Primary

Primary School

Ages 6 to 10 years

Teaching Strategy

Activity Based

3 Terms

From September to June

The primary school starts from Year 1 to Year 5. Our lessons are activity-based and fun therefore learning is meaningful and hands-on.

Teaching strategies are varied according to the purpose of a task and the needs of learners while ensuring that a full and balanced curriculum is delivered.

Our classrooms are attractive with colourful displays of student work, and work areas. While academic results are very important, we believe learners should have opportunities to excel in a wide variety of activities.

We provide a kaleidoscope of extra-curricular activities and school events which support our rich and varied education programmes.

We have termly school themes based on the curriculum focus for each term.

Project works of learners are exhibited at the end of each term.

Curriculum

“Language is the apparel in which your thoughts parade before the public.’’  – George Crane

Written and oral communication are key life skills. Our English curriculum, which encompasses listening, speaking, writing, and reading, provides the bedrock for lifelong learning. Fluent communicators are a necessity in the professional field, and at Brain Hill International (BHIS), we are equipping and inspiring our learners to fulfil their language potentials.

The English curriculum is designed to equip the children with a strong command of the written and the spoken language, and to develop their love of literature through widespread reading.  At BHIS, all learners will be guided to read for information and pleasure. Through this, they will acquire a wide range of vocabulary and a good understanding of grammar and punctuation in order to write accurately and clearly in a wide range of contexts, for different purposes and audiences. Our desire is to make the teaching of English truly inter-curricular, with writing activities linked to all subjects.

By introducing pupils to a wide range of literature, composition styles and technical knowledge, the English curriculum aims to:

  • Awaken and encourage a lifelong love of literature
  • Enable the clear transmission of ideas through written and spoken language
  • Encourage the discovery of ‘voice’ and ‘style’ in written pieces
  • Develop accurate use of written and spoken English
  • Use technology to enable clear and efficient communication
  • Nurture comprehension skills to raise awareness of the world around them

“Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity, and it is the touch that illuminates the world.’’ – Louis Pasteur

Science is a powerful in the hands of learners; when it is properly taught and understood. BHIS encourages students to use logic and the scientific process. Our teachers empower learners with the skills to carry out their own experiments and investigations.

In addition to appreciating the achievements of past scientists, our science curriculum aims at developing learners who think and work scientifically and gain knowledge in biology, chemistry, and physics. Pupils will learn about nature, processes, and methods of science through different types of science enquiries which help them understand the world around them.

“Mathematics as an expression of the human mind reflects the active will, the contemplative reason, and the desire for aesthetic perfection. Its basic elements are logic and intuition, analysis and construction, generality, and individuality.’’ –Richard Courant

At BHIS, we use the Cambridge Primary International Curriculum and blend them with practical activities. We teach students the processes behind mathematical skills and not just the skills themselves. Students with advanced mathematical abilities are provided challenges suitable to their level and opportunities to advance even further.

Understanding numbers and mathematical processes is vital for everyday living.

The mathematics curriculum in BHIS is designed so that the learners become fluent in the fundamentals of Mathematics, are able to reason mathematically, and are able to find solutions by applying their Mathematics to a variety of problems with increasing sophistication.

“Geography is a subject which holds the key to our future’’ – Michael Palin

The study of Geography will assist learners at BHIS make sense of the world around them. It will examine the social, economic and physical forces and processes which shape and change our environment. Practical skills of investigation as well as team-work will be taught both inside the classroom and on field trips.

The Geography curriculum BHIS has been designed to inspire learners’ curiosity and fascination about the world and its people. They will develop knowledge of globally significant places, and learn about the processes which give rise to key physical and human geographical features of the world.

“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.” – Marcus Garvey

The study of History will help people make sense of the world around them and develop their own sense of identity and understand other cultures.

History at BHIS will be taught broadly and chronologically from the Stone Age to the First World War, so pupils develop knowledge and understanding of British, local and world history; noting connections, contrasts and trends. Alongside more formal teaching, the children will be encouraged to investigate a time period by looking at, and analyzing source materials.

“The purpose of computing is insight, not numbers.’’ – Richard Hamming

Our world has changed and is changing on daily basis. Superb knowledge in computing is a sure way to keep pace with the changing world. At BHIS, our learners will be introduced to basic and advance skills in computing in order to adequately prepare them for life after school.

Learners will be taught how computer networks, such as the internet function and how to use search technologies effectively.

“I am attached to the French language. I will defend the ubiquitous use of French.’’ – Francois Hollande

 French is a major language in the business world and the ability to speak, write and understand it can help you improve your inter-personal skills.

Our learners will be taught to develop interest in learning the French language in a way that by the time they leave school, they should be able to communicate in French.

Music is a language that allows children to express themselves in a unique way and helps them connect to other cultures and understand the world around them.

Here at Brain Hill, learners are taught on how to read music, play some musical instruments such as piano, flute, drums etc. 

To make it more fun, we have infused musical games and dance in music lessons for learners at the preschool and Primary levels.

“Good art inspires; good design motivates.” – Otl Aicher

At BHIS we believe that Art should be an integral part of school life, whether it is done in the classroom as part of a weekly lesson, outside as part of a History, Geography or Science lesson, or in one of the many extra-curricular clubs. Our thoughtfully designed Art curriculum will foster creativity, experimentation, imagination, and an awareness of many different types of art, craft, and design.

Pupils will study a variety of artwork and design and use a range of tools and techniques to produce and develop their own work.