Our primary school curriculum is organized around essential classroom practices in addition to this; it’s organized in units of study.
During the primary years, all the children build strong skills in Reading and Writing (English/French/Yoruba), Mathematics, Basic Science & Technology, Religious and National Values, ICT, Creative Art, Music, Physical Health Education, Agricultural Science and Home Economics.
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The Primary Curriculum
During the primary years, all the children build strong skills in reading, writing, Mathematics, and take basic steps in science, Religious and National Values, ICT, French, Creative Art, Music and Physical Education. The children gradually become perfect reading, understanding what they are reading and eager to read more. Above all, we aim to instill in every child a love of reading books for life. Right from the start, we inculcate correct grammar, spelling and punctuation. We help the children balance creativity with accuracy. Poetry and drama are used extensively to help language development.
In early mathematics, a practical approach creates an understanding of the basic concepts on which all future study is based. Computers are introduced from the first year of primary school to ensure all children are computer literate.
In other subjects like Basic Science & Technology and Religious and National Values, we develop knowledge in each area using project-based teaching as the stimulus for learning.
French, Music and Creative Art are taught by specialists and are integrated into the curriculum. French is introduced in the first year of primary school with the emphasis on the spoken language and learning to communicate. Every class enjoys music lessons as part of the timetable. Recorder, Piano, Violin, and Saxophone lessons are available. In Creative Art, the children will progress from simple painting to print-making, collage and model making.
Plays/drama and culture display are held regularly during the school year. The children love this involvement in drama and music, which also help to build their self-confidence oratory.
The children are also exposed to online schooling during holidays and weekends in order to ensure continuous constructive learning.
Primary Learning Goals
Our primary school curriculum is organized around essential classroom practices in addition to this; it is also organized in units of study.
The planned involvement in reading, writing, listening and speaking activities, helps pupils develop a high level of proficiency and embrace the power of language.
We encourage pupils to read together and share what they have read in order to support each other through learning and to analyze their thought based on the responses of others.
We ensure that pupils read on their own for growth academically and for pleasure from a wide array of available materials.
Pupils are encouraged develop writing skills while working on written assignments given by the teacher.
Pupils build their own writing style by selecting and writing on topics of interest.
Through conversion, pupils relate their reading and writing, learning to pay attention and to develop on the ideas of others.
Pupils ask questions, get information, explore alternatives and draw conclusion.
Demonstration of Learning & Celebrations
Pupils demonstrate growth and celebrate success by exhibiting their writing and sharing their work with an audience.
The mathematics curriculum is based on the fact that children need to be actively involved with concrete experiences in order to move to logical levels of mathematical understanding. Children develop mathematical concepts by using manipulative & counting materials and computers. Central to the curriculum is problem solving, and whenever possible, pupils solve real-world problems that are interesting and meaningful to them.
Pupils, through exploration of number patterns, develop computation skills and use the number system to solve problems.
Pupils measure with real measuring tools. They estimate and use measurement to describe and compare objects.
Pupils locate, narrate, duplicate, expand, and create patterns using manipulative, numbers, shapes, and written symbols.
Pupils learn basic terminologies for geometric figures. They apply concepts such as angle, line and diameter to their work with these figures.
Re-searches are made, graphed and studied for trends.
Pupils are encouraged to write and talk about discoveries they have made and strategies they intend invented. The reasoning and logic involved in this process is valued. Mental arithmetic is emphasized, and pupils learn when it is appropriate to estimate.
Science & Health
The science curriculum promotes an understanding of basic core concepts and principles of science, emphasizing awareness of the impact of science and technology on every aspect of life, and also the ability to use scientific ways of thinking for individual and social purposes.
Comprehensive health curriculum is an organized, sequential program, which promotes health as a life value. This curriculum equips pupils with the information, skills and attitudes for a lifestyle of personal health, and to become discriminating consumers of information and products. We want pupils to see themselves as person empowered for a lifetime of wellness and productivity. A Learning cycle approach is used in both science and health, making our pupils science literate.
We carry out experiment through exploration, for pupils to experience materials, phenomena and information first hand. The next stage is concept introduction, where pupils discover the meaning of the concepts and are introduced to new terms.
Finally, pupils demonstrate understanding and extend the idea in the stage of concept application through the use of problem-solving situations.
Mobile labs, transportable tubs filled with hands-on materials, support an active approach to learning in health and science. The science curriculums consist of four instructional focus areas.
Pupils explore the concepts of energy and change in all living organisms. They learn about the relationship between living and non-living things, and what plans and animals need to live
Pupils study how plants, animals and other organisms adapt to and co-assist their environment and how they affect their ecosystem.
Pupils learn about this earth and it relationship to space through studying aspects of the earth, its weather, its climate, and its place in the solar system.
During their studys, pupils work with the states of matter, forms of energy, magnets and machines.
The RNV curriculum prepares our pupils to become productive, security conscious and responsible citizens.
Pupils develop a strong sense of identity with the past, with the family and the community, and the intellectual and social skills to understand themselves and others. They enlighten about making informed decisions and about participation as citizens of their country.
Pupils locate places and describe their physical, human and cultural characteristics. They explore the influence of global factors on historical and contemporary issues.
Pupils identify and apply basic economical concepts such as exchange, money, price, markets, interdependence, investment & savings, and demonstrate their use in their everyday choices. They discover how economics is related to technology, ethics, and public policy issues.
Pupils study the reciprocal relationship between an individual and a group, an individual and an institution, and a individual and a political system. They learn about the role of the law, how governing bodies make decisions and the functioning of a democratic society.
Pupils are exposed to the traditions, beliefs, values, behavioral patterns and artifacts of similar and different cultures. They discover the multi-cultural and multi-ethnic dimensions of our society by examining contributions made by various cultural groups.
Pupils study current events and use the content from all the social analysis to propose and evaluate solutions to current issues.
Physical Health Education/Sports
The physical health education/sports curriculum emphasizes personal development in basic movement skills, rhythm/dance, physical fitness and introductory skills for various sports and lifetime activities.
Physical education opportunities enable pupils to experience challenging activities that lead to personal fitness and self-esteem. Pupils learn about:
- Basic body structure and function
- Physical development
- Social skills appropriate for participation
- Skills pertaining to specific sports
- The role of exercise and vigorous activity in achieving health and well-being.