In our Primary School, our students are respectful, kind, caring, grateful, well-rounded human beings. We develop and build their character through all of our curricular activities and we care about their social-emotional well-being. Our School of Character’s initiatives, ones which permeate the school culture, allow us to see that character formation is the plate that serves up our curriculum.
Our students become confident mathematicians with Cambridge Primary Mathematics, a curriculum that helps learners become confident, responsible, reflective, innovative and engaged. They develop problem-solving skills by applying knowledge and developing a holistic understanding of the subject.
In Literacy, we have a complete curriculum where we principally use Cambridge Primary English, which is an English First Language course. Each unit contains a range of text types and genres included as whole texts or extracts around a unifying theme. The texts have been carefully selected to include an appropriate balance of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and plays.
Additionally, we support it with the Jolly Grammar curriculum and The Big Writing Programme where we stimulate our students’ imagination and, moreover, improve our young writers’ stamina.
Our students have access to a levelled reading scheme that develops their reading skills: namely, decoding, fluency, improving vocabulary, understanding sentence structure and coherence, reasoning and inference. Students are encouraged to access a range of books from our two well-resourced libraries in order to further develop a joy for reading.
International Primary Curriculum
In Primary School, we follow the International Primary Curriculum (IPC), where pupils become scientists, historians, geographers and artists while learning through thematic units. Students develop their project-based research skills using books, technology and accessing expert speakers. They use technology to present their findings, creating multimedia presentations. Our students are - and become - critical thinkers, resilient researchers, lucid communicators and internationally-minded individuals. You can learn more about about the IPC’s process of learning here:
The Head of Primary is supported by an administrative assistant, two Literacy Coordinators (Lower Primary; Upper Primary) and an IPC Coordinator.
Our curriculum is taught in English
The Primary curriculum is taught in English, with Spanish being taught 20% of the time. Spanish is taught as a language as well as through Mexican history and Mexican geography. Our students become confident Spanish speakers, writers and listeners. TWS is fully incorporated into the Mexican Ministry of Education (SEP).
Art, physical education and music
Our school curriculum is very broad, with great importance given to art, physical education and music.
Art is incorporated into the curriculum via the IPC units. We maintain an active PE programme, with all students receiving two PE lessons per week. Our hardcourts and green campus allow us to provide a varied and healthy PE and sports programme.
Music is a very important part of our thinking and curriculum. All of our Primary students are taught to play an instrument. The instruments currently on offer are the violin, viola, cello, double-bass and percussion. We will be adding more instruments as we develop our school orchestra.
Our curriculum aims to develop 21st Century skills with a focus on:
- Creativity and innovation
- Communication and collaboration
- Research and information fluency
- Critical thinking, problem-solving and decision-making