standard and plan accessible lessons for students who have low levels of prior attainment or have identified additional educational needs (for example, English as an additional language). Our teachers use appropriate assessment to set targets which are deliberately ambitious. In support of our on-going teacher assessment, SATs (Statutory Attainment Tests) are used at the end of Key Stage One and Two.
Our teaching resources are bought from leading educational suppliers and publishers from the United Kingdom. We ensure that teachers and classrooms are well-equipped to deliver the curriculum using a variety of methods that cater for the different learning styles of our students.
In the fast and ever changing world of Information Communications Technology, we are committed to using ICT to support teaching and learning. Teachers are given the training and equipment needed to ensure ICT is embedded in all areas of the curriculum.
We encourage all students to develop their individual talents to the full whilst at Braeburn and to aspire to excellence in all they undertake; we strongly believe in a holistic approach to learning where emphasis is placed on academics, music, sports, the arts, outdoor pursuits and drama. We provide a wide range of opportunities for children to succeed whiles enjoying a safe and happy learning environment.
In Key Stage Two (Year 3, 4, 5 and 6): In addition to Key Stage One subjects, a specialist teacher, teaches Drama. French classes are set from Year 4; there are three groups (two classes taught at a time): Accelerated, Core and Foundation.