Primary School Curriculum:
Foundation Stage (FS1/FS2)
In the foundation stages, we use the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework which offers children aged from 2 – 4 an outstanding environment and provides an education of the highest quality. This framework includes:
- A play-based curriculum.
- Teaching and learning materials from the British Early Years Foundation Stage Framework.
- An emphasis on providing a secure and nurturing environment.
- The opportunity for each child to develop at their own pace within a structured environment.
- Individually planned learning experiences supporting and challenging each child.
- Communication and language
- Physical Development
- Personal, social & emotional development
- Understanding the world
- Expressive arts & designThe opportunity for each child to work towards Early Learning Goals in seven areas of learning.
In the Foundation Stages, our aim is to provide the children with an environment where they feel happy and confident. Our teachers and support staff are committed to making the transition into school life as smooth as possible. We work closely with parents to give feedback on each child’s progress and help with issues such as separation anxiety both for children and parents!
Key Stage 1 and 2
SCL International School prides itself on keeping up to date with current changes in educational frameworks implemented by the Department for Education in the UK. We currently use the National Curriculum for England. The National Curriculum is made up of blocks of years, known as key stages:
- Year 1 and Year 2 (ages 5 – 7) of primary school are known as Key Stage 1
- Years 3 to 6 (ages 8 – 10) of primary school are known as Key Stage 2
In Key Stage 1 and 2, the children learn the following subjects:
- ICT (Information and Communication Technology)
- Physical Education
- Theme (a cross-curricular subject that incorporates art, religious education, design, history and geography, music)
- Thai language
- Mandarin Chinese
- Literacy once per week (alongside reading and spelling work) which may include comprehension work, written work or handwriting practise.
- Mathematics once per week which may include calculation work, practical maths, shape work, measure or mental work such as reciting number bonds and multiplication tables.
- Thai homework once per week which could be a reading, writing or maths activity.
- At least once a term, children may be requested to complete research for their theme work using books, the internet or other sources of reference.
- We expect Key Stage 1 children to spend approximately 1 hour per week doing homework, which may also include reading with a parent.
- We expect children in Years 3 and 4 to spend approximately 15-20 minutes per night on homework
- We expect children in Years 5 and 6 to spend approximately 30 minutes per night.