Children in our Primary classes (Year 1 - Year 6) learn through the National Curriculum strategy from England for Literacy and Numeracy, and the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) for all the other subjects.
Through the IPC, they will be engaged in specific learning activities to develop their International Mindedness and the Personal Goals.
Specialist teachers teach them French, Music, PE and ICT. During their PE time, Years 2, Year 3 and Year 4 have PE for half of the year and go swimming for the other half of the year. Children who like to sing can join our School choirs.
To develop the pleasure of reading, our Primary children also visit our library once a week. They choose books to take home to read independently or to share with their parents.
Years 3 to 6 go on Residential Trips at the end of the school year. Often these trips are the first experiences children have of spending time away from their parents. Supported by their caring teachers they develop confidence, social skills and independence in a new environment.
At the end of the year, instead of covering a class IPC unit, each child in Year 6 will choose and work on their own unit. This will be a subject that interests them or where they feel they can make a difference. This will result in an End of Primary Exhibition where they will share all their findings with the school community in different ways. This will reflect how they have learnt whilst at BEPS, demonstrating skills such as oral presentations, written articles, results of their own surveys and a Power Point presentation.
They will also spend a day in a Secondary School to discover how they are organised. They will attend classes to find out how these work and what is expected from them.
A 'Peer Feedback' session will give them the opportunity to engage with former students and learn how they learn in Secondary School. The students will share their transition experiences and answer the children's questions or concerns.