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||History of Me||Land Ahoy!||Enchanted Woodland||Moon Zoom||All about Africa||A Toy's Story|
|Year 2||Coast to Coast||Polar Adventure||Fire Fire||Flower Power||Historical Heroes||Here We Are|
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 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
Find out more about the Shrewsbury Sparkle here.
Please refer to the links below to learn more about our ambitious and aspirational programme of study: