# Primary School

The Primary Department covers Year 1 (age 5) to Year 6 (age 11) following the British National Curriculum. To obtain the best results from our children, we have modelled the Primary timetable on our Senior school system. This means that from Year 3 upwards, our Primary staff will teach the subjects they have more interest in and enjoy teaching the most. The children will, therefore, be taught by several teachers throughout the day.

The advantages of this system are enormous, allowing the teachers to build a positive relationship with the students throughout their Primary years. When the students enter the Senior school in Year 7, the transition is far less stressful, interacting with the teachers quickly, respectfully and with confidence. This is a win win situation for both students and staff.

The subjects taught in Primary cover a wide range. As in Early Years, all subjects are taught in English, except for Spanish which has an allotted time of 50 minutes each day. Information Technology, Humanities, Science, Sport, Music and of course Mathematics and English make up the Primary Curriculum.

Our children are given confidence and a source of pride in everything they do, in a workinf enviroment like no other.

## KS 1

Key Stage 1 consists of children in Years 1, 2 and 3(ages 5-8). The learning in these year groups builds on the good practice in Foundation Stage, with a strong early emphasis on play-based, active learning, building towards more formal group work by the end of Year 2. Children in Key Stage 1 are taught using a curriculum that blends the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) with the Literacy and Maths frameworks from schools in England.

Many of the children joining us in Key Stage 1 join us having had no previous school experience. We consider each child’s needs and starting points to ensure the curriculum we provide supports them in making the best progress possible.

## KS2

The subjects taught in Primary cover a wide range. As in Early Years, all subjects are taught in English, except for Spanish which has an allotted time of 50 minutes each day. Information Technology, Humanities, Science, Sport, Music of course Mathematics and English make up the Primary Curriculum.