Primary Division (UK: Year 1 ~ 6 / US: Kindergarten ~ Grade 5)
The Primary Division is located on the first and second floor of the main building in 4 classrooms. Our Primary age students study most of their core subjects following the Cambridge Primary Programme. Apart from the Cambridge Primary Programme, we follow the Singapore Mathematics curriculum specifically for our Mathematics classes in order to help students develop a deep understanding of mathematical concepts from an early age.
Each Primary class consists of approximately 10 students per grade (fewer students are accepted in the Year 1 / Kindergarten group). However, not all 10 students belong in the same homeroom class. Camelot International School adopts a mixed-age classroom in the Primary age to foster a sense of cooperation over competition.
Class Structure Overview (September 2023~) :
Year 1 & 2, Year 3 & 4, Year 4 & 5, Year 5 & 6
This is why each homeroom class consists of approximately 13 students in 2 different grades. While core subjects (English & Mathematics) are taught at their grade level, a wide variety of other subjects are learned together as a homeroom class.
Why Adopt a Mixed-Age Classroom?
Mixed-aged classrooms, where students of different ages and grades are grouped together, can offer many benefits. One significant benefit is the individualized learning experience that students can receive. Teachers have the ability to personalize instruction to each student's specific needs, abilities, and learning styles, providing a more tailored learning experience.
Another advantage of mixed-age classrooms is that they encourage peer-to-peer learning, where older students can mentor younger students, and younger students can learn from older ones. This can create a sense of community and support, leading to more positive and collaborative learning environments. Additionally, mixed-aged classrooms can increase socialization and empathy, as students interact with and learn from peers of different ages and backgrounds.
This can lead to a more well-rounded educational experience, which can improve behaviour, reduce competition, and provide more flexibility in the curriculum.
This Programme approach supports to develop learners for the following:
• Confidence in working with information and ideas – their own and those of others
• Responsible of themselves, responsive to and respectful of others
• Reflective and developing their ability to learn
• Innovative and equipped for new and future challenges
• Engaged intellectually and socially, ready to make a difference