King Richard III College is one of the best British International Schools in Mallorca (Majorca), Spain. The atmosphere in our school is one that
reflects the happiness of our pupils and staff and their respect for themselves and each other, and is at the heart of everything we do. Our Primary School pupils are nurtured and encouraged to achieve their potential in their learning journey with us.
In Year One we follow the English National Curriculum. Our lessons are planned using the Primary National strategy and the QCA schemes of work. The class tutor is responsible for teaching most subjects in the curriculum. Specialist teachers deliver lessons in Spanish, French, Computing and Physical Education.
Lessons comprise of:
- Main teaching activity
- Group activities
- Links to other curriculum areas.
Key aspects of learning:
- Information processing
- Social Skills
Expectations in subject areas:
- Word level: high frequency words taught as sight recognition words are taught through Reception 2 to Year 2. They play an important role in the general coherence of texts and early familiarity will help pupils gain pace and accuracy in reading at early stages.
- Text and sentence level examples:Fiction: stories with familiar settings, traditional stories, fairy stories, fantasy worlds.Non-fiction: captions, list, signs, labels, instructions, dictionaries, information texts, recounts, etc.Poetry: rhymes with predictive and repetitive patterns, traditional rhymes, similar structures and similar themes.
- Numeracy: counting and properties of numbers, place value, ordering, money, addition and subtraction, length, weight, capacity, shapes, time, handling data, sorting, classifying and organising of data.
- Science: animals (including humans), plants, seasonal change, materials.
- Geography: geographical locations, proximity to where they live, finding out about their locality, different countries around the world and the weather.
- History: similarities and differences between past and present as associated with toys, clothes, domestic life and transport.
- Art: portraits, investigating materials, sculptures.
- Design and technology: designing and constructing models, homes, playgrounds.
- Physical Education: basic skills with small apparatus, following instructions, developing teamwork, tactics.
The topics do not stand in isolation and are used as cross-curricular themes. In our learning objectives we use practical work which is an effective way of learning and reinforcing theoretical concepts – especially for children where English could be their second or third language.
Fun things we prepare and do in the school:
Christmas plays, assemblies, poetry competition, Spelling Bee, excursions, Easter Egg Hunt, guest speakers, computerised interactive activities, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day cards and presents.