LOWER SCHOOL

“Childhood is the Base We Mould into Perfection with our Best Possible Means”

At Caledonian International School, the Lower School is exemplified by its motivating, stimulating, thoughtful, relaxed & caring ethos. All of our classrooms are a channel of learning processes where our students learn not only academic educational curriculums but also moral values of respecting each other as they learn to participate in loads of collaborative healthy experiences and activities.

From designing as well as building structures during early childhood classes, to proffering a fellow classmate with a valuable feedback on a computer/laptop writing assignment to sharing experiences during workshops; Lower School children at Caledonian International School are challenged & taught to work together while learning from one other.

“Caledonian International School is only school that follow heartily IB Curriculum”

In fact, our curriculum is a perfect blend of educational practices inspired from world’s some of the best & leading educational systems. Our practices are thoroughly modified as per latest researches and studies. We ensure our students explore their hidden potential and talent to the full since this is the time which will be the base for their bright future which in turn will be the future of our Nation.

The IB Primary Years Programme at a glance

The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Primary Year Programme (PYP) is a leading curriculum framework for international primary education. Designed for schools with students aged 3 to 12, the PYP focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and in the world outside.

With its rigorous, research and inquiry based curriculum, the PYP transforms schools’ pedagogical practices, placing teachers, students and leaders in the core of the programme. As a result, students become active, caring, lifelong learners who demonstrate respect for themselves and others and have the capacity to participate in the world around them. PYP students are not only well prepared for the next stage of education, but also for participation in the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) and subsequently the Diploma Programme (DP) or Career-related Programmme (CP).

Assessment in the PYP

Through assessment, the IB helps schools teaching the PYP to identify what students know, understand, can do and value at different stages in the teaching and learning process. In the PYP, learning is viewed as a continuous journey, where teachers identify students’ needs and use assessment data to plan the next stage of their learning.

The purposes of assessment in the PYP are to:

    • promote student learning
    • provide information about student learning
    • contribute to the successful implementation of the programme.

Teachers use a wide range of assessment strategies to collect information on each of the elements represented in the written curriculum: the understanding of concepts, the acquisition of knowledge, the mastering of skills, the development of positive attitudes and the ability to take responsible action.

The PYP Exhibition

Encouraging in-depth, collaborative inquiry, PYP students carry out an extended, in-depth, collaborative project known as the PYP exhibition in their final year of the programme.

The PYP Exhibition involves students working collaboratively to conduct an in-depth inquiry into real life issues or problems. Students collectively synthesise all of the essential elements of the PYP in ways that can be shared with the whole school community.

This provides teachers with a powerful and authentic process for assessing student understanding. The exhibition also represents a unique and significant opportunity for students to showcase the attributes of the IB learner profile developed throughout their engagement with the programme.

The PYP Exhibition provides schools and students with a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the transition of
learners to the next phase of their education.