Primary school in Bristol Grammar Private School
- Age – 6-8 years;
- Duration – 2 years;
- The language of instruction is English.
From the moment of enrollment in school, children will follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum, the education in which is based on the balance of adult and children's activities with the active use of game teaching methods. Children will study the world, will begin to master the modern language, artistic methods of fine arts and design, physical culture, attend dances, swimming, forest school.
The school can offer compact classrooms with caring classroom teachers and assistants. The programs are designed to stimulate enthusiasm and independence, instilling in the child a love of learning and a thirst for knowledge for life. Here, students are challenged, but at the same time supported and encouraged, celebrating successes and not stinting on praise.
The topics of the lessons may differ from the generally accepted ideas about primary school; it could be Roald Dahl's imagination, castles, space objects, the history of Bristol and English piracy, and more. Within the framework of the classical program, children study English, mathematics, natural science, information and communication technologies, PSHE, history, geography, religious studies, modern language, are engaged in physical education and games, music, drama and art.
From the moment of enrollment until the end of the Sixth Form, the educational process is complemented by numerous trips and trips, both local, such as a walk to the suspension bridge, and more distant, such as for field work on the Somerset coast, an archaeological expedition or a visit to the evacuated GWR Museum.
The school regularly invites external experts; they tell about the rainforests and their inhabitants, the history of the Vikings, the life of the blind and guide dogs. Such thematic events open up to children all the diversity of the world, enriching their experience and depth of understanding of life.
- Age – 9-11 years;
- Duration – 3 years;
- The language of instruction is English.
In the lower grades, children acquire the skills and knowledge necessary for high school and subsequent stages of an academic career, based on the base obtained in primary school. The basis of education is the pleasure of knowledge and enthusiasm, which, coupled with small classes under the guidance of specialized specialists of the highest level, guarantees the maximum number of opportunities.
A broad and comprehensive curriculum becomes deeper as you get older, providing a solid knowledge base. Children here are allowed to ask questions, encouraging independent abstract thinking, the ability to try and make mistakes, so as not to be afraid of mistakes, but to learn from them, strengthening perseverance, confidence and perseverance.
The main task of the third grade will be a smooth transition from primary school to more independent and thoughtful work in the lower grades, where children are expected primarily independence and curiosity. In addition to the disciplines studied in primary school, students are engaged in French, technology and design. They will also have a weekly PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) lesson taught by the class teacher.
Every week the whole day is devoted to a program of activities, in which each child can choose a new activity or favorite hobby, chat and play with his friends. A wide range of clubs (more than 30) will make it easy to find an occupation of interest for everyone.
In grades 4-5, children are encouraged to learn by trial and error. Based on the basics laid in the 3rd grade, the child will continue to take lessons in English, mathematics, science, ICT, history, geography, religious studies, French, physical education (including swimming), as well as games, music, dance, drama, art. Friday is still reserved for free classes.
As they get older, the proportion of subject teachers in the program increases, swimming and forest school disappear from the program; they are replaced by food technology lessons, where students learn to cook, and then textile technology. Separate classes are held in classrooms and laboratories of high school, which expands the horizons of students and gives them the opportunity to get acquainted with other buildings and teachers.
By the end of the sixth grade, children are well prepared to move on to the next stages. At the same time, great importance is still attached to the extracurricular program and recreation.