The Lower Primary Curriculum
At MISKL, our approach is established deeply and firmly in the best of the British and International education systems, providing a modern, relevant and appealing education in English for both expatriate and local students in Malaysia. Our students follow the English National Curriculum as a framework, with subjects and content enhanced and differentiated to meet our international needs. In addition to the English National Curriculum we have integrated the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) that provides our students with subject goals, personal learning goals, and uniquely, international learning goals, that are clearly defined for each age throughout the children’s primary schooling.
IPC Subject goals cover the knowledge, skills and understanding of children relating to the subjects they are learning. There are subject learning goals for Language, Mathematics, Science, ICT & Computing, Technology, History, Geography, Music, Physical Education, Health and Well-being, Art and Society.
IPC Personal goals underpin the individual qualities and dispositions we believe children will find essential in the 21st century. There are 8 IPC Personal Goals - enquiry, resilience, morality, communication, thoughtfulness, cooperation, respect and adaptability. Opportunities to experience and practice these are built into the learning tasks within each unit of work.
IPC International learning goals are unique to our curriculum and help young children begin the move towards an increasingly sophisticated national, international and intercultural perspective. Each thematic IPC unit includes an international aspect, to help develop a sense of ‘international mindedness’. Through this sense we aim to develop globally competent learners who are curious about the world and the different perspectives within it.
The English National Curriculum is organized into blocks of years called “Key Stages”. At the end of each Key Stage, we formally assess your child’s performance. You will find more information about each Key Stage below and the subject areas taught. This ensures a learning programme that is academically rigorous, but is also exciting, active and meaningful for children. It encourages personal learning - cooperation, communication, resilience, thoughtfulness and respect - and promotes international mindedness - a respect and understanding of other perspectives, cultures and languages.
Being an international school with students arriving from all over the world, non-native students may need extra language support and may be advised to take part in our English as a Second Language Enrichment Programme to boost their English language development, supporting them in gaining full access to the curriculum. Our ESL programme operates across all Key Stages and at different levels to cater for a student's individual needs and requirements.