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Our DBF students enjoy an extensive range of cross-curricular learning opportunities and use both indoor and outdoor areas throughout the year to extend their learning.
DBF has many fabulous outdoor areas that have been uniquely designed to support every aspect of a young child's gross motor skill development. In the cooler months, this area is used extensively and is a favourite learning space for many of our children. During warmer months when it is too hot to work safely outdoors, our spacious multi-purpose gym and inside share areas serve the same purposes.
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These are equipped with the best quality resources and planned for by our teachers to support learning through play. Our multi-purpose hall are used not only for extensive Physical Education lessons but also as a venue for frequent school productions and Parent Information Meetings. Additionally, we have a wonderful outdoor swimming pool, where students in FS1 and FS2 receive weekly formal swimming lessons as part of our curriculum.
Music has a special focus within our curriculum and through our ‘Singing for Learning Programme,' all children make rapid progress in language acquisition, steered by our Music and Arabic teachers. Our approach to the teaching of Arabic is likewise supported by extensive singing, and our Arabic and Music teachers work hand-in-hand to introduce relevant and meaningful vocabulary through song. These songs are then shared with our families through class assemblies and productions throughout the year.
Although not compulsory to teach Arabic until Year 1, we are keen to ensure our DBF students have an advantageous head start. Our whole staff learn Arabic alongside the children and we are proud of the success we have enjoyed. Research has shown that learning an additional language through song promotes the most effective language acquisition, so we are confident in our approach.
We have positive working relationships with our parent body and seek to ensure parents are actively involved in their children’s education. With our 30-minute daily, open-door, flexible drop off time, we invite parents and carers into their child’s classroom daily to spend time with their child and the teachers. With this amazing parent support and understanding of what happens in the classroom. Combined with our many other forms of communication, our parents often comment on how this high level of effective communication between home and school, directly impacts upon the happiness, engagement and ultimate attainment of each of our DBF children.
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