International Primary

Year 1 - Year 6 (5 – 11 years old)

An International Education

From the Early Years Foundation Stage (Nursery and Kindergarten age), children can transfer, upon completion of a successful admission’s interview, to Years One and Two of the Primary School where they begin a more formalized approach to learning. The HAIS curriculum is broad and diverse and whilst it is subject-based, there are many opportunities for a cross-curricular approach to learning. In addition to core subjects, specialist teachers teach Drama, Art, Music and Physical Education. Much of the timetable is classroom-based with each class having the support of a teaching assistant.

In this very important phase of their education, children apply the skills they have learned in the Foundation Stage and begin to develop new approaches to learning. As children progress through Years One and Two, we encourage them to become increasingly independent as learners by helping them to: 

  • Be resilient   – show determination and initiative
  • Be resourceful   – self-select resources that help with their learning
  • Be reflective  – think about the next step in their learning; how to do better next time

The main focus of teaching in Years One and Two is in the core subjects of English, Mathematics, Science and Global Perspectives. These subjects follow the teaching frameworks detailed in the Cambridge International Primary Curriculum. These frameworks place great emphasis on children acquiring key life skills.

The curricula for Years Three to Six are designed to ensure children gain learning experiences that develop in the areas of linguistics, mathematics, science, technology, sociology, physicality, and creativity. These areas are taught through the core subjects of English, Mathematics, Science, Global Perspectives and Digital Literacy. In Years Three to Six, the class teachers are responsible for the delivery of the Cambridge International Primary Curriculum subjects and for the pastoral care of our students. In addition, there is also the foundational curricula of Music, Physical Education, Drama and Art taught by specialist teachers. 

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Subjects Studied in Primary

The HAIS International Primary Programme develops skills in 11 subjects. The curriculum is flexible with clear learning objectives for each subject. The curriculum sets clear learning objectives and focusses on developing knowledge and skills in all subjects, providing excellent foundations for the next stage of education.

  • Core Subjects
  • Additional Languages
  • Specialist Subjects

Core Subjects

Global Perspectives

Digital Literacy

Additional Languages

French

as an Additional Language

English

as an Additional Language

Vietnamese

as an Additional Language

Specialist Subjects

Physical Education

Art and Design

The HAIS Learner

At HAIS, we strive to inspire the students in a safe and nurturing environment. We support the students academically, emotionally and physically, facilitating their needs holistically. Our students are keen to learn new skills and are receptive to new ideas. They work well independently as well as with others. They are equipped to participate constructively in society and the economy – locally, nationally and globally.

Creative

HAIS learners are creative in solving problems and expressing themselves in innovative ways. Their ideas inspire action.

Collaborative

HAIS learners use effective communication skills in collaborative ways to understand and respect the ideas and perspectives of others. They inspire others and actively participate.

Caring

HAIS learners care for themselves and each other, emotionally and physically. They take action to protect and improve the environment and the world around them.

Confident

HAIS learners are confident to take risks, explore new ideas and to learn from their mistakes.

Responsible

HAIS learners are responsible for their actions and inactions. They take responsibility for their learning and ownership of the well-being of their community and environment.

Reflective

HAIS learners are reflective, able to accurately self-assess, think critically and respond positively to feedback.

Learning Styles at HAIS

Project-based Learning

Collect information; imagine and question; thinking skills; mastery learning; reflection; influence community; rhetorical skills.

Skills-based Learning

Thinking skills; critical thinking; social skills; communication skills; self-management skills; self-study skills.

Inquiry-based Learning

Research; finding out; sorting out; challenge; making conclusions; taking action.

Well-Rounded Teachers

SIMONE KIDD

INTERNATIONAL YEAR 1-2
TEACHER

ANTHONY BLACKLOCK

INTERNATIONAL YEAR 3-4 TEACHER /
International Learning Lead

EMMA POOK

INTERNATIONAL YEAR 5-6 TEACHER /
DEBATE COACH

NGUYEN THI THANH HOANG

INTERNATIONAL YEAR 1-2
TEACHING ASSISTANT

NGUYEN THI HUONG LAN

INTERNATIONAL YEAR 3-4
TEACHING ASSISTANT

TRAN THI PHUC

INTERNATIONAL YEAR 5-6 TEACHING ASSISTANT / TEACHING ASSISTANT Learning lead

FRANCES DOBSON

ART and design TEACHER /
Specialist SubjectS learning lead

TASS PETRIDIS

INSTRUMENTAL AND VOCAL
MUSIC TEACHER

BIANCA COTTON

BILINGUAL INTERNATIONAL PRIMARY TEACHER /
DRAMA TEACHER

YOANN LABRUE

PHYSICAL EDUCATION TEACHER /
football COACH

LE GIA HUY

PHYSICAL EDUCATION TEACHING ASSISTANT /
Assistant swim coach

HELEN TRETHEWEY

Bilingual International Primary Teacher / Learning enhancement coordinator

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