Children develop and learn fastest in their first years of life. In order to foster this, IBIS provides a stimulating curriculum and environment to ensure that your child has every opportunity to explore, share experiences and learn basic skills.
Year One (Age 5-6)
After a year in the Reception Class the children are confident in the school environment. New children will, of course, need time to settle and adjust to IBIS. We respect the previous learning that each child brings to the school situation and consider each child as an individual. There is a balance between child-initiated and teacher-initiated activities. The children work as a class, in small groups and individually. We encourage the children to take responsibility for their actions and to be able to make choices and decisions. The classroom is set up with developmentally appropriate learning opportunities...Read the Full Curriculum
Year Two (Age 6-7)
The teaching programme in Year 2 is designed to foster children's excitement about learning in all areas of our varied curriculum but with particular emphasis on literacy and numeracy. Research has suggested that it is in this year that children begin to form their motivational patterns about learning so it is our aim to accelerate children's literacy and numeracy skills as much as possible believing these to be the basis of all subsequent learning.
Year Three (Age 7-8)
Year 3 is a very important stage in a child's development. It is the point where the child leaves the infant department and begins life in Key Stage Two as a junior school pupil. It is a time where increased independence and taking responsibility for their own learning is called for. Children are working with increasing confidence and should stay on task for longer periods of time with a growing concentration span. Typically, they will display a thirst for knowledge and a love of learning. Year 3 is a time where Maths and Literacy continue to dominate the curriculum as the crucial concepts and skills of these subject areas form the basis of all subsequent learning...Read the Full Curriculum
Year Four (Age 8-9)
In Year 4 we build on the increased independence and self-empowered learning developed in Year 3. Our holistic approach employs neuro-scientifically based principles balancing the structured, knowledge-based English National Curriculum with inquiry based learning and a cross-curricular focus. Children usually work at their desks in the classroom where they are each allocated drawers and storage units to keep their personal items in. On occasions the desk layouts and seating plans may change to allow for differentiated tasks and specific groupings that allow the children to get the most out of collaborative learning with their peers...Read the Full Curriculum
Year Five (Age 9-10)
At IBIS we like to pride ourselves on our family atmosphere and high academic standards and in this Year 5 is no exception. Every member of the class is treated
Year Six (Age 10-11)
This is a composite class consisting of pupils from Year 6 and some pupils from Year 7. Children in Year 6/7 begin to make the transition from working in a primary school style towards methods of learning that are more commonly employed in senior school. Expectations are high both academically and socially.
Year Seven to Eight (Age 11-13)
In the school year 2016-2017 this is a composite class consisting of pupils from Year 7 and some pupils from Year 8. Children in Year 7/8 have transitioned into the secondary school setting. Expectations are high both academically and socially. The aim is for the child to work to the best of his/her ability and to develop social skills including tolerance, good behaviour, respect, responsibility and understanding of the needs of others. All these also form a basis for lasting friendships. In this class children are also encouraged to take on more responsibility both for themselves and around the school. Development of particular roles of responsibility will be discussed during the course of the year and a plan of action will be devised. ...Read the Full Curriculum