Key Stage 1
Learning at Shrewsbury International School Hong Kong is closely aligned with the English National Curriculum, a programme of study arranged into phases called Key Stages - the first contains two year groups: Year 1 and Year 2.
Children enter Key Stage 1 at the age of 5. During this phase of their learning they will build upon their prior learning, grow ever more independent and develop a wider range of subject specific knowledge.
Classes in Key Stage 1 run between 8:00 and 15:00 (download timetable) - they contain an average number of 20 students and a maximum capacity of 24. Our highly skilled teachers work closely and collaboratively to ensure that students are engaged, motivated and inspired to maximise their potential.
|EARLY YEARS||KEY STAGE 1||KEY STAGE 2|
|Nursery||Reception||Year 1||Year 2||Year 3||Year 4||Year 5||Year 6|
|3 to 4||4 to 5||5 to 6||6 to 7||7 to 8||8 to 9||9 to 10||10 to 11|
In order to encourage interconnected thinking, the curriculum at Shrewsbury has been arranged thematically. This means that learning in English, Mathematics, Science, Chinese, Physical Education, Music, Humanities, Computing, Drama, Art, Design and Citizenship is often interwoven within units of study lasting approximately six weeks. Themes have been selected to ensure that our talented, multilingual student body learn immersively and at depth.
The majority of lessons taught to students in Key Stage 1 are delivered by an assigned Class Teacher who plans carefully to maximise potential and secure continuous progress for every child.
|TERM 1.1||TERM 1.2||TERM 2.1||TERM 2.2||TERM 3.1||TERM 3.2|
|Year 1||Memory Box||Bright Lights, Big City||Enchanted Woodland||Moon Zoom||All about Africa||Travel and Transport|
|Year 2||Coast to Coast||Arctic Adventure||Fire Fire||Flower Power||Heroes and Villains||Land Ahoy|
All Shrewsbury Students benefit from an engrained commitment to specialist study. While connected to the thematic programme, lessons on Chinese language, Music, Performing Arts, Physical Education and Aquatics lessons are all supported by specialist teaching staff.
Students in Key Stage 1 enjoy two Music lessons, to include a large group choral session, and two Physical Education lessons, to include an Aquatics session, each week.
Chinese language lessons are delivered every day as part of a three tiered programme.
To find out more about lessons delivered by specialist teaching staff, click here.
WHAT OUR PARENTS SAY
|IRIS, Y2 parent|
The teaching team are passionate and determined - we are delighted to be part of the school community.
|mARIE, Y1 Parent|
The school's prioritization of the children's well-being above anything else is inspiring. The warmth and care they show every child and every parent makes it a wonderful environment to raise happy, healthy, kind, and confident kids.
|Mr yang, Y2 parent|
We are proud to be one of the founding families. Our children are happy and they have made enormous progress - we now know that we made a great decision!
Find out more about the Shrewsbury Sparkle here.