CAMBRIDGE PRIMARY

RIMS International School & Junior College follows the International Programme, Cambridge Primary in Grades 1 to 4. This programme gives a curriculum framework to develop English, Maths and Science skills and knowledge in young learners of the age group of 5 to 11 years. The focus is on Academics, personal development and development of global awareness in students. Besides the above mentioned subjects, we also provide Languages like Hindi, French and Marathi, and Social Science and General Knowledge. The method of teaching is dynamic and exciting for students. A lot of opportunities are provided to students, to research, experiment and learn while doing projects and practical work on topics related to their subjects. Teachers regularly use Smart Boards and show Powerpoint presentations, to make their lessons interesting. Besides, educational field trips and visits to places of interest also enhance the learning process and provide a break from regular classroom teaching. At the end of their trips, students are provided with questionnaires based on their visit, to reinforce the knowledge obtained from the field trip.

Every month a regular test and a surprise test is taken for assessment and feedback of the child's academic progress. There are two terms in one academic session. A term exam is taken at the end of the first term, i.e. in October, and the final exam is taken at the end of the session, i.e. in April/May.

Cambridge Primary curriculum framework for each subject – English, English as a second language, Mathematics and Science – providing a clear teaching structure.

English

Cambridge Primary English enables learners to communicate confidently and effectively and to develop the critical skills to respond to a range of information, media and texts with understanding and enjoyment. Learners who follow this curriculum framework will develop a first language competency in English based on a curriculum designed to be successful in any culture and to promote cross-cultural understanding.

English as a second language

This curriculum develops learners’ speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in English. It has been developed in conjunction with Cambridge English Language Assessment and is based on the Council of Europe’s Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), used across the world to map learners’ progress in English.

Mathematics

The mathematics curriculum framework explores five content areas: number, geometry, measure, handling data and problem solving. This curriculum focuses on principles, patterns, systems, functions and relationships so that learners can apply their mathematical knowledge and develop a holistic understanding of the subject.

Science

This curriculum framework covers four content areas: scientific enquiry, biology, chemistry and physics. Scientific enquiry is about considering ideas, evaluating evidence, planning, investigating, recording and analysing data. Environmental awareness and some history of science are also part of the curriculum.