Primary Years

 

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EtonHouse International School is committed to delivering a robust school curriculum that helps students become knowledgeable through inquiry-based, trans-disciplinary learning which prepares them to become informed, responsible global citizens with the skills and attitudes to take action for the betterment of the community.

The inquiry-based approach is based on Vygotsky’s zone of proximal development which is defined as “the distance between what children can do by themselves and the next learning that they can be helped to achieve with competent assistance” (Raymond, 2000, p. 176).

The Primary Programme provides a framework for a trans-disciplinary curriculum that is engaging, relevant, significant and challenging.

Curriculum model

The curriculum design involves structured, purposeful inquiry as the leading vehicle for learning. This programme, designed for students between the ages of 3 to 12 years, focuses on the holistic development of the child and encompasses social, physical, emotional and cultural needs in addition to academic welfare.

Through engaging in inquiry-based units throughout the semester, our students strive to be:

  • Inquirers
  • Communicators
  • Thinkers
  • Courageous
  • Knowledgeable
  • Principled
  • Caring
  • Open-minded
  • Well-balanced
  • Reflective

Students explore different subject areas like English Language, Mathematics, Social Studies, Science and Technology, Arts, Physical, Personal and Social Education through trans-disciplinary themes that provide the framework for the exploration of knowledge.

These themes are:

  • Who we are
  • Where we are in place and time
  • How we express ourselves
  • How the world works
  • How we organise ourselves
  • Sharing the planet

The school has developed its own scope and sequence for the subject areas.


This page was last edited on March 17, 2016