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KEYSTAGE 1 AND 2 CURRICULUM OVERVIEW.

 

At Centurion International School we have adapted the British Educational Curriculum to incorporate important aspects of living within the Thai community.

To best develop our curriculum we have chosen to focus on three key areas, these being;

  • the three ‘core’ subjects of English, math’s and science
  • our 10 ‘foundation’ subjects, rotated over a school year
  • our Project Based Learning curriculum (PBL)

Each class follows the United Kingdom guidelines for age-appropriate student development. We constantly update our curriculum to reflect the changes that are happening in educational systems around the world.

 

CORE SUBJECTS

Centurion is proud to deliver a unique English Development Programme. We focus on the individual child and work within their current and projected range of development. We use modern assessment methods and actively challenge each student to take responsibility for their progress. Our curriculum is adaptable and extensive to motivate students to work at a high level both in the school ,and at home.

Our math’s programme looks to develop traditional areas of math’s alongside more modern applications of math’s in the real world. We use a combination of UK approved textbooks, with online learning resources. Our teachers have an in-depth knowledge of the UK curriculum

The science programme at Centurion introduces each of the primary sciences of biology, chemistry and physics in a fun, fast-paced atmosphere. Students are encouraged to see science as a ‘living’ lesson both in and outside of the classroom. Our teachers provide mini projects to consolidate learning and to develop an interest in general science.  

 

FOUNDATION SUBJECTS

At Centurion we have developed a rotational system for our ‘foundation’ subjects..  We rotate two subjects each month. PE and languages are not rotated and have three dedicated lessons per week throughout the year.

The British curriculum requires us to cover the following subjects at Keystage 1 and 2.

  • Music
  • Humanities (Geography, History and RE)
  • Art and Design
  • Design and Technology
  • Computing
  • PE and Swimming (All primary students have 2 PE and 1 swimming lesson per week.) We beleive enjoyable sport and exercise taught at young age, creates a life-long interest in healthy living.
  • Languages (All primary students learn Thai and one other language, either Chinese or Arabic.)

Through conversations with our students and families, we have also added the following foundation subjects to our monthly rotation.

  • Community Projects (looking at how we become better citizens in society)
  • Home Economics (cookery and home crafts)
  • Drama

 

PROJECT -BASED LEARNING (PBL)

Each school year undertakes 5 PBL projects per year. These projects are closely linked to units in the three core subjects and involve input from our ‘foundation’ subjects. For example, Year 1 students may undertake a project entitled ‘ How to Make Our Own Garden?’

Here is how the core and foundation subjects work together.

 

How to Make Our Own Garden – Year 1

 

Science (core):  Looks at seeds and plants and the requirements of how things grow.

 

Math’s (core):    Looks at designing flower beds, measuring area and depth.

 

English (core):  Design posters and keep a ‘plant journal’.

 

Community Project (foundation): Looks at how we can grow food, to sell to or aid the community.

 

Art(foundation): Creates a photo-journal of the project and a flower mural.

 

Each PBL involves answering a bigger question. It challenges students to work individually and as a team, to solve various problems using a combination of core and foundation subject skills. Students then present their findings to the class and teachers, outlining what they have learnt and the conclusions they have reached.