The Primary Curriculum
Our Primary programme is based around the framework and standards of the 2014 National Curriculum for England, which “provides an outline of core knowledge around which teachers can develop exciting and stimulating lessons to promote the development of pupils’ knowledge, understanding and skills”.
The National Curriculum for England has a strong focus on Literacy and Numeracy, both of which form the basis of learning in all other subjects. For that reason, in Years 1 through 6, the Core subjects of English and Maths are taught every morning, with additional daily sessions for phonics (Years 1 and 2), spellings (Years 3 to 6), reading, handwriting and number skills.
The afternoon lessons incorporate Science and the Foundation subjects of Art & Design, Geography/History, Music, ICT and Physical Education and are taught through half termly topics, which may also link to the work covered in English. As far as possible, teaching is based around the local environment and culture.
Our adaptation of the National Curriculum is designed to ensure that children are being taught to the standards laid out in the curriculum framework, whilst at the same time recognising that we are based in Uganda with its own unique culture and past. We also recognise the cultural diversity of our children, the different pathways that they are following and are likely to follow in the future, and the fact that many of them do not speak English at home.
Find out more about how we implement our curriculum in our Primary Curriculum Guide