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  • The British College of Brazil

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Primary School

The Primary School covers the English National Curriculum Key Stages 1 and 2 (ages 5-11). Teachers provide stimulating activities to build up pupil confidence and harness their natural curiosity. Children thereby achieve high levels of knowledge, skills and understanding while enjoying the learning process. 

 

Assistant Teachers work alongside the teachers in every year group in Early Years and Primary School, enabling more attention to be given to each student and closer monitoring of the work. 

Key Stage 1 Curriculum

Our aim is for children to enjoy their time at school and to develop knowledge, understanding and values in order to reach their full potential in all academic and social areas of school life. Daily focus is given to English and Mathematics. Science, Geography, History, Art and Design are taught through a themed “topic” approach that enhances pupil learning. Of course Music, Physical Education, PSHE, Portuguese and Computing are also essential aspects of the curriculum. 

In Language and Literacy, we aim to provide a rich and stimulating environment in which children find interest and pleasure in communicating in English. They are offered many experiences to develop their interest in reading with fluency, accuracy, understanding and enjoyment. 

In Mathematics and Science, we aim to develop a knowledge and understanding of the role of these subjects in everyday life. Children are encouraged to relate their work to other areas of the curriculum. 

 

Key Stage 2 

In Key Stage 2, we emphasise active investigative methods to facilitate purposeful learning and to encourage independence, while at the same time ensuring that the main requirements of the English National Curriculum are covered. 

In line with UK expectations, pupils complete end-of-year assessments that are able to identify progress and achievement very clearly in the “core” areas of Reading, Writing and Mathematics. The curriculum also incorporates Science, Geography, History, Art and Design, Music, Physical Education, PSHE, Portuguese and additional opportunities to learn languages, as well as Computing. 

In general, Primary children work mainly with one class teacher although certain subjects, such as Music and PE are taught by specialist teachers. All teaching staff are British nationals or have appropriate teaching qualifications and experience in delivering the English National Curriculum. Each teacher also has the support of a full-time Assistant Teacher. This approach helps ensure that the highest quality of teaching and learning takes place.