The curriculum for Key Stage 1 is designed to make learning irresistible to children aged 6 – 9 years. Through fun and active engagement they learn the fundamentals of reading, writing and maths. English is the main language of instruction in the Key Stage 1 class, however, our teachers are able to support children through their use of local language and can ensure the children are competent in speaking, reading and writing their home language.
The KIMS thematic based curriculum covers all the subjects and competences children in Ugandan schools are required to follow: science, social studies, art, RE and PE. However, it is enriched by the curriculum of England and includes additional areas such as IT, Design Technology, Personal and Social Education and Environmental education and meets the international standards set by the National Curriculum of England. This bespoke curriculum encourages children to question, enquire and discover more about the world around them. Developing the ethos of inclusivity is core to KIMS values and promotes the skills they need to work collaboratively to make the world a fairer and better place.
KIMS’ 4 C’s
Within the curriculum we aim to nurture positive habits of learning by focusing our children on developing our 4C’s
- Courage: We are determined, ambitious learners. We are able to take risks and go the extra mile to challenge ourselves.
- Curiosity: We are intrigued by the world we live in and eager to know and learn more.
- Consideration: We know that a little consideration, deliberation and thought can make a big difference. Our actions and decisions are responsible and respectful.
- Communication: We understand that developing successful communication skills is fundamental to well-being, providing the means to connect with the world around us leading ultimately to happiness and success.