Curriculum statement.

Beginning in the Pre-school and continuing into the early grades of Primary, the curriculum focuses strongly on numeracy and literacy to build the foundation for all future learning.

In numeracy we use ‘Mastery Mathematics’ which is a maths programme adopted as good practice in many primary schools across the UK.

The programme helps pupils to truly master the concepts of maths and think mathematically, rather than simply copying techniques the teacher has written on the board.

In literacy we use the best UK phonics materials to teach our pupils how to read (and spell.)

Phonics is the teaching of the sound system in the English language.

Our teachers drill the sounds of letters and letter combinations then encourage the pupils to blend the sounds to make words.

The teaching of phonics is accompanied by extensive reading practice using books which are written in such a way
as to reinforce what is taught in the phonics lessons.

Of course we want to see all our pupils excel in national exams in Grade 7 therefore our new lesson
timetable provides sufficient teaching time for the subjects required by the Zambian curriculum.

You will also find our detailed curriculum plans for Reading here and Writing here.

The Zambian curriculum taught at Dayspring follows faithfully the published national curriculum
plan.

We shall ensure that as we teach the content of the national curriculum we shall seize every opportunity to develop pupils’ literacy and mathematics.

Through our clubs programme and through our periodic Super Learning Days (days on which the normal curriculum is collapsed and we devote the entire day to one chosen aspect of learning) we offer opportunities to our pupils in music, art and physical and religious education.

Finally, we encourage our pupils to do everything simply for the glory of God (1 Cor 10 : 31)

Curriculum Statement

Beginning in the Pre-school and continuing into the early grades of Primary, the curriculum focuses strongly on numeracy and literacy to build the foundation for all future learning.

In numeracy we use ‘Mastery Mathematics’ which is a maths programme adopted as good practice in many primary schools across the UK.

The programme helps pupils to truly master the concepts of maths and think mathematically, rather than simply copying techniques the teacher has written on the board.

In literacy we use the best UK phonics materials to teach our pupils how to read (and spell.)

Phonics is the teaching of the sound system in the English language.

Our teachers drill the sounds of letters and letter combinations then encourage the pupils to blend the sounds to make words.

The teaching of phonics is accompanied by extensive reading practice using books which are written in such a way
as to reinforce what is taught in the phonics lessons.

Of course we want to see all our pupils excel in national exams in Grade 7 therefore our new lesson
timetable provides sufficient teaching time for the subjects required by the Zambian curriculum.

You will also find our detailed curriculum plans for Reading here and Writing here.

The Zambian curriculum taught at Dayspring follows faithfully the published national curriculum
plan.

We shall ensure that as we teach the content of the national curriculum we shall seize every opportunity to develop pupils’ literacy and mathematics.

Through our clubs programme and through our periodic Super Learning Days (days on which the normal curriculum is collapsed and we devote the entire day to one chosen aspect of learning) we offer opportunities to our pupils in music, art and physical and religious education.

Finally, we encourage our pupils to do everything simply for the glory of God (1 Cor 10 : 31)

Our curriculum.

Primary School

Pupils from 7-13 will be taught the following at Dayspring:
English language
Mathematics
Science
Social Studies
Creative Technology Studies
Expressive arts
Home economics
Zambian language

 

The following clubs will also be available over the course of an academic year:

Swimming
Chess
Art
Music
Scripture union
Reading
French
Sports
I.C.T

Primary school

 

Pupils aged between 7 and 13 will be taught the following at Dayspring:

English language
Mathematics
Science
Social Studies
Creative Technology Studies
Expressive arts
Home economics
Zambian language

The following clubs will also be available over the course of an academic year:

Swimming
Chess
Art
Music
Scripture union
Reading
French
Sports
I.C.T

Pre-school

Children up until the age of 7 will be taught the following:

Language and Literacy
Pre-mathematics
Pre-science
Pre-social studies
Handwriting
Physical Education

Other activities will include:

Construction
Moulding
Rhymes
Gardening
Outdoor
Art and design
Music

Pre-school

Pupils up until the age of 7 will be taught the following at Dayspring:

Language and Literacy
Pre-mathematics
Pre-science
Pre-social studies
Handwriting
Physical Education

Other activities will include:

Construction
Moulding
Rhymes
Gardening
Outdoor
Art and design
Music

 

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