Primary School

Year 1 to Year 4 (Ages 5–8)

As our children transition from Foundation Stage to the Primary School, we will introduce greater structure and formality to their school day.

Our Subject Specialists, as well as their Class Teacher, will stretch your child’s thinking, developing their abilities to observe, question and engage in investigative work across all curriculum areas.

As your child learns to make decisions and seeks greater independence in their learning, we will continue to stretch the range of challenges that they are exposed to. They will be encouraged to explore key topics across the subject areas, building their depth of understanding. Our contextual teaching style will enable our students to connect their learning to the real world, making learning come alive and ensuring that the skills that they have gained are not forgotten in the months and years ahead.

Language proficiency is a priority at Hartland. As part of an international community, we see the learning of languages as a core deliverable.  Whether that be in our commitment to the learning of Arabic or our offer of Mandarin, French, Spanish and German from Year 2, we will ensure that every child leaves Hartland with an improved fluency and an access unparrelled in any primary school setting across the world.

Through a strong programme of Performing Arts, your child will continue to develop their imagination and express themselves confidently and creatively. We encourage all of our students to be involved in school performances, both individually and as part of a group. These provide your child with opportunities to build social skills and their confidence whilst learning to work collaboratively to deliver success but also emphasises our belief in the importance of the Performing Arts in celebrating and developing creativity.

The Hartland Enrichment Programme is carefully designed to offer a wide range of choices including academic, creative and sporting options. We aim to ignite new passions as well as extending existing interests and building skills to support future success.

From Year 2, there is extensive specialist teacher provision which is a unique feature of the curriculum construct.  This includes specialist lessons in Music, Art, Design Technology, Computer Science and Languages.  Specialist Maths and English provision is also made through class setting and intervention for those with learning challenges and those who are especially gifted in these areas.

Year 5 and Year 6 (Ages 9-10)

During the upper years of our Primary School, your child will continue to be encouraged and challenged within a more rigorous academic framework. In addition to the specialist classes already provided, we now introduce Drama as a discrete and specialist subject as well as Humanities to compliment the International Primary Curriculum. Our aim is to connect thoughts and learning to the real world in which our children live.

Each child will become part of a class group where they will be encouraged to become increasingly capable of organising their own learning, understanding their goals and knowing when to ask for more help or guidance. Our students will be able to identify their learning strengths, identify areas for growth and develop successful strategies to achieve their goals, both academic and personal.

As a result of this personalised approach to learning, we hope that our students will be confident in facing future challenges with determination and enthusiasm. They will demonstrate a commitment to contributing to their community as a global citizen and their role as leaders within it. As they prepare to enter into the Secondary School, they will have developed the skill set, attitudes and knowledge to transition from their role as learners to leaders and will be eager and confident to use them.