Curriculum Primary

A balanced curriculum is offered based on the requirements of both Dutch and EnglishNational Curricula but adapted for use in an international situation, and is sufficiently flexible to meet the individual needs of each child in order to encourage and develop their personal qualities.

English and mathematics are taught at the appropriate level so that children can progress at a pace most suitable to their individual abilities. Both these subjects are linked to a core scheme and are reinforced by project work. Dutch lessons are offered as part of the curriculum and extra English lessons are available, if necessary, to children for whom English is not their first language.

Other subjects such as science and technology, geography, history and creative work are introduced through topic work. Each class studies one major topic per term enabling pupils to experience all curriculum areas during the year. First-hand international experiences of pupils are used to enrich appropriate subjects such as geography and history.

For the infant group there are educational play activities. Reading and writing are introduced at the appropriate stage for each child.

The school has access to a modern sports hall and an infant gym. Some of the younger classes have weekly swimming lessons.

The older children are tested twice a year to review their progress and evaluate the programme. Standardised tests from the UK National Foundation of Educational Research evaluate the attainment of each child in different subject areas ranging from English and mathematics to problem solving and mapping skills.

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