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Primary Curriculum

At MIS we offer a primary school education which is based on the English National Curriculum. In primary school this curriculum is divided into Key Stages; Key Stage 1, which consists of Year 1 and Year 2, and Key Stage 2, which consists of Years 3, 4, 5 and 6.

Key Stage 1

In Key Stage 1 we focus on helping pupils become competent in a wide range of skills, with an emphasis on developing basic literacy and numeracy skills. Students are regularly given opportunities to work together in order to build their communication and group-working skills.

Students will continue the process of strengthening their fine-motor skills through handwriting lessons, crafting activities and other related tasks. As their English language competency improves, students increasingly focus on grammar, sentence structure and writing short stories.

Key Stage 2

While Key Stage 2 places an increased emphasis on formal academic work, it also provides exciting opportunities for our students to develop their interpersonal relationships and critical thinking skills. The Key Stage 2 curriculum ensures our students are able to begin forming their own opinions about current events and appreciate the challenges facing the changing world around us.

Students will find the higher order thinking skills they develop invaluable as they solve problems and articulate themselves increasingly effectively. Our older primary students are given increased access to ICT resources to ensure they are proficient with modern apps, websites and software.

We respect the growing maturity of our Key Stage 2 students and offer them access to new experiences including school sports team training, Student Council membership and participation in the weekly House activities.

These experiences help ensure the eventual transition to secondary school goes smoothly, while also developing a healthy sense of competition and community amongst our students and staff.