Primary

Curriculum

Early Years

The curriculum covers the following areas of learning and development:

  • Communication and Language;
  • Physical Development;
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development.
  • Literacy Development
  • Mathematical Development;
  • Understanding the World;
  • Expressive Arts and Design.

Partnership with Parents

It is essential that both staff and parents maintain an open communication about matters concerning their child. Please keep us informed about any changes in your child’s circumstance in strict confidence.

We take due care to keep parents informed of their children’s progress through homework feedback/record, termly reports and yearly appointments to meet with the class teacher. However, parents are welcome to make an appointment with teachers or the Head of school at any other time. The parents of younger children have regular contact with the class teachers when children are brought in or collected from school.

We value the contributions that parents make to their children’s education and welcome any comments or suggestions that parents make. We also value any creative support that parents are able to offer the school.

School Assembly

The school holds morning assemblies twice a week based on the Christian faith. On Fridays, pupils are encouraged to take responsibility for assemblies, so that they get the opportunity to practice their presentation and leadership skills. It also allows them to make valuable contributions to the life of the school

Music

Children are encouraged to learn the foundations of musical understanding through singing lessons and individual instrumental coaching according to the interest of each pupil. This helps our pupils to develop impeccable discipline and appreciation of music in general. The school offers piano and guitar lessons from the age of five years old. A school choir is also available and children are encouraged to join and perform at concerts and school events including the end of the year party.

Our organized selection of musical provision encourages a willing response from the children who show fantastic enthusiasm. Our pupils strive to achieve and perform to their utmost abilities, whilst benefiting from the excitement.

Homework

All pupils undertake homework as a means of consolidating their learning and to further increase their learning capacity. Parents/guardians are expected to support the work of the school by engaging their children in homework set by the teachers. Parents must also ensure that homework is completed on time. Daily and weekly homework is set which enables children to practice basic skills such as reading, spelling and times tables. We also set some project work topics for pupils.

Learning Support

The school offers additional learning support to children who may be experiencing learning difficulties, with specialist attention paid to assisting such pupils to fulfill their true potential.

Information Technology

From the age of three, children receive expert lessons which introduce them to information technology. Pupils are encouraged to achieve ultimate proficiency, competency and understanding. The aim is to enable children to develop specialist skills that they can draw upon and apply to other area of the curriculum.

Geography

Children are provided with broad themes which encourage them to develop geographical skills through following their own interest and abilities. Pupils are encouraged to gather, collate and use information which will develop their understanding of their characteristics of the environment and of their cultures around them. This is achieved through the use of information technology as well as local resource and technical equipment

History

The school offers a chronological framework of knowledge which details historical information from the past, in the order that they occurred, from the era of slavery, colonization to independence. Topics are also formulated to cover significant events and development in Nigeria, including an emphasis on the formation of diverse clusters of people across which make up the many tribes and states across Nigeria. Selective teaching of ancient civilization in other parts of the world is also included in the syllabus. In this way, children can develop an understanding of how history influences cultures across the globe.

Social and Religious Studies

Children are introduced to the world around them near and far and are encouraged to develop an awakening to emergent and long standing issues. The school offers individual subject matters which include Social Studies, History, Geography, Religious Studies, however teachers often collaborate and run themed projects which blend knowledge across the various subject areas.

Languages

The world is increasingly shrinking and becoming global. Languages introduce children to alternative language construction and also broaden their knowledge of diverse cultures. In this day and age, giving children access to world languages helps them to consolidate their understanding of grammar and construction. The school offers French lessons from the age of 4 years old onwards.

Science

The science curriculum is based on encouraging pupils to develop an inquiring mind of the world around us. We provide pupils with the ability to explore and investigate a rounded understanding of natural phenomenon and mechanical theory and practice in Physics, Chemistry and biology. Pupils are presented with an opportunity to observe, gather, evaluate and analyze scientific data. In doing so, pupils can gain awareness, understanding and appreciation of scientific concepts in our lives.

Mathematics

enables us to make sense and participate in the world around us. We aim to develop pupils understanding of mathematics from early years. Pupils will be taught fundamental facts about number system in a creative way. This will present the foundation for building more complex mathematical concepts as pupils make their personal journey through the curriculum.

As a school we aim to support the pupils with real life experiences to improve their learning in mathematics. In this way, pupils can appreciate the practical application of mathematics in the real world- in situation involving money, stock taking, accounting and number sums.

 

The aims of mathematics are:

  • To promote understanding of mathematics in everyday life.
  • To encourage enjoyment and enthusiasm for learning through practical activities.
  • To inspire confidence and competence with number system.
  • To develop understanding in ways at which are gathered and presented
  • To apply appropriate vocabulary to exploring features of shapes and measurement skills.
  • To develop complex mathematical skills.

To ensure that pupils make connections between previously and presently taught skills

English

We aim to support the development of pupils ability of speaking & listening, reading & writing within an integrated literacy programme. Our broad and balanced curriculum will provide pupils with listening opportunities to develop their use of knowledge and understanding of spoken and written English. Ultimately, we aim to ensure that synthetic phonics and literacy skills are thought, reinforced and consolidated across the curriculum. By the end of year 6, pupils in Tender care would have fantastic reading and writing confidence to be independent and successful in the nearest future.

  • Great love for reading and writing
  • Special interest for new words and its meaning to develop their spoken and written English.
  • Ability to write in a range of styles and forms to suite the situation, text, media type and genres.
  • Using their develop creativity, innovation and understanding with an appropriate vocabulary to express their ideas.