Australia Pacific International School
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Primary School

(Curriculum approved by the Ministry of Education and Youth Sports)

General Knowledge

Grade 1-6

The API-School curriculum for science aims to ensure all pupils:

  • develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics
  • develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through practical activity
  • are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand its uses and implications today and for the future.

The API-School curriculum for Mathematics aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils have conceptual understanding and are able to recall and apply their knowledge rapidly and accurately to problems
  • reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, with justification or proof using mathematical language
  • can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions

Pupils are encouraged to apply their mathematical knowledge to all other areas of the curriculum.

The API-School curriculum for English:

The APIS’s over-arching aim for English is to promote high standards of literacy by equipping pupils with a strong command of the written and spoken word, and to develop a love of literature through widespread reading for pleasure and information.  Our curriculum for English aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • read easily, fluently and with good understanding
  • develop the habit of reading widely and often, for both pleasure and information
  • acquire a wide vocabulary, an understanding of grammar and knowledge of linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language
  • write clearly, accurately and coherently
  • explain clearly their understanding and ideas