Themed units help children to see how subjects are both independent and interdependent; enabling them to see the big picture of their learning, make connections across different subjects, and talk about a topic from multiple perspectives.
The Winpenny IPC Route Planner shows the units that children are learning about in the Primary School.
English - In Kinder 3 children consolidate their early reading and writing skills from Kinder 2. Using a UK programme called Jolly Phonics, children learn the first 42 letter sounds in English. The approach is multi-sensory, so each letter sound is learned with actions, songs and stories. Children learn correct letter formation, how to blend sounds together and segment words to read and write new words. They also learn how to read and spell ‘tricky words’, common English words that do not follow phonic rules.
Working with Cambridge Primary English, children from Grade 1 to Grade 5 begin to develop first language skills. Lively international fiction, non-fiction and poetry texts are the basis for teaching reading and writing skills, including comprehension, grammar, punctuation, phonics, spelling and handwriting. Learners practise their spoken English to build vocabulary and confidence through class and group discussion. They use and apply listening, speaking, reading and writing skills through individual, pair and group work. Engaging activities provide opportunities for differentiated learning and promote creativity and critical thinking.
Mathematics - In Kinder 3 to Grade 5 using Cambridge Primary Mathematics, children learn to become confident and successful mathematicians through a fun and engaging programme. Cambridge Primary Mathematics covers the following concepts with increasing complexity each year: number, geometry, measure and handling data. It takes an investigatory approach, encouraging learners to become independent thinkers with the confidence to tackle a wide range of mathematical problems.
Spanish - 30% of our children’s day (G1-G5) is taught in Spanish: PE, music, Spanish language and social studies. This ensures that as well as learning English our children are proficient in speaking, listening, reading and writing in the host country language. Our curriculum ensures that all students comply with the requirements of the national programme courses prescribed by the Secretaría de Educación Pública (SEP).