Primary School

From K-Class to Grade 5

Our dedicated primary school campuses offer the innovative and creative International Primary Curriculum (IPC) for students from K-Class (aged 5) all the way to Grade 5.

Just like our other programmes, the language of instruction is English and the programme is designed to give students all the building blocks they need to successfully progress through their school life. What this means is that BWYA can provide world-leading teaching programmes for students aged 5 to 18, and prepare them for university and beyond.

The IPC curriculum is centred on eight personal learning goals which look beyond the acquisition of knowledge (inquiry, resilience, morality, respect, communication, adaptability, thoughtfulness and cooperation), all of which are closely aligned to the IB learner profile and help our young learners to develop as a person.

The IPC programme is also an active programme. Students are constantly moving and working in dynamic groups to stimulate their learning. The students are also not just proactive in responding to questions from the teacher but are positively encourage to come up with questions of their own to help shape their learning. Classes are based on a Unit of Inquiry which acts as an over-arching theme for each subject.

One of the fundamental philosophies of IPC, and one that it shares with BWYA as a whole, is that we never lose sight of our local community. So for us, this means that Chinese traditions and history are integral to our learning. Chinese is also taught as a second language.

From K-Class to Graduation

Our dedicated primary school campuses offer the innovative and creative International Primary Curriculum (IPC) for students from K-Class (aged 5) all the way to Grade 5.

Just like our other programmes, the language of instruction is English and the programme is designed to give students all the building blocks they need to successfully progress through their school life. What this means is that BWYA can provide world-leading teaching programmes for students aged 5 to 18, and prepare them for university and beyond.

The IPC curriculum is centred on eight personal learning goals which look beyond the acquisition of knowledge (inquiry, resilience, morality, respect, communication, adaptability, thoughtfulness and cooperation), all of which are closely aligned to the IB learner profile and help our young learners to develop as a person.

The IPC programme is also an active programme. Students are constantly moving and working in dynamic groups to stimulate their learning. The students are also not just proactive in responding to questions from the teacher but are positively encourage to come up with questions of their own to help shape their learning. Classes are based on a Unit of Inquiry which acts as an over-arching theme for each subject.

One of the fundamental philosophies of IPC, and one that it shares with BWYA as a whole, is that we never lose sight of our local community. So for us, this means that Chinese traditions and history are integral to our learning. Chinese is also taught as a second language.

Primary School Programme Structure

  • Humanities

    In Humanities, learning targets will be met through a rigorous and engaging series of inquiry-based thematic units.

  • Science

    In Science, Health, Geography and Chemistry based units make up the Science aspect of IPC with connections to all other disciplines.

  • Mathematics

    Mathematics classes are based on a set of international standards, using both local and overseas teaching materials.

  • Languages

    While literacy skills are built throughout the programme, Language classes teach important skills with the goal of developing strong independent readers, writers.

  • Art/Technology

    Developing the appreciation of visual and performing arts, building computer skills and fostering enthusiasm towards design, engineering, invention and innovation.

  • Health

    Developing healthy attitudes and behaviours by getting exercise, learning and playing sports, having fun, with the goal of inspiring healthy, active living.

Learning Goals

IPC is an age range based curriculum with learning goals designed to guide learners from age 5 to 12. Similar learning goals progress in difficulty through the age ranges called mileposts. Milepost 1 is ages 5 to 7. Milepost 2 is 7 to 9. Milepost 3 is 9 and 12. Each subject in each milepost has learning goals specific to the IPC curriculum.

In addition to subject specific goals, IPC identifies 8 personal learning goals alongside international mindedness and international learning.

An example of a skills based Geography learning goal is:

Be able to make maps and plans for real and imaginary places, using pictures and symbols.

An example of a knowledge-based Science learning goal is:

Be able, with help, to conduct simple investigations.

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