Our Lower Primary is for children aged 5-7. It offers a caring, supportive and stimulating environment where children learn through both work and play.
We have two classes for this age range. Mostly, the children are with their own age groups in Lower Primary but we may change this if it is in the best interest of the child. These classes often mix with each other and we encourage the building of relationships between the younger and older children. This is so that the younger children can look up to and learn from the older ones and so that the older children can enjoy extra responsibilities and can reinforce their own learning and retention.
As the children become ready, their literacy and numeracy skills are targeted and these key, core areas are developed in small groups and individually. We use a range of methods to enhance the children’s skills, choosing those methods that best suit their unique personalities. In our small classes, we can make excellent progress with the children at whatever level or pace they are learning at.
As well as dealing with words and numbers, we integrate many other subjects and activities in to the day. The children’s creativity and physicality is developed through art, music, drama, dance and play. When weather permits, we use the outdoors as much as we can. We often use a child’s question to build our lessons and activities and in this way we introduce the foundations of science, geography, history and more.
Children of this age are consumed with curiosity about the world and we constantly encourage them to ask the questions of ‘what’ ‘how’ and ‘why’.
Everyday tasks, that we take for granted, are to the child the vital skills required to function effectively in their world. Mastering these basic skills leads the child towards a greater degree of independence. They are increasingly given daily or weekly tasks, such as setting the table, watering the plants or feeding the fish.
The goal of our programme is to meet your child’s needs not only intellectually, but also physically, socially, and emotionally. Going to school is one of the most important experiences in a child’s life and it should be an exciting place where children meet new and different people and participate in many new and different activities. We work diligently with the children to provide them with wonderful experiences that help them feel good about themselves and their progress.