The Formative Years
“Wisdom begins in wonder.” – Socrates, Philosopher

What to Expect in the EtonHouse Primary School Curriculum (7 - 12 years)

We offer rich and vibrant opportunities which draw upon meaningful real-life experiences. The curriculum is designed so that it is ambitious for all learners. Knowledge, skills and concepts are clearly outlined in an age-appropriate and progressive way from Reception to Year 6 so that the children’s understanding is extended, year upon year.

The Primary school is divided into two Key Stages. Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.

Key Stage One: Students’ characteristics of effective learning are fostered throughout the learning opportunities as they are encouraged to play and explore, engage in active learning and to create and think critically. Through the three prime areas of learning: personal, social and emotional development; communication and language; and physical development. Along with four specific areas of learning: literacy; mathematics; expressive arts and design; and understanding the world.

Key Stage Two: is from Year 3 to Year 6 (ages 7-11) and children are grouped according to age. This is a significant stage of development in childhood with children becoming more independent and responsible. Key Stage 2 builds on from Key Stage 1 and subjects are taught in greater depth, revisiting and revising but also developing the skills and subject knowledge ready for the next phase of learning.

The Primary students follow the integrated Oxford International Curriculum which builds upon already acquired skills. The model of teaching is closely aligned to the principles of inquiry-led learning, the Reggio Emilia philosophy and is play based. Children are given substantial time outside to play where they develop skills such as empathy, friendship, taking turns and much more.

Technology is integrated into teaching with the use of online platforms such as My Maths, Active Science and Reading Eggs. Classrooms are fitted with interactive whiteboards to ensure that teaching and learning are of the highest quality.

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