Upper primary curriculum overview
Years Four to Six (Ages 9 to 11)
The Australian Curriculum is designed to develop successful learners, confident and creative individuals, and active and informed citizens. It is presented as a progression of learning from Foundation - Year 10 that makes clear to teachers, parents, students and others in the wider community what is to be taught, and the quality of learning expected of young people as they progress through school.
Students bring to school a wide range of experiences, abilities, needs and interests. They have a natural curiosity about their world. Their desire to make sense of the world provides a platform to plan and review their learning through interactions with others, experimentation, scaffolding, explicit teaching, practice and play in the classroom and beyond.
The Upper Primary curriculum builds upon the learning gained in the Lower Primary and further extends our students as they prepare for High School learning.
The Curriculum focuses on the following subjects:
- The Arts
- Health and Physical Education
- Information and Communications Technology Literacy
Literacy is the core business of our school. In every room, in all key learning areas we develop literate students for the challenges of learning and living in a rapidly changing society. We do this by:
- Valuing reading and writing, and their role in developing and empowering each and every child in their life long journey of learning
- Implementing explicit teaching practices such as delivering daily reading and writing programs that use a variety of methods, strategies and approaches
- Continuously monitoring and assessing to identify learning needs, in order to have each child succeed
- Continuing the teaching strategies used in the early phase of learning into the progressing years of Years 4 to 6
- Expecting high levels of achievement that is appropriate for each child
- Including the four aspects of a balanced literacy program (modelled, shared, guided, independent)
- Modelling the love of reading
- Identifying reading books for developmental learning and home learning appropriate to students needs and abilities
- Immersing classrooms in print.
Our vision is to ensure that Multinational School Riyadh prepares numerate students for the challenges of learning and living in a rapidly changing society by:
- Valuing numeracy and its role in developing and empowering each and every child in their journey of learning
- Implementing explicit teaching practices (demonstrating, modelling, reviewing and reflecting)
- Continuously monitoring and assessing to identify learning needs in order to achieve in the early phase of learning
- Expecting high levels of achievement appropriate for each child
- Including the three aspects of a balanced numeracy program (mental computations, explicit teaching focus, independent learning)
- Balancing the use of concrete materials and conceptual learning
- Our educators implement appropriate strategies necessary to ensure our students will be literate and numerate for life.