Primary

The Primary School at Renaissance covers Year 1 through to Year 6 and our quality programme is based on the National Curriculum for England enhanced by the International Primary Curriculum (IPC). As the only Round Square school in Vietnam, the Primary School actively embeds the associated IDEALS through the programme and this provides the students with an expansive educational experience.

KEY STAGE ONE

YEARS 1 AND 2

In Key Stage 1 (KS1) the school adopts a creative approach to curriculum delivery with a strong cross curricular approach, which helps the students make meaningful connections between and across subject disciplines.

Apart from core instruction in Mathematics and Language and the associated IPC units, specialist teachers provide instruction in Music, Physical Education, Swimming, Vietnamese Language or Vietnamese Language and Culture and Library. Technology is an important feature in the curriculum and is integrated in the programme. From Year 2, students have the opportunity to study French or Chinese.

With inquiry based learning a key feature of the programme, students are encouraged to think critically, communicate using a variety of tools, problem solve, research and collaborate. Learning is student centred as opposed to teacher driven and teachers use both the indoor and outdoor environments to enhance student learning.

KEY STAGE TWO

YEARS 3,4,5 AND 6

In Key Stage 2 (KS2) the school adopts a creative approach to curriculum delivery with a strong cross curricular approach which helps the students make meaningful connections between and across subject disciplines. There is an equally strong focus on academic rigour, on the integration of technology and on developing and enhancing research, critical thinking and problem solving skills.

Apart from core instruction in Mathematics and Language and the associated IPC units, specialist teachers provide instruction in Music, Physical Education, Swimming, Vietnamese Language or Vietnamese Language and Culture and Library. Technology is an important feature is the curriculum and is integrated in the programme, whilst French and Chinese are offered as third languages.

In Key Stage 2 students are challenged to become actively involved in their own learning and personal and social development are also key priorities.

THE INTERNATIONAL PRIMARY PROGRAMME (IPC)

The IPC complements the core subjects of English and Mathematics and through the specific thematic units, has a significant focus on Science, the Arts and Humanities. The IPC is delivered through six cross-curricular themes that last approximately six weeks and each unit has clear learning goals that foster the academic, social, spiritual emotional and physical development of the students.

ASSESSMENT

Assessment at Renaissance is continuous and students are given many opportunities to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways that reflects their learning styles and needs. From Year 3 all students participate in GL assessments in Mathematics and English which provides valuable programmatic data whilst at the end of Year 6 each individual learning journey culminates in a Personal Project where the students present to their peers and parents.

Further Reading:

For further information on the IPC: Introducing the International Primary Curriculum (IPC)