Our British International School of Madrid follow the National curriculum for England throughout our Primary Section, but we have adapted it for our school and setting. This provides us with the opportunity to approach the curriculum in a completely different way.
We have selected a number of beautiful children’s books; many of which are picture books, to start each of our exciting topics. Using these as springboards, teachers are able to cover the curriculum areas, in creative and engaging ways.
Maths is still taught as a standalone subject. We aim for mastery of the concepts and skills in the National Curriculum. Mastery in maths is a journey and long-term goal, achieved through exploration, clarification, practice and application over time. At each stage of learning, pupils should be able to demonstrate a deep, conceptual understanding of the topic and be able to build on this over time.
Spanish is built into our Primary timetable from Year 1 up. Our Spanish department work closely alongside their British counterparts, helping children make links in their English and Spanish learning.