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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)
- The Cambridge Programme is enhanced by Forest School in Lower Primary, Outdoor Learning in Upper Primary and is underpinned by a thematic units and project-based learning opportunities throughout the Primary School.
- German and Spanish are taught in Upper Primary.
- Our students in Years 3-6 take GL Progression Tests in English and Mathematics at the end of each school year.
Teachers use a wide range of strategies to deliver curriculum content such as science investigations, interactive, hands on projects, drama activities, games, informal discussions and outdoor learning. These strategies are used in conjunction with other more formal methods and ongoing assessments such as spelling tests, quizzes, writing tasks and tests. Our teachers prepare and deliver their lessons using a range of resources aimed to interest and inspire the students.
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.
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.