Primary School

Welcome to Primary School at GEMS Founders School - Masdar City

At GFA, we follow The National Curriculum for England. The National Curriculum is designed to inspire and develop children’s understanding and knowledge. This approach to learning emphasizes on the importance of a skills-based curriculum where learning relates to real life experience through a cross curricular approach. Well-being and values are of high regard at GFA.


The curriculum is divided into core and foundation subjects

Core Subjects




Arabic (for Arabic speakers)

Arabic (for non-Arabic speakers)

Islamic Studies (for Muslim students)

UAE Social Studies

Moral Education 

Foundation Subjects






Physical Education


Research shows that young children learn best when they are active, engaged and interested. Here at GFA we recognise this and lessons are designed and planned for to have a hook, stimulating question and or a thought-provoking picture that engages and excites pupils to have a thirst to learn more.

We believe that a cross curricular approach related to real life skills allows the child to develop knowledge and apply skills learned.

Our teachers and teaching assistants facilitate a collaborative style of learning which encourages children to discuss their ideas with their peers and look at different strategies to solving a problem. This is achieved through explicit modelling, questioning and teaching. Teachers use an ongoing assessment to inform planning and to meet the children’s needs.

Across the Primary School at GFA, we provide pupils with different opportunities to develop the whole child ranging from leadership roles, looking after the environment and other external projects. We believe that these extended opportunities support pupils to become confident well-rounded learners.  In Math we use a mastery approach using the Power Maths scheme of work which we use across the whole primary school.

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