The Primary School is structured into two National Curriculum Key Stages known as Key Stage One (Years 1 and 2) and Key Stage Two (Years 3 to 6)
|Key Stage One|
|Year 1||5 – 6 years of age|
|Year 2||6 – 7 years of age|
|Key Stage Two|
|Year 3||7 – 8 years of age|
|Year 4||8 – 9 years of age|
|Year 5||9 – 10 years of age|
|Year 6||10 – 11 years of age|
The curriculum areas covered in the Primary School are:
- English (including Drama)
- Topic (Geography and History)
- Physical Education (including Swimming)
- Art and Design Technology
- Personal, Social and Health Education
- Bahasa Malaysia
- French (available for non-Malaysian citizens in Key Stage 2)
SHARING CURRICULUM INFORMATION WITH PARENTS
Curriculum Information Meetings
Each term parents of our Primary students are requested to join Curriculum Information Meetings. In Term One this meeting is an opportunity for parents to meet the teaching staff from their child’s year group and to hear what learning and excitement lies ahead for the coming term. Staff share information on the topics that will be studied, the teaching tools that will be used to assist the learning, what trips will be arranged that support the topic and how parents can best support their child at home. The meetings in the first term also provide an opportunity for parents to nominate a Class Ambassador. Class Ambassadors are responsible for liaising between the class teacher and the class parents and often support the class teaching in organising class events throughout the year. In addition, Class Ambassadors will welcome new families to the class and the wider school community.
In Term Two there will be a Curriculum Information Meeting explaining about one subject area.
In Term Three the Curriculum Information Meeting will give further information about an area of the Primary School, along with an Open Afternoon that will give parents the opportunity to tour Primary and see it in action.
Termly Curriculum Statements are sent home to parents explaining the learning objectives for each topic and giving helpful hints on how you can support your child at home.
Each Primary class presents a ‘Family Assembly’ at least once a year to which all parents are invited.
BROAD PE CURRICULUM
KIS is committed to providing a broad and balanced curriculum that addresses the needs of all our students at KIS. Our students will experience an exciting range of programmes including dance, games, gymnastics, athletics, fitness and swimming.
Students in Foundation 2 will get to swim on a weekly basis throughout the academic year. Students in KS1 will swim weekly over the course of two terms. We are confident that students will have attained basic water safety skills by the end of Key Stage 1 and will have reached the level of proficiency required to swim without support.
In Key Stage 2 students will attend swimming for one term during the year.
Please note that provision has been made for for those Key Stage 2 students who show particular promise in swimming through the continuation of the KIS competitive swimming club, the ‘Stingrays’.