Each of the early years units give generous coverage of all of the strands so the route through the units can be flexible. Each unit will last for between four and six weeks, depending upon the interest level of the children, the length of the school day and how well the setting lends itself to a particular focus or context. The units are designed to:
- work within all four strands
- employ a wide repertoire of multiple intelligences
- develop a range of skills
- encourage an international mindset.
Maths, Language and Spanish
At CIPS, we focus on these subjects in the morning, when we are fresh and ready for energized learning! The Maths and Language curriculum follows the British National Curriculum in general, although it is adapted for international-mindedness, personalized learning and experiential learning. Spanish language, literature and social sciences are studied at varying levels according to experience and to comply with the Spanish ministry, so that our students may opt for Spanish education in the future. We endeavour to be a bilingual and multilingual environment and promote the use of mother tongue languages in the learning process. We assess our learning via a combination of evidence-based portfolio work, summative and formative assessment. Our aim is to empower our students to be aware of their learning and how to improve it.