P5 Programme

Entry age:   10 years old by 31 August

Class Timetable:   8:20 to 15:30

Breaks:   30 minutes in the morning, 1 hour at lunch time

We structure the curriculum to inspire, motivate and challenge students by linking learning to the world around them. The curriculum is structured around major areas of knowledge.

All subjects are taught through holistic themes that allow students to explore various aspects of a topic just as they would in normal life. Please see below for examples of themes that might be used in P5 classes.

Subjects taught discretely are physical education, maths, and the more technical aspects of the English and French language programmes.

When the school day is over, children may stay at school to participate in a host of extra-curricular activities with their friends, or to do their homework. After club pick-up time is 17:00.

Children availing of the twilight service should be picked up by 18:00 at the latest.

Examples of themes used in P5

“That’s Life Episode 2” builds on Episode 1 from the P4 programme. This science-focused theme looks at life cycles, reproduction, and classification. Again, the theme culminates in the production of a short documentary.

“Music, Lights, Action!” builds on previous science-based learning about light and electricity, providing pupils with the opportunity to apply prior knowledge and understanding.

“In Your Element” is a geography-based theme that takes in the elements of earth, air, fire, and water. It also introduces additional knowledge of rocks and soils. Pupils learn about natural disasters such as earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis, and tornados.