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Almancil Primary School

Primary builds on the EYFS stage and prepares children aged five to 11 for future learning. We offer a challenging education in a creative, warm, and holistic learning environment, supporting children to make great leaps in literacy, numeracy, and social skills.

Our Curriculum

We provide a high-quality contextualised English National Curriculum for most subjects. Our students benefit from all the quality, traditions, and heritage of a British-style education due to our membership of the Globeducate British International Schools cluster. 

Primary School is divided into Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. As your child progresses through these, they actively participate in their own continuous learning journey. 

Dedicated and experienced teachers.

Key Stage 1

(ages 5 - 7)

  • Reading
    Reading books and records are sent home so students can practice their reading skills.
  • Spelling
    Children have differentiated spellings to learn each week. There is a weekly spelling test to check that these spellings have been learned.
  • Mathematics
    Homework supports awareness of mathematics. Activities are sent home weekly with an expected completion time of 10-15 minutes.

 

 

Key Stage 2

(ages 7 - 11)

  • Reading
    Reading books and records are sent home so students can practice their reading skills.
  • Spelling
    Children have differentiated spellings to learn each week. There is a weekly spelling test to check that these spellings have been learned.
  • Maths
    Homework supports mathematics learning. Activities are sent home weekly with an expected completion time of 15-20 minutes.
    Children are taught in English, mainly by their class teacher, with the learning augmented through specialist teachers in areas like PE and Music.

Dedicated, experienced teachers provide personalised attention to develop young learners who are confident, responsible, reflective, innovative, and engaged. Almancil’s lush green campus is the perfect complement to our mindfulness curriculum. Close personal attention extends beyond the classroom. Teachers know the children well and eat alongside them to deepen relationships and ensure they are eating properly.

Core Subjects

Almancil Primary students have 35 lessons per week across the following subjects:

Mathematics

English Science Portuguese

Mindfulness
(Years 1, 2, and 3)

Forest School
(Years 3, 4, 5, and 6)

Design Technology (Years 4, 5, and 6)

French
(Years 5 and 6)
Computing Science History
Geography Art PE PSHE Form Period

Outdoor Learning

Learning goes beyond the classroom here! We offer a rich outdoor programme that promotes environmental awareness and equips our pupils to face challenges, confidently building character so they manage failure with tenacity and resilience. We will encourage your child to be inquisitive and independent and to embrace the diversity of the world around them.

Children enjoy weekly lessons in our safe and secure Forest School, managed by our Head of Adventure. Each term is brimming with engaging activities and trips to provide a deeply enriching Primary experience.

Wellbeing is at the heart of our programme, designed to support the social, emotional, and physical needs of our Primary children. It is a collaboration-based culture that embraces challenge and allows, over time, the blossoming of character, resilience, empathy, and a greater sense of connection with nature and a shared future.

Assessment

We assess progress and achievement using internationally-benchmarked assessments at key stages and communicate regularly with parents about how their children are doing educationally, including weaknesses and strengths, and their wellbeing.

Reports

Reports provide relevant information concerning students’ academic progress and are issued three times a year. Each report contains attainment and effort grades.

Parents are invited to meet their child’s class and form teachers to discuss the progress three times a year: after the first half-term and after reports are published in Terms 1 and 2.

Parents can also contact teachers anytime to meet about their child’s progress.
 

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