Discover, Grow, Achieve – Primary Years at MIS, Where Learning Comes to Life.


(Year 1-6) caters for children between 5 and 11 years old. We follow Key Stages 1 and 2 of British National Curriculum and the Primary Cambridge International Curriculum.

The M.I.S. curricula are designed to encourage each child to achieve their highest potential as well as to meet the English Curriculum standards. The focus is on the physical, psychological, intellectual and social development of the child.

Our primary school caters for children aged between 5 and 11 years old. It offers a broad and balanced curriculum based on the British National Curriculum and the Primary Cambridge International Curriculum. We offer high academic standards and a wide range of enrichment curriculum activities. All our pupils are treated as individuals, and their unique talents are nurtured and developed.

the Head of Primary

Mr Gregg Sangster

Head of Primary

As the Head of Primary at MIS, I am thrilled to introduce you to our vibrant and dynamic learning community. Our primary school programme is designed to provide a well-rounded education that nurtures the academic, social and emotional growth of each student. Using the stunning location and natural setting of our campus, we encourage lessons in science and humanities to focus on inquiry-based learning, which allows students to explore ideas and develop critical thinking skills. Our dedicated and experienced teachers draw on a variety of resources produced by Cambridge, Collins and many other sources to ensure students meet the rigorous standards set out in the English National Curriculum.

Our teachers are passionate about creating an inclusive learning environment that fosters creativity, collaboration and a love for learning. We provide students with the opportunities to explore a wide range of subjects during school hours and an even broader variety of extracurricular activities and clubs which take place after school. I am extremely proud of our primary school and always look forward to seeing our students achieve success as they progress through their respective year-groups before graduating to secondary at the end of Year 6.

I look forward to welcoming you and your family to primary.

Primary Curriculum


Mooltripakdee offers a primary school education which, as set out in the English National Curriculum, is divided into stages known as Key Stages. Primary education covers Key Stage 1 which consists of Year 1 & Year 2 and Key Stage 2, which consists of Year 3, 4, 5, and 6. We use Cambridge International resources to develop knowledge, skills and understanding. The general emphasis in Key Stage 1 is on pupils becoming competent in a wide range of skills and developing their ability in basic literacy and numeracy. The underlying emphasis is on working together and experiencing a rich curriculum first hand which motivates and excites young minds. This style of curriculum continues through to Key Stage 2. There is, however, an increased emphasis on formal academic work. Throughout the whole process of learning, the students are not only absorbing facts

but, more importantly, developing a wide range of skills, abilities and concepts which are transferable and help lay the foundations for higher order thinking skills. There have been great steps taken forward in science, technology and in society during the last decade. Therefore, our curriculum offers our children opportunities to acknowledge our changing world and reflect that knowledge in practice.


For each subject there is a framework based on English National Curriculum and Cambridge International Curriculum. The scheme of work describes the subject knowledge, skills and understanding pupils are expected to develop during each key stages.

ENGLISH NATIONAL CURRICULUM and Cambridge International Curriculum

There are twelve subjects in the M.I.S. Curriculum:

– English    – Mathematics   – Science     – History
– Geography  – Design and Technology  – Computing
– Music   – Art and Design   – Thai  – Chinese  – Physical Education


Measuring Growth, Guiding Progress

There is ongoing assessment and observation covering all the learning areas mentioned above. It is up to the professional experience of the lead teacher to assess students. The criteria that a teacher uses to assess a student are taken from the ‘scheme of work’ document as set out in the English National Curriculum and Cambridge International Curriculum. As

long as teaching, learning and assessment falls within these very clear parameters, then we can be sure standards are being met. Assessments can include: class work; homework; classroom tests; group work; individual projects; group projects; teacher observation; student presentation; tests; Cambridge progression tests; and end of year tests and exams.

Homework in all the years is viewed as a valuable activity. It is given to support and reinforce work taught in school and to train children to work independently and to manage their time. Homework should NOT take more than 1 hour a day.

We aim to encourage the development of speaking and listening skills throughout the school and in every lesson. To this end all lessons, with the exception of the foreign languages, are taught in English and we encourage our teachers to actively promote communication skills in their lessons. We consider the reading component to be of critical importance in ther primary school. Children have the opportunities to read a variety of texts in English on a daily basis, not just in their English lessons but throughout the curriculum. They also have weekly shared and guided reading lessons in both whole-class and small group settings. The school uses the well-respected Oxford Reading Tree reading scheme which forms the basis of the books children take home throughout the week. We also have a well-stocked school library which the children can use to supplement their reading material. We have adopted the Collins ‘Treasure House’ English scheme throughout the primary years. This state-of-the-art scheme, places an emphasis on the development of writing and the more

Life in Early Primary School


At MIS, we strive to provide a comprehensive education that covers a wide range of subjects and ensures the holistic development of our students. In Key Stage 1, which is the first stage of primary education, we offer an array of 13 subjects that include English, Mathematics, Science, History, Geography, ICT (Information and Communication Technology), Music, Art and Design, Thai, Chinese, PSHE (Personal, Social, Health, and Economic Education), PE (Physical Education), and Swimming.

As our students progress to Key Stage 2, the second stage of primary education, they continue to study the same 13 subjects offered in Key Stage 1, with an additional subject called Design and Technology. This addition allows them to explore the practical application of skills and knowledge in a creative and hands-on manner.

Assessment plays a crucial role in our educational approach. We believe in continuous assessment and observation in all subjects to ensure that our students receive targeted tuition at an appropriate level and achieve the set objectives outlined in the curriculum. Our experienced teachers employ differentiation strategies to provide support for students who require it and offer extension materials to those who excel academically.

For Key Stage 1, homework assignments may involve practicing spelling words, reading Oxford Reading Tree books, and completing math and English exercises.

In Key Stage 2, homework may include practicing spelling words, reading Oxford Reading Tree books, writing book summaries, practicing times-tables, and completing English and math assignments.

In the primary years, assessment methods include various approaches beyond formal testing. These methods encompass independent classwork, homework assignments, group work, and presentations. By employing a diverse range of assessment techniques, we gain a comprehensive understanding of each student’s progress and abilities.

In Key Stage 1, our assessment practices involve weekly end-of-unit maths tests, spelling tests, reading assessments conducted on a weekly basis, phonics screening checks, and baseline tests administered at the beginning and end of the academic year.

For Key Stage 2, we continue with weekly end-of-unit Collins maths tests, spelling tests, and weekly reading assessments. Additionally, students undertake weekly times-table tests, INCAS CEM baseline tests at the start of the year, and Cambridge Progress tests at the end of the year. These assessments help us monitor their progress, identify areas for improvement, and celebrate their achievements.

Apart from these formal assessments, homework plays a significant role in our students’ learning journey. We consider homework to be a valuable activity that reinforces and supports the concepts taught during the school day. The time dedicated to homework should not exceed one hour per day, and it can include a variety of tasks.

MIS All For Sport Ethos

Empowering Every Student, Championing Every Game,

MIS–Where Sportsmanship Grows with Us.

Our superbly qualified teachers, paired together with our excellent sporting facilities, means that each child develops a love for sport whilst at MIS

Research shows that participation in sports can increase academic achievement in children and adolescents*. It is with this and a caring and inclusive community in mind, that MIS practices inclusivity with our team sports activity throughout the school from Early Years, Primary and Secondary.

Joining a sports team is a great way to make new friends, travel the region and have lots of fun. Students also learn about the importance of teamwork, discipline, how to face a new challenge and learning about themselves as individuals and leaders.

The various MIS sports programmes are aimed to develop personal wellness and physical fitness. Regular physical activity in childhood and adolescence improves strength and endurance; helps build healthy bones and muscles; helps control weight; reduces anxiety and stress; and increases self-esteem, mood, and concentration.

The Roman poet Juvenal coined the famous phrase when he wrote ‘Orandum est ut sit mens sana in corpore sano’ — You should pray for a healthy mind in a healthy body — around the end of the first century AD.

Individual and competitive sports are part of what makes the MIS community so supportive, happy and loyal.

Extra-curricular Activities & Opportunities

Ignite Ambition, Spark Creativity: Your Journey Beyond the Classroom

Our facilities offer a diverse range of extracurricular events and activities, providing students with opportunities to pursue their passions or discover new interests, all while fostering new friendships. During school hours, primary students are welcome to explore our library and check out books that capture their curiosity. For those drawn to the arts, our newly established Music and Drama building serves as a hub for MIS band rehearsals and the crafting of shows and performances.

In the realm of sports, we’re excited about the upcoming inauguration of our new indoor sports hall, which will serve as a premier venue for our students and sports teams to train and compete.

Our primary students are invited to participate in an array of after-school clubs as part of our Extended Classroom Enrichment (ECE) program, available from 4pm to 5pm for most of the term. These clubs span a wide spectrum, covering academics, the arts, sports, crafts, design, and ICT.

For Key Stage 2 students, we offer complimentary sports coaching sessions daily from 5pm to 6pm. These sessions are designed to develop school teams capable of competing against local schools.

Additionally, Key Stage 2 students have the opportunity to join our Student Council, enhancing their public speaking and debating abilities.

Primary Counselling and Care


With the welfare of our students in mind, M.I.S. has a strong Student Welfare team on staff.

At M.I.S., student welfare is paramount. Our dedicated team includes counsellors for both primary and secondary levels, offering support for emotional health and personal challenges. They also engage in outreach and are available for appointments.

Special Educational Needs Coordinators (SENCOs) in both departments assist students with learning challenges, disabilities, or medical conditions, and offer guidance on study habits. Parents and students can reach out to them for support.

For physical health, our qualified school nurses provides advanced first aid, treatment for various health issues, and preventive health advice. In case of serious illness or injury at school, the nurse ensures prompt care and necessary arrangements for further medical attention. It is crucial for parents to inform the nurse about any medical conditions, medications, disabilities, or allergies about their child.

Primary FAQ’s

We understand that starting school is a very important first step for all children and here at MIS, we take great care to provide a welcoming and friendly environment for all our children. The Primary Teaching Staff are experienced in ensuring the transition to school goes smoothly and children are quickly adapted into their respective classes.

Q: What time does the school day start and finish?

A: The primary school day starts with registration at 9:00am and finishes at 3:30pm.

Q: My child is struggling with English language development, will they receive any extra support?

A: Yes, our ELS team provides various types of support at each year level, ranging from inclusive classroom applied strategies, to additional classes of students for differentiated tuition focused on the basics of word decoding, phonetic and communication skills.

Q: Do you have SEN provision and are you an inclusive school?

A: Yes, of course! Early Years is the best place for children to adapt to new languages.

Q: What extra-curricular clubs and activities do you offer?

A: We have a very broad range of ECE clubs ranging from Homeroom English and math tuition, to the arts, music, choir, sports and ICT clubs. Our ECE clubs run from 4pm-5pm each school day.

Q: Do you have any school sports teams?

A: Yes, we continue to grow our primary Sports programme and our students take great pride in representing MIS against other schools. We currently offer boys and girls coaching in basketball, volley-ball, football and swimming, which takes place from 5pm-6pm each school day.

Q: My child has previously been home-schooled. Can they join primary school at MIS?

A: Yes, they can. Of course, it might take a while for your child to adapt to their new social environment, but we always work hard to ensure new students are made to feel welcome, happy and safe at MIS. Your child’s ability level in different fields of English and mathematics will be assessed when they join the school and the appropriate level of support will be recommended and implemented from there.

Q: What is the standard primary class size?

A: Our standard class limit is 25 students per class.

Q: Do you set, group or stream students by ability?

A: Currently, students are only taught in completely different sets during Thai class. Teachers will generally differentiate their lessons to ensure specific learning levels are accommodated.

Q: Is there a school uniform schedule?

A: Yes, school uniform can be purchased from the school uniform store, located near the main school office building. The schedule of what students should wear each day will be shared by homeroom teachers/assistants at the start of each term.

Q: How do I contact homeroom teachers and assistants?

A: Every primary class will have a parent Line group in which everyday questions can be asked/answered quickly and easily by either the homeroom teacher or the class TA’s. The iSAMS parent portal, which offers a more private and confidential means to discuss your child’s school life, will also be available in the near future.

Q: Do you have a primary counselor?

A: Yes, Mr. Simon Andrews is our primary counselor. He is very passionate about ensuring students know they have someone to talk to in times of need. Mr. Andrews is also our Designated Safeguarding Lead.

Q: Do you have a primary assembly each week?

A: Yes, primary assembly takes place at 9am every Monday morning. We celebrate our students’ birthdays, achievements and performances and it is a wonderful way to start off each week.

Q: What should my child bring to school each day?

A: Homeroom teachers and assistants will provide a list specific for each class but in general; a water bottle, a pencil case with stationary selection, school folder and swimming/PE kit when required.

Q: What curriculum do you follow?

A: We follow the English National Curriculum and we meet the set standards through a variety of resources including, but not limited to; Cambridge, Collins and Nelson exercise and textbooks. Twinkl is also a very widely used online resource which gives our teachers access to additional worksheets, power-points, games and quizzes across all subjects.

Q: How often will I receive a report for my child?

A: In primary school we will send home two reports: at the end of Term 1 and Term 3.

Q: Do you have parent-teacher conferences?

A: Yes, we have a parent-teacher conference in Term 1 to establish the relationship between parents and teachers. A further parent-teacher conference is held at the end of Term 2 to provide parents and students advice on areas to focus on ahead of end of year exams, which take place in Term 3.

The school has a new CCTV system installed around the school and nobody is allowed on site without an identification lanyard.

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