Welcome to GIS Primary School, at GIS we inspire our students to grow and develop through engaging and meaningful learning. Nurturing each child to fulfill their potential, we foster curiosity and questioning which is the basis for independent lifelong learning. The Student Vision is at the heart of our school, and these key skills and attributes leads to the development of effective global citizens who can make a positive difference in the World.
Learning takes place in a dynamic environment with a wide range of activities where students are motivated to seek improvement academically, socially and personally. We offer opportunities in sports, visual and performing arts, community service and outdoor education, so children can follow existing passions or try new and challenging things.
GIS is a Primary Science Quality Mark (PSQM) award recipient. The Primary Science Quality Mark is led by the University of Hertfordshire School of Education in partnership with the Primary Science Teaching Trust. It is supported by the Royal Society for Chemistry, the Ogden Trust and the Association for Science Education.
If you want more information about our curriculum, please check our Teaching & Learning page.
We welcome you to our school and the GIS Community.
Head of Primary
We recognise that each child has a unique set of attributes and abilities. We aim to encourage them to be inquisitive, informed and independent students; who will be inspired to contribute to their community, become effective communicators and develop resilience as individuals. We aim to ensure solid foundations are laid for your child’s future success.
KEY STAGE 1
The first key stage welcomes children from the EYC into the Primary School and encourages each child to continue their development and maintain the fun, active approach to learning. Information Communication Technology (ICT) is central to the learning process, and it is used extensively across all areas of the curriculum. Classroom-based learning along with a broad co-curricular programme and education outside the classroom ensure we provide a holistic education for your child.
The majority of learning takes place in the nurturing environment of the classroom facilitated by the classroom teacher and assistant teachers. Specialist teachers support the teaching of Music, Physical Education and World Languages. Bahasa Malaysia, the national language helps each child develop their cultural understanding of Malaysia and allows them to converse in the language, whilst Mandarin lessons help children develop the skills and passion to learn an additional language.
Using the National Curriculum objectives in England we plan and teach stimulating and inspiring cross-curricular Enquiry units of work building on the children’s interests and developing knowledge, skills and understanding in Science, History, Geography, Art, Design and Technology and Positive Education.
GIS utilises both the classroom and education opportunities outside the classroom to provide a programme that develops World Changers. At GIS we believe that our responsibility goes beyond producing outstanding academic results. We are fully committed to providing a holistic, well-balanced education as outlined in the Student Vision.
KEY STAGE 2
This stage builds upon the foundations laid in the Early Years and Key Stage 1, preparing children for the next phase of their education. Literacy is taught daily with a strong emphasis on the development of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. The development of practical, mental and applied mathematics is achieved through our numeracy lessons.
In Years 5 and 6, French and Spanish are added to the World Languages programme, as well as the option to continue studying Malay and Mandarin. Homework is provided throughout the school, and is aimed at consolidating skills taught at school and encouraging parents to play an active role in their children’s education. Children’s progress is assessed throughout Key Stages 1 and 2 against standards from the United Kingdom ensuring we have a very good understanding of their ongoing progress, individual abilities and to ensure their future needs are met.
World Languages Structure – GIS Primary School
At GIS, we bring out the best in everyone, both inside and outside of the classroom through our unique learning culture where we pursue our passions and strive for excellence; all in the spirit of respect, integrity and well being. Speak with us today to start your learning journey with GIS.