Regardless of the time of day, as you take a walk around our Primary School, you will experience children of all ages and abilities engaged in meaningful learning. Stretching far beyond the curriculum and with the support of those around them; they are learning to work together, learning to communicate, learning to question and challenge, learning to unpick problems – in short, they are learning to be the adults of tomorrow.
Through working together and valuing the individual, we are an incredibly strong family. From a very early age we care for, support and encourage each other. Reflecting honestly on and growing through difficulties, no matter how big or small, allows us to take the next step forward. A dynamic and stimulating environment shows us that there is not just one answer out there.
We take pride in the knowledge that through this positive and motivating climate, our students are becoming more confident, more responsible and more successful with every passing day.
The Primary curriculum at BISA is based on the National Curriculum, produced by the Department of Education (England) and is divided into 2 distinct Key Stages – Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.
Key Stage 1 classes are available at both our BISA Kisongo campus and Braeburn Infant School in Njiro.
To better reflect and meet the needs of our international community and our East African location, elements are adapted to make the content more relevant, whilst maintaining the integrity of the objectives.
From Year 1, students study within a framework that encompasses English, mathematics, science, computing, geography, history, art and design, design technology, PSHE and citizenship. These subjects are delivered by the class teacher usually under a cross-curricular heading, with specialist subject teachers delivering sessions in French, Swahili, music, P.E and swimming. The weekly timetable also incorporates assemblies, library sessions, buddy reading, phonics (for Key Stage 1) and Music Keys sessions for Years 4, 5 and 6.
To learn more about how we assess children in Primary, look here: Deep Dive: Assessment in Primary
Learn more about our innovative Talk for Writing approach in Literacy here: Deep Dive: Talk for Writing - Part 2