Shrewsbury International School Hong Kong provides a Primary School and Early Years programme of study linked to the English National Curriculum. Developed especially to meet the needs of our talented, multi-lingual, international student body, it supports the achievement and successes of all children in the school.
CURRICULUM KEY STAGES
The Curriculum is arranged into stages:
|AGE ON 31ST AUGUST||SHREWSBURY YEAR GROUP||CURRICULUM KEY STAGE|
|3+||EY1||Early Years Foundation Stage|
|5+||Year 1||Key Stage 1|
|7+||Year 3||Key Stage 2|
Within each year group, children study thematically. Curriculum areas include Literacy, Mathematics, Chinese, Computing, Science, History, Physical Education, Geography, Music, Drama, Citizenship, Art, Design and Technology. Subject strands and objectives are carefully woven together to create immersive and interconnected units of learning. Five units are studied during each academic year.
LEARNING IN THE EARLY YEARS
The curriculum within EY classes is shaped by the Early Years and Foundation Stage framework. An integrated programme of learning and care, it is founded upon a series of developmental markers and split into Prime and Specific areas.
|Critical to the development of the whole child, Prime Areas form a significant focus of early childhood development. Within this area, children learn about:|
Personal, Social & Emotional Development:
Communication & Language:
|More familiar to many parents, specific areas shape the academic interests of children as they move through the Early Years. Within this area, children learn about:|
Children will be exposed to a wide range of books, introduced to letter sounds and begin emergent writing.
Children will match, count, sort, spot patterns, make connections, recognise relationships and work with numbers, shapes and measures. They develop mathematical understanding through stories, songs, games and imaginative play.
|Expressive Arts & Design:
Children create and explore in order to make connections between one area of learning and another and so extend their understanding. This area encompasses music, art, dance, role play and imaginative play.
|Understanding the World:
Children will begin to develop the crucial knowledge, skills and understanding to help them comprehend the world around them. This forms the foundation for subjects of Science, Geography, History, Design and Technology and Computing taught through the Primary years.
Shrewsbury International School Hong Kong takes the learning of language in Primary School and Preschool seriously. Chinese is taught to every child every day.
In recognition that our students bring with them a range of different experiences, we have tailored our curriculum accordingly. With our specialist teaching team delivering programmes to Advanced, Intermediate and Foundation groups, every child has the opportunity to develop their reading, writing, speaking and listening at an appropriate pace and level.
The learning of language carries tremendous benefits in developing communication skills and confidence in speaking, as well as cultural awareness.