Key Stage 1 & 2

At the King Fahad Academy we teach the national curriculum, enriched by an Islamic ethos. We work to instill a deep spiritual connection with God and nurture students who have integrity, are principled and are emotionally secure and intelligent.

The curriculum is planned and sequenced to build on previous knowledge and is built towards defined end points. Phonics is taught using the ‘Letters and Sounds’ programme. The chosen curriculum provides academic breadth across a range of subjects and prepares them for the next stage of their learning. The programme is inclusive and ambitious and instills confidence for students to be agents of positive change in Great Britain and beyond. The cultural capital embedded in the programme equips students with knowledge that is beneficial for them throughout life. We incorporate SMSC (social, moral, spiritual and cultural) experiences as part of our education and we expect our students to be kind, reflective people and creative, curious learners.

At Key Stages 1 and 2 (Year 1 to Year 6) students study the following subjects:

English, Mathematics, Science, Art and Design, Design Technology (year 6), History, Geography, Physical Education, Religious Studies and Arabic.

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At the King Fahad Academy, we implement The Power of Reading created by CLPE (Centre for Literacy in Primary Education). The Power of Reading enables all the teaching and learning, in English, to be centred around one text per half term. This allows the children to enjoy reading and be fully immersed into a text.

The CLPE is an independent UK charity with a global reputation for the quality of their research into literacy and teaching. Our English curriculum uses quality children’s literature and proven creative teaching approaches to support and develop a high quality literacy curriculum and a whole school love of reading and writing.

The Power of Reading is a comprehensive training programme supporting schools to raise engagement and attainment in reading and writing. Our staff have been trained in the programme and use the teaching sequences and ideas within the teaching of English.

The teaching sequences guide planning and help teachers to select the best teaching approaches to explore high quality texts in depth, enhancing reading comprehension and providing meaningful contexts and purposes for writing. The sequences include cross-curricular links so that we can really put quality literature at the heart of our curriculum.

For further information on the CLPE, Power of Reading programme, please click on the following link:



At the King Fahad Academy we follow White Rose Maths for children in Reception, Key Stages 1 and 2. The White Rose schemes of learning are designed to support a mastery approach to teaching and learning, as well as to support the aims and objectives of the National Curriculum.

The White Rose schemes have ‘number’ at their core and a lot of time is spent reinforcing number theory topics and concepts to build competency. Problem solving runs throughout all of the areas of the White Rose scheme and these are interwoven into each block.

White Rose builds on the belief that ‘everyone can do Maths’ and that all children, who are introduced to a concept, should have the opportunity to build on their abilities by following a concrete-pictorial-abstract approach:

Concrete – children should have the opportunity to use concrete objects to help them understand what they are doing.

Pictorial – alongside this, children should use pictorial representations. These representations can then be used to help reason and solve problems.

Abstract – both concrete and pictorial representations should support children’s understanding of abstract methods.

Further information about White Rose Maths can be accessed at the White Rose Maths website: