Our Curriculum Overview
A Commitment to Excellence
The education of all students is pivotal to ensure the future of any society. The academic status of the school is guided by a very compact curriculum, which places focus on five main subject areas. These are Math, English, Social Studies, Science and Health & Wellness. The integration of these core subjects, aid in building the foundation, as the Charlestown Primary School organisation works at molding and preparing their students for life.
In addition, these four subjects are inter- related, thus students are able to transfer learning and reinforce concepts by exploring them from various angles.
The Charlestown Primary School aims at offering all our students a broad and balanced curriculum that provides rewarding and stimulating activities to prepare them for the best social and cultural life.
Whether it is our books or hands-on training, we make sure each student gets personal attention to cope with, and flourish in every subject for better scores and a brighter future.
What is Language Arts? It is an integral part of our daily and on going development. The curriculum includes various sub- topics such as reading, comprehension, composition, handwriting, spelling, vocabulary building, listening, speaking, grammar and storytelling.
Here at the Charlestown Primary School, Language Arts is taught on a daily basis. We firmly believe in teaching students to read, write, speak, ask questions and respond in kind. The formal, verbal and non verbal information, students are exposed to within this core subject area, help them to think logically and creatively, and express their ideas in a standard form (both at a national and international accepted level).
Whatever one does in life, mathematics is involved to some extent. There are many skills that need to be taught in order for children to function comfortably in such a mathematically inclined society. Hence, the Charlestown Primary School views mathematics as fundamental in a child’s educational journey. Mathematics is the foundation for success in a variety of content areas during a child’s educational experience.
Some of the skills we teach at this institution are number concepts and operations, geometry, problem solving, time, money, statistics, probability and data analysis. Students are also exposed to reasoning skills at the routine and none- routine levels, all of which plays a vital role in helping students to formulate, critically analyze, and solve a variety of problems. These skills promote a sense of independence in helping students to use various forms of mathematical communication to accurately receive, process, and deliver information from a science and technological prospect.
How and where one lives is vital to the maintenance of one’s present in order to steer him or her into the future.
Social Studies educate our students about their rich history. It teaches ways of socializing and exposes them to skills that enable them to better conceptualize the world from a natural, man- made, social, geographical and historical prospect. The curriculum is designed to expose students to key social concepts. It takes them from home to around the world via the globe, atlases, technological apparatus and the news locally, regionally and internationally.
The school’s curriculum is compiled of topics such as, where we came from, our economy, the environment, groupings of islands and continents that make up the world, the oceans around us, key map skills, our federation (St. Kitts and Nevis), what is a government and how it operates and social education.
Knowledge, attitude and skills have played a major role in shaping a child’s social life. Social Studies from this viewpoint has proven to be crucial, as it tailors students to become active and responsible citizens, who will maintain the democratic values upon which the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis was established.
All students love and enjoy the discovery of new concepts. They are excited about the idea of doing practicals and experiments. Students learn and discover new things in their homes and anticipate making and doing projects such as, electricity experiments, discovering how objects melt and solidify, planting a seed and watching it grow etc.
There is always something to discover in science, hence the students delve into this subject because of the thrill they get from just working with their hands. Science at the Charlestown Primary School involves lots of hands on projects and activities.
In Science they learn about natural disasters, the earth and atmosphere, the human body systems, plant and animal life, different forms of energy, making educational guesses, hypotheses, predictions and much more. All these areas help students to better understand how the world around them works and how animal and plant life are designed and function.