About The Primary School
The Primary School is authorised to offer the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IBPYP) and its curricular framework. A strong academic foundation is established through an inquiry-based approach to discovery and learning. At the heart of the programme is the IB learner profile where students develop their skills, knowledge and attitudes based around these key attributes.
The Primary School teaches a rigorous bilingual (Arabic and English) curriculum based on the IBPYP. Students are challenged to think critically and develop an international mindset. We guide them to take responsibility for their own learning and encourage them to pursue their own education through concept-driven Units of Inquiry while nurturing their roles as inquirers both in the classroom and the outside world.
Mr Fiyaz Ahmed
Vice Principal (English Programme and Primary KG1-5)
Primary School (KG1 & KG2)
As the first five years of a child’s life are the most formative, the KG curriculum strives to reinforce emerging skills in all domains, physical, socio-emotional and cognitive, offering a stimulating balance between learning and play.
Kindergarten students engage in a range of transdisciplinary Units of Inquiry, which provide learning experiences that integrate all the learning strands of the curriculum; Arabic and English languages, Science, Social Studies, Mathematics, ICT, Music, Drama and Physical Education. Students are encouraged to collaborate and share within a positive classroom environment, where learning centres and students’ ideas are explored.
There are four coeducational classes in KG 1 (ages 4-5) and four coeducational classes in KG 2 (ages 5-6). Each class has a bilingual teaching team that consists of one Arabic Homeroom Teacher and one English Homeroom Teacher. In addition to the Homeroom Teachers, Music, Dance, Drama, Physical Education and Art are delivered in the KG by specialist teachers. In addition to this, Media Centre Specialists help to integrate Information Literacy skills into the curriculum.
Primary School (K-Grade 5)
Students spend time each week studying within the Arabic programme, which includes Arabic Language, Units of Inquiry (Social Studies & Science), Mathematics and Religious Studies. In addition, the English Language, Unit of Inquiry (Social Studies & Science) form the backbone of the English component of the programme.
French is introduced as an additional language in Grades 4 and 5 and delivered by a specialist teacher. Music, Dance, Drama, Physical Education and Art, in Grades 1-5 are also delivered by specialist teachers. In addition to this, Media Centre Specialists help integrate (Information and Communication Technologies) ICT and Information Literacy skills into the curriculum.
Throughout the school year, the students study six Units of Inquiry apart from KG 1 where four units are studied. Regardless of the grade level, these Units revolve around core Global Themes that integrate many subject areas, or disciplines. These themes help teachers and students explore knowledge and make meaningful learning connections between subjects through Units of Inquiry.
These “Transdisciplinary Themes” include:
- Who we are
- Where we are in place and time
- How we express ourselves
- How the world works
- How we organise ourselves
- Sharing the planet
Concept driven curriculum:
At the centre of the curriculum are key concepts/big ideas that have relevance within and across subject areas. These are explored through questions, which help structure the inquiry.
|Form – What is it like?||Connection – How is it connected to other things?|
|Function – How does it work?||Perspective – What are the points of view?|
|Causation – Why is it like it is?||Responsibility – What is our responsibility?|
|Change – How is it changing?||Reflection – How do we know?|
Throughout the students’ learning experiences, they acquire and apply a set of skills across all curricular areas.
These transdisciplinary skills include:
The development of positive attitudes and clear behavioural expectations are also essential elements of the programme and are emphasised through the following IB PYP Attitudes:
Contact The Primary School
For questions regarding Primary School policies and curricula, please contact:
Ms. Dima Qubain – Deputy Head of Primary/IB PYP Coordinator
Ms Faten Zeadat – Director of Arabic Programme (KG-5)
Ms Lorene Hattar – Director of English Programme and Student Wellbeing (KG-5)
The Primary School section at Amman Baccalaureate School is comprised of seven grade levels from KG to Grade 5.
Contact the Primary School (Grades 1-5)
For general questions (e.g. upcoming events) please contact:
Ms Rasha Ammari – Primary School Executive Assistant
Phone Number: 06 5411191 ext.: 2701
Contact the Primary School (Kindergarten 1 & 2)
For all other questions (e.g., upcoming activities), please email:
Ms Razan Bsaibess – Primary School KG Executive Assistant
Phone Number: 06 5411191 ext.: 2601
Other useful Primary School Contacts:
Ms Diana Al Banna – Head of Primary Executive Assistant
Phone Number: 06 5411191 ext.: 2004
Ms Suha Azar – Professional Development/Student Achievement Co-ordinator