Primary

Introduction

At Braeburn Mombasa International Primary School you will find a long established reputation for ensuring that children in our care enjoy the very best possible start. We provide opportunities to develop and succeed whilst enjoying a safe and happy learning environment, nurturing a sense of social responsibility and respect. It is our constant aim to bring out the best in our children and to provide a well-rounded experience for every child; developing a blend of creativity, confidence and courtesy, which will enable our young people to cope with the demands of life in the 21st century, wherever in the world they may live. We encourage all students from the ages of two to eleven to develop their individual talents to the full whilst at Braeburn and to aspire to excellence in all they undertake. We strongly believe in a holistic approach to learning where an equal emphasis and weighting is placed on academics, music, sports, the arts, outdoor pursuits and drama.

Curriculum

In Key Stage One (Year 1 and 2), phonics sessions happen regulary. The child-led approach to lessons gradually shifts over the course of Year 1 to become more teacher-led and children start to follow a timetable that includes an hour of English and Mathematics a day. Other subjects taught include Science, Computing, Topic (mainly covering History and Geography skills and knowledge), Physical Education, Music, Swimming, Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) and Art & Design Technology.

In Year 2 an introduction to French is added. Kiswahili lessons also begin in Year 2. Time is also allocated to Handwriting, Spelling, Guided and Independent Reading and Writing. Children continue through the reading scheme using Oxford Reading Tree resources supplemented with a banded book scheme and books from other reading schemes. Library sessions are once a week. Children begin to be set in English and Mathematics from Year 2 when class sizes allow for it.
In Key Stage Two (Year 3, 4, 5 and 6) in addition to the Key Stage One subjects, a specialist teacher teaches Drama (we follow LAMDA) and French classes are begun to be set from Year 4 onwards.