At ISB, we follow the English National Curriculum which offers a child centred, challenging and well-balanced curriculum for our pupils. The programme caters for the individual needs of all pupils allowing stimulation of the child’s interests and learning capabilities so they can realise their full potential.
Providing a secure and safe environment where all our pupils can achieve and reach their full potential, is at the heart of our learning and teaching. As well as equipping our pupils with the academic and social skills needed to become successful young adults. THE CURRICULUM
So that our teaching and learning is well suited to our children, each stage is slightly different. Each stage is outlined below. (For further information about the British National curriculum please see Primary National Curriculum in England.
In line with the English National Curriculum, and in addition to it, ISB covers these subjects in Key Stages 1 & 2:
◉ Design & Technology
◉ Physical Education including
English and Maths are taught daily to ensure children’s reading, writing and comprehension, as well as numeracy becomes thoroughly developed. Lessons are differentiated so that the needs of all our learners are met.
In Key Stage 1 this includes comprehensive coverage of phonics ensuring that children have a solid basis for furthering their understanding and use of the English language. Our library and Oxford Reading Tree scheme help children to develop a love of reading which in turn allows them to become more expressive writers.
In English, ‘Talk for Writing’ provides the basis for learning, and covers the key skills of speaking and listening, reading and writing through units that spark the children’s interest. In Year 5 and 6, children move on to develop their ‘writer’s voice’ with the opportunity to explore and apply their writing skills in a wider range of writing opportunities. Developing a richer range of vocabulary and being able to read challenging texts at speed also become key to learning.
In Maths each year, children continue to build on the skills they have mastered in the previous year. Throughout the primary phase, children apply their skills to solving problems, drawing on their knowledge and making links between different areas of maths learning while developing resilience. Recalling key number facts are fundamental to building strong, successful mathematicians. Our White Rose Scheme of Work is used to support our Maths teaching and learning.