The Primary Section at TBIS consists of classes from Year 1 through to Year 6. There is a class teacher who teaches the majority of the curriculum (Maths, English, Science, Humanities, PHSE) and specialist teachers for Art, P.E Computing and, Music in Years 3 to 6, French.
We follow the British National Curriculum and the Cambridge Primary Stage Curriculum. Classroom assistants are in place to support students; in addition we have teachers to support Reading, Literacy, English as a Second Language and a Learning Support Teacher.
We strive to offer a broad and balanced curriculum that interests each child and that enables each child the opportunity to succeed and achieve. We believe in educating the whole child so offer specialist subjects, a range of lunch time clubs and trips, including overnight trips as the children get older.
We pride ourselves in having small class sizes so that each individual can be catered for. We are a family school and children have the opportunity to regularly mix with each other regardless of age. Primary children have scheduled breaks for eating during the day and children are encouraged to eat healthily with certificates given each week for healthy eaters.
The school has a House System consisting of 4 houses – Africa, Asia, Europe and North America. Points are given out and totals collected each week.
Reading is taught individually, as a class and as part of reading groups. Children are given a guided reading book to read at home each week, as well as being encouraged to take a library book home. They visit the library once a week to learn library skills and widen their choice of texts.
We have a Literacy and Numeracy hour daily. There is a spelling and Maths test weekly in class. Homework is given across primary and varies in length and amount as children progress through the school.
We want each child to enjoy their time in Primary.
We aim to provide a broad and balanced curriculum that inspires children to learn. At this age we believe that children need to have a love of learning and our teachers strive to deliver an exciting and challenging curriculum in which all children achieve.
The timetable is organised so that the children have a Literacy hour and Numeracy hour at least 4 days a week. Science and creative curriculum are timetabled after this.
Each lesson has a mixture of teaching strategies – whole class, small groups, talk partners and independent work. All children are unique and opportunities for self and peer assessments are incorporated into the planning. It is important that children know what they are learning and why, so learning objectives and success criteria are shared with the children each lesson. They are encouraged to self assess using the criteria and also to assess each other (peer assessment). Teachers are continually assessing and have a good knowledge of the abilities of each child in their class. Monthly teacher assessments are carried out (APP) and a monthly progress check is sent home, with targets, so that parents are fully aware of their child’s progress and how to support them.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to welcoming you to our school.