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Primary Curriculum

Years 2 to 6 (6 to 11 year olds)

  • We use the Cambridge Primary Curriculum across our Lower Primary (Years 2 & 3) and Upper Primary Phase (Years 4 - 6).
  • In Years 2 & 3, we use a scheme called Read Write Inc. to develop fundamental reading and writing skills in our English lessons.
  • Exciting and engaging thematic units and project-based learning opportunities across the Primary School underpin it.
  • The Cambridge Programme is enhanced by Forest School in Lower Primary and Outdoor Learning in Upper Primary.
  • Primary students have weekly Physical Education (P.E.), Music, and Art lessons with highly skilled, subject specialist teachers.
  • German and Spanish (MFL) are taught in Upper Primary.
  • Our Upper Primary students complete InCAS Baseline Testing in the first weeks of the school year to provide class teachers with helpful English and Maths data to inform our teaching and learning. To find out more about InCAS Baseline Testing, please watch this introductory video.
  • Year 6 students complete GL Progress Tests in English, Maths, and Science at the end of each school year. To learn more about the Year 6 GL Progress Tests, watch this introductory video.
  • Our fantastic teachers complete ongoing formative assessments through extensive internal assessments throughout the year. This data is used to inform the teaching and learning that takes in the classroom.

Sharing our teaching and learning with you is important, and we want all parents and families to feel involved in their child’s learning journey. Each half-term, every year group (Year 2-6) creates an overview of the topics and themes that will be covered to ensure we find subject links that excite and engage our students. We hope you enjoy this insight into our working process and that it allows you to see all the hard work and effort that goes into creating our wonderful CIS curriculum.

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Year 6


At CIS, our students’ happiness is our main priority. We want our students to come to school with big smiles on their faces and leave excited for what’s to come. We strive to create an engaging, safe environment where our students feel valued, respected, and cared for. We have high expectations of every CIS student and aim to nurture, encourage, and challenge each student to become the very best version of themselves.

Through our regular PSHE lessons and school assemblies, we work hard to develop the use and understanding of our seven learner values: kindness, independence, curiosity, respectfulness, creativity, resilience, and reflectiveness. We believe these values are essential in moulding students who can and will have a positive impact in our ever-changing world and become well-rounded individuals ready to take on any challenge that lies ahead of them.

At Cambridge International School, our students are encouraged to: