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Student life in elementary is one of the most memorable phases of a child’s life. The phase of student life builds the foundation of their life. In student life, we do not just learn from books. We learn to grow emotionally, physically, philosophically as well as socially. Have a look at how a child enjoys learning and activities in the Elementary Section at DIPS.

Elementary here at DIPS consists of Grades 1 -5. All students begin their day with a variety of assembly opportunities. These assemblies reflect their learning and learning skills at DIPS. The students are happy and motivated to come every day to school. When children come to school  they meet their friends and begin their day socializing and talking about the things they love and building their friendships. Friendship are crucial when it comes to school. They help in having a positive learning environment when you learn something new with a friend, so this time is very important.

As the teachers come out and greet their students and take them to their classes, they have casual conversations building that trusting relationship with their teacher as well as they develop their responsibility by putting their bags away and getting out the items they will need for class so that they are ready to learn. Students are prepared to learn as the teacher lays out the plan for the day and when things will be taught.

Students in Elementary, not only have the key, core subjects of Reading, Writing, Math, Science, Arabic, and Islamic but they are provided with classes in PE, Music, Art, Moral Education, UAE Social Studies, French and Civics. The classrooms consist of the teacher working with whole class, or small groups, or even one on one time with students to ensure that they are learning the material. We have full time assistants in Grade 1 and Special assistant for Grade 2 and 3 that come in and give extra support and/or provide extensions in learning so that students learn what is required and stay challenged in their learning.

DIPS approaches learning as a team where many individuals are working together to ensure that each student is learning, feels safe, can ask questions if they don’t understand, and still enjoy learning.

Extensions in learning also include trips that solidify what students are learning in the classroom to an outside experience. Here are only a few trips that each grade level has experienced.  

Grade 1– Trip to Green Planet (Link to learning- Learning about animals and habitat)

Grade 2– Trip to Green Planet (Link to learning- Learning about plants and habitat)

Grade 3– Trip to the Green Planet (Link to learning- Learning about habitats)

Grade 4– Trip to Infinity Museum (Link to learning- Learning about graphics)

Grade 5– Trip to Infinity Museum (Link to learning- Learning about patterns in maths)

Teachers and teaching assistants desire is for the wellbeing of the student, from the beginning of the day while they socialize with their friends, to the academic learning, to the break times, to the teacher/student relationship to be one that builds a student’s desire and participation in learning, enjoy being at school, and develop respectful relationships with friends and staff in the school.