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Primary School

In Years 1 to 6, our students receive a holistic education following a topic-based and cross-curricular approach following the English National Curriculum.

During the primary years, students are encouraged to be inquisitive, question learning and grow a love for learning. Lessons are tailor-made, focusing on the needs of the students in an engaging environment. Students are placed in small class groups receiving a personalised learning where teachers ensure all students reach their true potential and encourage children to go beyond expectations.

In the Primary School, our classes have a maximum of 15 students per class with one class teacher and one teaching assistant.

TOPIC BASED AND CROSS CURRICULAR

In the Primary School, teachers introduce a different topic every half term. Lessons from all subjects are linked together, allowing students to meet the expectations set by the English National Curriculum. This approach enables teachers to provide engaging lessons where children actively participate and enjoy their learning.

SPECIALIST LESSONS

In the Primary years, students have one class teacher and one teaching assistant in their classroom. This teacher will teach all core subjects, which include English, Phonics, Maths, Science, History and PSHE (Personal, Social, Health, and Economics).

Specialist subjects include Chinese, French, Spanish, PE, Music and Arts and are conducted by specialist teachers who work with the class teachers integrating the curriculum and ensuring specialist subjects are also part of the topic approach.

READING SCHEME

Reading has a significant role in our school. All of our students are encouraged to read daily both at school and at home. Students take part in a reading scheme split into levels with level 16 being the highest. Every month, students who read the most are elected the Reading King or Queen, in order to encourage a love for reading among students.

ENGLISH AS AN ADDITIONAL LANGUAGE

LOWER PRIMARY SCHOOL (YEARS 1 – 4)

In Years 1 to 4, all students are placed together irrespective of their English level. Younger children are able to learn new languages with ease, and the vocabulary used is accessible for all students. Teachers and Teaching Assistants can detect where each child might struggle with the English language, assisting them when needed.

UPPER PRIMARY SCHOOL (YEARS 5 – 6)

In Years 5 and 6, students who require EAL lessons receive separate English lessons where they can improve their level of English. They access the rest of the curriculum together with the rest of their year group.