Primary Years
Grades 1 – 5

Developing the whole child as an inquirer

The XCL World Academy Primary Years Programme for students aged 6-11, creates a stimulating and challenging environment that nurtures a child’s natural curiosity, creativity and ability to reflect, and helps them to develop a lifelong love of learning.

Through its inquiry-led framework, students are supported to gradually take greater responsibility and ownership for their own learning.

Key Facts

MAXIMUM CLASS SIZE OF 24 CHILDREN

BALANCED CURRICULUM (ACADEMICS, ARTS & SPORTS)

INQUIRY-BASED LEARNING APPROACH

OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN A SECOND LANGUAGE (MANDARIN, SPANISH OR FRENCH)

Learning Outcomes

Each young learner will be given the opportunity to develop key strengths and abilities in:

INDEPENDENT LEARNING

ACADEMIC, SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL WELL-BEING

COMMUNITY MINDEDNESS

STRONG PERSONAL VALUES

EXPOSURE TO MANDARIN

Programme Overview

Our curriculum brings together the best practices from educational systems from around the world under the framework of the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB PYP). We focus on the ideals of international understanding and responsible global citizenship. The PYP helps students establish personal values as a foundation upon which international-mindedness will develop and flourish.

Typical school day

The school day runs from 8.45am to 3.30pm. Many students in Grades 1 to 5 take part in our extensive after-school activities programme which ends at 4.30pm.

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Personalised attention

Primary students spend most of the school day with their home-room teacher. Each teacher is supported by a fully qualified teacher partner to ensure personalised attention for each student. Students also have single subject teachers for arts, physical education and language acquisition. Teaching instruction caters to each student’s needs, abilities and learning styles, resulting in a community of happy, confident and engaged learners.

Inquiry-based learning

An inquiry-based approach to teaching and learning builds on your child’s innate curiosity, individual knowledge and interests. Inquiry can mean exploring, wondering, experimenting, collecting data and reporting findings, taking and defending a position, and solving problems in a variety of ways.

Integrated learning

At XCL World Academy, subject areas are not taught in isolation but are blended to create learning experiences that mirror the real world. When studying local and global issues, we reinforce the connections between respective subjects, creating a more effective and meaningful learning experience. As a result, students gain a deeper, more complete understanding.

Cross-grade collaboration

Collaboration and community are integral elements of everything that we do across all grades at the School. Teachers across the grades and subject areas regularly collaborate with other teachers to integrate learning opportunities into units of inquiry and specific subject areas.

Communications and reporting

We encourage parents to be involved in their child’s school experience. We encourage face-to-face communication. In addition, parents have access to a personalised student digital online portfolio (Seesaw) that provides engaging insights into what their child is learning.

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