Students in Year 1 and 2 follow the National Curriculum for England and Wales in all subjects. Through the curriculum, a balanced programme is offered to these students early in their education. They are given the opportunity to develop positive attitudes to learning at the beginning of their schooling.
English and Mathematics have priority in terms of teaching time and are taught daily. In Science, History, Geography, Art and Design Technology, ICT, Physical Education (PE) and Music, children learn about the world in which they live as well as developing their own creativity and physical expression. A thematic approach is used to teach these subjects where they can be integrated.
All subjects are taught by class teachers except Physical Education, ICT and Music which are taught by specialist staff.
At BSU children also participate in Mongolian Language and Mongolian History lessons from year 1. These are taught by specialist Mongolian teachers.
Assessment of student’s progress is continuous through Teacher Assessment. Alongside this, teachers also do more formal assessments at the end of each term that they use to judge children against the expectations for their year group. This information is shared with parents through a written report sent at the end of each term.
Twice per year we invite parents to meet their child's class teachers to discuss their child's education, development and progress.