Primary

Primary Department

As in most primary schools a proportion of the timetable includes cross curricular themes that link one or more subjects. For this reason, the timetable is not rigidly compartmentalised since projects may cover several areas.

The school curriculum continually evolves as it is updated, refined or improved on by amendments to the English National Curriculum. Curriculum summaries for each year group are issued at the introductory meetings at the beginning of the year and are available on request.

LevelsYearsAgesSpanish Equivalent
The Foundation StageNursery and Reception3-51st and 2nd of Ed. Infantil
Key Stage 1Y1 - Y25-73rd of Ed. Infantil and 1st of Primaria
Key Stage 2Y3 - Y67-112nd to 5th of Primaria

The Foundation Stage

The Nursery and Reception classes form part of what is known as “The Foundation Stage” during which children learn through play and begin to develop skills they will need for future learning. They are making sense of the world and dealing with the challenges and experiences that life brings them.

The Foundation Stage has seven learning areas:

 

  • communication and language
  • physical development
  • personal, social and emotional development
  • literacy
  • mathematics
  • understanding the world
  • expressive arts and design

Key Stage 1

At this stage children are taught the following subjects:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Geography
  • History
  • PHSE & Citizenship/SEAL (Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning)
  • Art/ Design and Technology
  • ICT and Computing
  • Physical Education
  • Music
  • Spanish Studies
  • Catalan (Y2 only)
  • Chinese

 

Key Stage 2

At this stage children will be taught the following subjects:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Information and Curriculum Technology (ICT)
  • Geography/Environmental Studies
  • History
  • PHSE & Citizenship/SEAL (Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning)
  • Art/ Design and Technology
  • Physical Education
  • Music
  • Spanish Studies
  • Catalan