The numeracy hour encourages all pupils to understand the relevance of Mathematics to everyday life. Practical investigation and process of inquiry promote Mathematics as a useful tool in a wide range of activities.
The teaching of phonics and reading has a high priority and the daily literacy hour for all classes provides opportunities to develop language through reading, writing, speaking and listening.
Our new Computing curriculum has an international benchmark, in both UK and across the world. Geared towards nurturing innovation, creativity, and critical thinking skills among our students, we have refined and re-organized the curriculum into three key thematic areas i.e. Digital Literacy, Information Technology and Computer Science.
Science is also central to the curriculum and we aim to build on pupils’ natural curiosity about the world around them. They are encouraged to find out about themselves and investigate how things in our everyday life work.
The primary section of the school is divided into Key Stage 1 (Years 1 – 2) and Key Stage 2 (Years 3 – 6).
Key Stage 1 provides a stimulating learning environment which is bright, colorful and well-resourced. It offers structured opportunities for academic, physical and social development. The children benefit from being taught in classes where they are supported by teachers who are experienced in delivering the British National Curriculum. During the first few years in the school children build on basic skills. They are provided with stimulating practical activities, which lay the foundation of key concepts and social skills.
When the children move to Year 3, the school day is a little longer, some new subjects are added and there are more subject specialist teachers. We continue to offer opportunities for all-rounded development, while encouraging children to become more independent and to take more responsibility for their learning. Teachers continue to adopt a variety of teaching strategies and make lessons interactive, hands-on and enjoyable. At the end of Year 6 our students sit the external Pearson Achievement Tests in Mathematics, English and Science. These tests help to benchmark their progress.
In primary school children are taught a full range of subjects, including English, Mathematics, Science, History, Geography, Citizenship and CRE. They receive specialist lessons in French, Kiswahili, Music, Physical Education, Art and Computing.
We consider a good command of the English language to be central to the whole process of education, communication and future examination success. The teaching of phonics and reading has a high priority and daily English lessons provides opportunities to develop language through reading, writing, speaking and listening.
The teaching of mathematics encourages all students to understand the relevance of mathematics to everyday life. Practical investigation and process of enquiry promote mathematics as a useful tool in a wide range of activities. Mental agility with numbers is encouraged and a solid foundation is laid for this subject, which will remain significant throughout their school career.
Science is also central to the curriculum and we aim to build on students’ natural curiosity about the world around them. They are encouraged to find out about themselves and investigate how things in our everyday life work. They begin to develop scientific skills and understanding, which they will go on to use in the High School.