Lower Primary

Our Lower Primary is for children aged 5-7 (Years 1 and 2) ( Grade KG -1 ).  It offers a caring, supportive and stimulating environment where children learn through both work and play.

We have two classes for this age range. These classes often mix with each other and we encourage the building of relationships between the younger and older children. Literacy (including a full phonics programme) and numeracy are taught in a modern, active style. These key, core areas are developed in small groups and individually, choosing those methods that best suit each child. In our small classes, we 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. 

Children are all made to feel fully part of our RIA family and their confidence and communication skills quickly develop.

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’.

Our children rapidly become responsible and creative learners.

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.

                                           Upper Primary

Our Upper Primary classes are for children age 7-11,  Years 3-6 ( Grade 2-5).

The Upper Primary curriculum is grounded in the National Curriculum of the UK (Key Stage 2) and is adapted to fit our international context. Children study the full range of subjects and content matter is often altered so that it is made more relevant to the child’s life and immediate surroundings

The Primary class weekly timetables are designed to strike a healthy balance of activities for the children. Morning lessons tend to focus on the core areas of literacy, numeracy and humanities.

Afternoon lessons are generally the more practical or active lessons of Science, Art, Computing, Technology, Music, PE and Well-being. Throughout the day each student will experience times of individual tuition as well as group activities and whole-class learning.

Over the last 10 years, we have found that every one of our children, whatever their level or background, has made exceptional progress at RIA. What’s more, they all seemed to have enjoyed the process too!