It is my pleasure to extend to you a warm welcome to Lower Primary. We hope that this page allows you to get a feeling for what students in Year 2, Year 4 and Year 4 experience on a daily basis. We are a small key stage, consisting of 6 classes: 2 in Year 2, 2 in Year 3 and 2 in Year 4. In Lower Primary, we are determined to provide students with somewhere to learn, laugh, be kind and always try their best.
Lower Primary is a very important transitional key stage as it marks the beginning of student’s exposure to the National Curriculum in Year 2, and it also marks the end of their journey in the Infant School years. It is a time of great change as students move to more formalised learning, experiencing a wider range of curriculum subjects and becoming more independent.
We pride ourselves on our small class sizes (maximum of 20) which allow us to offer a high level of stability and individualised learning. A strong foundation of skills, knowledge and understanding about the world around us is embedded in the Infant School, and it is our job in Lower Primary to take the core principles of learning and begin to apply them in a wider context.
Currently, we find ourselves in an extraordinary time, but as a school and a key stage, we feel confident that we are able to continue to deliver outstanding teaching and learning opportunities, be that face-to-face or online.
I am delighted to be able to lead the Lower Primary team, who are passionate, committed and always willing to go the extra mile to ensure that Every Individual Counts.
Lower Primary follows the English National Curriculum. The National Curriculum sets out which subjects primary school children should be taught in Lower Primary. As a private international school in Spain, we are able to adapt, modify and enhance the National Curriculum with our own objectives, lessons and opportunities for further learning.
Building upon the solid foundations laid in Infant School, the Lower Primary curriculum uses creative and exciting topics to stimulate and excite every child’s thirst for learning. Topics covered in this key stage include:
Each topic lasts between 6/7 weeks and encompasses all of the learning that takes place in the following subjects:
These lessons are taken by the class teacher, with support given by our full time teaching assistants.
We are also in a very fortunate position to have a team of highly skilled and experienced specialist teachers who teach the following subjects to students in Lower Primary:
All classes also have an allocated slot to go and visit the school library on a weekly basis, where they can loan up to three books for a period of two weeks. Our fantastic librarian, Miss Katia, is always available to provide advice and assistance to ensure students develop a passion and love for reading.
It is important to note that many subjects are taught in a cross-curricular manner. For instance, an English lesson about animals may well cover parts of the Science and Geography curriculum. This helps the children to make vital links between the different subjects, and to view their learning holistically.
In Lower Primary, we believe that children learn in a number of different ways.
The students in Lower Primary experience learning through:
Contact us to recieve our booklet where we cover all aspects of Lower Primary at EIC
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