At Coruña British School (CBS), as well as teaching all our subjects in English we follow the National Curriculum of England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
The National Curriculum delimits objectives and assessment methods but also allows a great flexibility in its implementation so each School can adapt it to its particular requirements.Coruña British School offers planned activities and experiences that help children make progress in their development and learning. We aim to provide a well-planned and resourced curriculum to take each child’s learning forward and to provide opportunities for all children to succeed in an atmosphere of care and respect. Children are monitored to ensure that they are making progress. Our students learn through play and exploring which develops their critical and creative thinking.
Following this Curriculum, our students will study subjects such as maths, English, science, computing, geography, history, art, design and tecnology, physical education, music and personal, social and emotional development.
In Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), the children will be taught the 7 areas. Early Years Foundation Stage refers to the framework for children up to the age of five. We follow a creative play-based curriculum which involves a balance between ‘child-initiated’ and ‘adult-initiated’ activities. The expected levels that your child should reach at age 5, usually the end of the Reception yearare called the Early Learning Goals (ELGs).
The 7 areas of learning are the following:
- Communication and language.
- Personal, social and emotional development.
- Literacy: Reading and writing (phonics).
- Espressivearts and design.
Reports are written twice a year which will give an update on progress:
- At the end of the first term.
- At the end of the School year.
The schools that follow the National Curriculum inSpain are allowed to add the subjects marked by the Galician government, in this case the Xunta de Galicia, necessary for schooling in Spain.