Primary School (Grade 1 - Grade 5)
The primary school is located on the second floor of the main building over 3 classrooms. Our primary school students study the majority of the subjects following the Cambridge Primary Programme. Apart from the Cambridge Primary Programme, we also 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. However, not all 10 students belong in the same homeroom class. Camelot International School currently adopts a mixed-grade classroom in primary school to foster a sense of cooperation over competition. This is why 5 grades fit into 3 homeroom classes where subjects such as science, social studies, art, physical education, and other classroom activities are learned together over two different grades (*English and mathematics are taught by grade). While core subjects (English and mathematics) are taught at their grade level, a wide variety of other subjects are learned together as a homeroom class.
Class Structure Overview (School Year 2023-2024):
Grade 1 & 2, Grade 3 & 4, Grade 4 & 5
*Due to growing class sizes, some homeroom classes will not be mixed-grade classes from September 2024.
Why Adopt a Mixed-Grade Classroom?
Mixed-grade 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-grade 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-grade 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.
What is Cambridge Primary?
(from Cambridge Assessment International Education)
Cambridge Primary starts your child on an exciting educational journey, setting out what
they should be able to do at each stage of their primary schooling. It is the first stage of our
Cambridge Pathway programme that prepares students with the knowledge and skills they
need for life, helping them thrive at school, university and work.
Our programme is built around what matters most to your child as they take their first steps in education:
A broad curriculum for a balanced education:
A wide choice of 10 subjects, including English, mathematics and science. There are also plenty of opportunities to develop creativity, expression and personal wellbeing through subjects like art, music and physical education.
A robust foundation with excellent progression:
Each stage of the programme builds on the previous one or from other educational systems, so your child will feel confident that they are ready for the next step of their education.
A global learner in a local context:
Cambridge Primary helps students discover new abilities and a wider world. Subjects like Cambridge Global Perspectives™ nurture a broad outlook, helping your child to understand their own culture, community and identity as well as those of others in different parts of the world.
A flexible approach:
Cambridge Primary works alongside local and national curricula, giving your child an international education that fits into their context.
An aligned programme based on the latest research:
We believe education works best when curriculum, teaching, learning and assessment align. This way, your child can enjoy a richer learning experience and develop as a life-long learner.