The English International School, Moscow West curriculum is based on the English National Curriculum enhanced to meet the needs of the expatriate population.
Essentially this means that in addition to the core curriculum, there is an opportunity for pupils to study Russian. Expatriate students are introduced to the Russian language and fluent Russian speakers can maintain familiarity with their native language. All pupils learn about the culture, history and geography of Russia.
The English National Curriculum is a set of subjects and standards used by schools in England and by British style international schools. It covers what subjects are taught and the standards children should reach in each subject.
We make our teaching a child-centred process, whereby the learning is tailored to each individual so that they can achieve outstanding resultsNicola Hemingway, Principal
Early Years Foundation Stage
3 - 5 years
At the Early Years Foundation Stage, there are seven areas of learning and development. All areas are important and inter-connected and are crucial for igniting children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, and for building their capacity to learn, form relationships and thrive.
There are seven areas of learning and development. All areas are important and inter-connected and are crucial for igniting children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, and for building their capacity to learn, form relationships and thrive.
The seven areas are:
- Communication and language
Children are given opportunities to experience a rich language environment; to develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselves; and to speak and listen in a range of situations.
- Physical development
Young children are provided with opportunities to be active and interactive; and to develop their co-ordination, control, and movement. Children are also helped to understand the importance of physical activity, and to make healthy choices in relation to food.
- Personal, social and emotional development
Children develop a positive sense of themselves, and others; form positive relationships and develop respect for others; develop social skills and learn how to manage their feelings; understand appropriate behaviour in groups; and have confidence in their own abilities.
Children link sounds and letters and begin to read and write. Children are given access to a wide range of reading materials (books, poems, and other written materials) to ignite their interest.
Children develop and improve their skills in counting, understanding and using numbers, calculating simple addition and subtraction problems; and describe shapes, spaces, and measures.
- Understanding the world
Children learn to make sense of their physical world and their community through opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment.
- Expressive arts and design
Children explore and play with a wide range of media and materials, as well as sharing their thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of activities in art, music, movement, dance, role-play, and design and technology.
Primary - Key Stages 1 and 2
5 - 11 years
The English National Curriculum is organised into blocks of years called ‘Key Stages’ (KS). Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 are referred to as Primary Education. Throughout their years of Primary Education at EIS Moscow East, your child’s teacher will assess performance to measure your child’s progress.
Levels of attainment – measuring progress
For each subject there is a ‘programme of study’. It describes what children should learn. Each subject has ‘attainment targets’ - usually split into 8 levels for each subject. Parents receive two written reports during the academic year, telling you the level your child has attained. The first is a Progress Report, which is issued at the end of the first term. At this point you will be given a Level of Attainment for Reading, Writing and Mathematics, as well as progress and effort grades for each subject.
The End of Year Report will give parents an update on Levels of Attainment, progress and effort along with a comprehensive narrative for each subject.lude
By the end of Key Stage 1, children are expected to achieve level 2.
By the end of Key Stage 2, children are expected to achieve level 4.
The curriculum content for each subject is issued to parents at the start of each term. Key Stage 1 & Key Stage 2 subjects including:
- Art and Design
- Physical Education (PE)
- Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
ICT is integrated into other areas of the curriculum, as technology is used to enhance learning as well as a research facility. Personal Social and Health Education is also integrated within the other areas of the curriculum