IBSZ Bright Horizons offers a developmental curriculum in line with the UK National Curriculum. It is structured and balanced to ensure the children cover a range of subjects, with strong emphasis on Literacy and Numeracy.
National Curriculum online link: https://www.gov.uk/national-curriculum
Year/Grade groups are divided into distinctive areas:
- Primary : Years 1 to 6 (age 5-11)
- Middle school: Years 7 to 8 (age 11-14)
Subject areas include English Language, Mathematics, Science, Geography, History, Art and Craft, Music, Physical Education, Health Education and Information and Communication Technology.
The IBSZ uses the International Primary Curriculum which is an internationally-minded, thematic, cross-curricular, rigorous teaching structure for children growing up in the 21st century.
It is a comprehensive curriculum with a clear process of learning and with specific learning goals for every subject, for personal learning and for international mindedness. The IPC is now the curriculum choice of international and national schools in over 1,500 schools in 80 countries around the world.
It nurtures a love of learning and encourages the necessary key stills and personal qualities.
With the IPC, teachers enjoy the freedom it gives them to be more creative whilst still providing a rigorous and organised resource for learning. Children love the variety of activities, the excitement of being in greater control of their own learning and the opportunity to learn in so many different ways. Teachers need to provide stimulating activities to build up pupil confidence and harness their natural curiosity.
Children thereby achieve high levels of knowledge, skills and understanding while enjoying the learning process. Children are offered many experiences to develop their interest in reading with fluency, accuracy, understanding and enjoyment. The development of handwriting skills forms an important part of Language and Literacy. In Mathematics and Science, the aim is to develop a knowledge and understanding of the role of these subjects in everyday life. Children are encouraged to relate their Mathematics and Science work to other areas of the curriculum and the skills and attitudes acquired are important components of cross-curricular topic work.
In general, primary children work mainly with one class teacher although certain subjects, such as Music and P.E. and Art are studied with specialist teachers.
At IBSZ each day starts with the Assembly that provides opportunities to share pupil’s successes and talk about the world in which we live. http://www.greatlearning.com/ipc/