The School Curriculum

Extending the curriculum at Ambrosoli

Learning at Ambrosoli International School

At Ambrosoli, the curriculum is based on a combination of the National Curriculum of England and the International Primary Curriculum (IPC). These two curricula have been chosen as it allows us to ensure our mission and vision are being met: by providing engagement and challenge using creative and inspiring methods in a global setting.

Whenever possible, English and Maths are linked to the IPC unit in meaningful ways which encourage the children to make connections in their learning. Those subjects taken by Specialists- Art, Music, French, Computing, P.E. and Swimming – use IPC units when relevant. The Specialist teachers also follow the National Curriculum of England to enable the constant building of skills and knowledge. Read More

Early Years

Sunflower Class

Sunflower Class is where the youngest children (3-4 year olds) in Ambrosoli grow, learn and develop. We share a large and well resourced free play space where the children have access to a wide range of exciting play opportunities. We are really lucky at Ambrosoli to be able to have specialist teachers too, and therefore our days are busy and fun filled at all times.

A normal day in Sunflowers will see the children exploring new spaces, cooking up something lovely for their snack, engaging in discussion in circle time, being outdoors, discovering new games, jumping into the splash pool, getting messy in the art room, creating new imaginative ideas in the role play or small world areas, engaging in computing and technology, building, problem solving and generally having lots of fun (and that’s just a normal day)! Read More

 

Primary

The Curriculum

English: At Ambrosoli the children’s listening, speaking, reading and writing is developed for a wide range of purposes. Through a strong and cohesive curriculum children are encouraged to express themselves creatively and imaginatively as they become enthusiastic and critical readers of stories, poetry and drama, as well as of nonfiction and media texts.

The National Curriculum for England is used as the core of our English programme. To deliver this we use Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar alongside additional literacy and phonic resources as well as Big Writing and guided reading sessions.

Maths:  The National Curriculum for England outlines the key skills and objectives for each year group, increasing in depth and difficulty as children progress through the school. Read More

Specialist

Art:  Art lessons at Ambrosoli are an exciting opportunity for children to discover a variety of creative possibilities such as painting, drawing, collage, creating three-dimensional art and much more. The art lessons are often linked to the IPC units being studied.  The children are taught to express themselves freely knowing that their work will be valued for its individuality and creativity.

Music:  Music is a fun session where the children learn how to play instruments, sing a variety of songs and listen to music from different eras and countries. Children compose music, accompany songs and learn how music can affect us.

There are many special opportunities to celebrate music including class assemblies, key stage performances, the annual talent show and the International Schools’ music festival each year. Read More

“ Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”