Lanna’s Primary teachers develop activities supporting a wide range of individual learning styles. Students learn while working together and while studying independently. We at Lanna International School recognise that numeracy and literacy together form the foundation for all further school work. Therefore, we give a great deal of emphasis to English and Mathematics in our Primary curriculum.
Our Primary curriculum follows the framework set out by the Cambridge Primary (CP) programme for English, Mathematics and Science. CP closely follows the objectives set out for the British National Curriculum. The main advantage of following CP is that it offers the school a tried and tested framework in which to base the teaching of all core subjects. CP also gives the school the opportunity to administer standardised tests that allows teachers to report purposefully and monitor students’ progress more effectively.
English Language development is a major thrust of the Primary School at Lanna. Standards and learning objectives for English as a Second Language (ESL) have been taken from CP to create effective schemes of work for ESL classes. ESL uses the “Let’s Go” series as the basis for the ESL programme, however other publications and resources are also used to strengthen the individual support given to our students. We aim for all students to be continuously developing their English Language skills as they progress through the Primary School.
Students in the Primary school study five specialist subjects, with specialist teachers: Art, Information Communication Technology (ICT), Music, Physical Education (P.E) and Thai. With the exception of Thai, all specialist subjects taught at Lanna use the learning objectives, and in some cases schemes of work, based on the English National Curriculum.
Modern Foreign Languages in the form of Chinese and French, taught by native speakers, are offered during the after school activities programme as an introduction to those languages for Year 6. Students then have the option of studying one of these languages throughout their years in Secondary School.
Cambridge Primary (CP)
The CP programme from University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) develops English, Mathematics and Science skills in young children across the world. It gives your child excellent preparation for Secondary education.
Designed for children aged 5 – 11, the CP provides learning objectives for each year of your child’s Primary education. Its step-by-step programme of learning takes children from the start of Primary education to completion, before they move on to Secondary education.
The CP programme helps schools, teachers and parents gain a greater understanding of their children’s abilities. Schools that use the CP Progression Tests can assess students at the end of each year. These tests provide information to analyse students’ achievements, strengths and weaknesses, and give teachers invaluable information to help guide your child in the following year.
In the final year of Primary education, students can take the CP Checkpoint examinations. All students completing the examinations will be issued with a Primary Certificate of Achievement by University of Cambridge International Examinations.
The CP programme is flexible and offers schools expert guidance on how to develop their curriculum and how best to prepare their teaching and students’ learning.
Further information about this and any other of the programmes offered by CIE may be found on its website http://www.cie.org.uk/