This is where two age groups are taught together in one classroom by the same teacher. At ISCS, we have small class sizes and teachers who are highly experienced in the curriculum, meaning that children are able to access the curriculum according to their individual need. They benefit from learning and activities from their year group, or the year above or below, as appropriate to the individual child’s needs and development. Mixed age classes also encourage learners to collaborate and to become more independent.
Yes. We need prior notice of this from the parents. We also offer after school care until 6pm.
This varies depending on the age group and involves a combination of formative and summative assessments.
In EYFS, children are assessed through teacher observation and upon their response to set challenges and tasks.
In Years 1-6, children are assessed informally throughout lessons by their teachers, who use this knowledge to plan the child’s next steps and lessons accordingly.
Formal assessments include;
- (Years 1 and 2) termly phonics assessment to check their reading progress.
- (Years 1-6) Written maths assessments, appropriate to children’s age and ability.
- (Years 1-6) Weekly spelling quizzes
- Homework completion
Teachers at ISCS are highly trained and qualified in teaching children who don’t speak English as their mother tongue language. They use a variety of techniques, including; visuals, song and music, physical movement and actions, role play and investigation, along with direct teaching methods. With such a diverse and multinational school community, your child would not be alone in their learning of the English language.