Primary school

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.

We have Specialist Teachers for:

  • French
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

Curriculum

BEPS offers the International Primary Curriculum (IPC), which is recognised internationally as a programme that challenges children to reach their individual potential by offering “Great learning, great teaching, great fun”. 

The International Primary Curriculum (IPC) is a 21st Century curriculum which extends children’s knowledge, skills and understanding in subjects by developing personal attributes and supporting an international perspective in a way that responds to the changing world around us. IPC is an internationally-minded curriculum which is used by over 1000 schools in over 90 countries worldwide.

By using the IPC we are able to nurture a love of learning and encourage the necessary key skills and personal qualities such as adaptability, communication, cooperation, enquiry, morality, resilience, respect and thoughtfulness, which will help children to become able and inspired learners. In addition to this, children will extend their knowledge and understanding of communities beyond that of their own country by exploring many aspects of other societies and ways of living.

Curriculum Overview

Literacy

Literacy is taught using the National Curriculum strategy from England. BEPS recognises that language is fundamental...

Numeracy

Numeracy is taught using the National Curriculum strategy from England. Creative teaching is always important to...

French

Situated in the capital of a multilingual country, we believe that it is important for all...

Physical Education

Physical Education promotes positive attitudes towards active and healthy lifestyles. Students learn how to think in...

Music

Music is a unique and powerful source of creativity and communication that can reach across cultural...

English as Additional Support

We value and celebrate our school’s diversity and provide appropriate support in order for children to...

ICT

At BEPS we regard technology as an integral part of students’ learning. It is our goal...

Special Needs

We value and celebrate our school’s diversity and provide appropriate support in order for children to...

BEPS Primary School learning

Celebrating and sharing BEPS Primary School learning

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 and where they feel they can make a difference.

This will result in an End of Primary Exhibition where they will share their findings with the school community in different ways.

At the end of June, we enjoyed the Primary School Sports Day.

Children from Year 1 to Year 6 participated in a range of activities in the morning and then played games against their other Year Group Class or in Years 5 and 6 against each other, in the afternoon.

The Secondary Students were on hand to explain and organise the activities, and great fun was had by everyone.

Learning experiences

Day trips & Residential trips

Day trips are an integral part of learning at BEPS and are a key part of our curriculum. They give the children the opportunity to experience what they are learning about in real life and within...

End of Primary Exhibition

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 and where...

Assembly

Assemblies are used as a way for the children to share their learning with each other. These events happen on a three-weekly cycle: Lower School Assembly, Upper School Assembly and Buddies Programme.

Transition to Secondary

During their last year in the Primary School students, our Year 6 students will spend three half days in the Secondary School to discover how their older students are organised. They will attend classes to find...

Entry points & Exit points

The Entry Point is an activity for children that begins each Unit of Work and provides an exciting introduction to the work that is to follow. Entry points can last from one hour to a week,...

Assessment for improving learning

Children are assessed regularly within the classroom to provide feedback on the learning process to the teacher. We use a variety of forms of assessment to ensure that the next steps in learning are appropriate to...

Student Led Conferences

Student Led Conferences are a time for the children to celebrate their learning with their parents and their teachers. They show their parents how they learn whilst they are at school. Student Led Conferences take place...

Students’ Buddy Programme

The children from Reception to Year 6 take part in a Buddies programme. This involves classes pairing up with another year group to learn and have fun together. The learning buddies activities could be creative projects,...

Library

Children develop their reading skills at their individual levels during class learning time. Teachers will engage the children in a variety of text and books according to their level. Research demonstrates the impact reading has on...

See what our community says

The best part of our experience at BEPS was to know that the school offered more than just a curriculum and that our son was learning in a multicultural environment with values similar to ours. The emotional support during his adaptation to a new language was impressive, he evolved so fast, being able to express himself in English sooner than we could anticipate

Julio Cordeiro |

Brazil, Lower Primary Parent 2019 - 2021

We wish to thank you all for our outstanding experience at BEPS, although our time was short, with your kind advice and support we were able to make the most out of it and return home with a wonderful experience not only for our children but for our whole family.

Very much appreciated, we wish you all the best for the future!

Satu Vasamo-Koskinen |

Finland, Upper Primary Parent 2020-2021

Niovi Angelidi |

Greece, Current Parent Y4 & MYP1

Luisa |

Italy, Year 6

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