Classes

Classes

Marie International Primary School Curriculum areas include Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, Science and Technology, Social Studies and Physical Education, whilst encouraging participation in sports, arts and other extracurricular activities. Our school provides a nurturing and challenging environment that is student centric with regards to context and prepares them to be nurtured innovators and to grow into responsible adults. We firmly believe that learning is most impactful when it is; holistic, inquiry-based, democratic, challenging, safe and is rooted in universal values and ethics. The students will build on understanding of their world through study and interactions with teachers, peers and community in a different way than in a traditional classroom.

Each academic area is more defined and refined that allows the kids to delve into a deeper understanding of educational concepts. The following are the primary areas of academic studies:

Primary 1

Everything you do, you have to start at the beginning. The basic blocks aren’t meant to make you stumble, they are there to build you up. In Primary 1, students will learn how to write words with different letter combinations like silent ‘e’. They will learn how to read and write high frequency words that are used in everyday conversations. They will also learn how to write in complete sentences using correct capitalization and punctuation. They will gain confidence in their reading ability and be able to read first grade level books with accuracy. Students will also become capable of completing two-digit addition and subtraction problems on paper with ease. Primary 1 is designed to educate and encourage our students giving them the foundation they need to be successful in their school career.

Primary 2

Each learner has a potential which they can reach with proper guidance and opportunities. In Primary 2, the learners will gain knowledge in different areas such as English (Speaking, Reading, Writing, Listening), Science, Mathematics and Social Studies which will help them in real life situations. Our programs and activities are designed to continually keep their minds engaged and challenged by incorporating meaningful lessons that will enable them to gain life skills.

Primary 3

Your child has blissfully mastered the fundamentals in 1st and 2nd grade, and is now ready to thrive at the next level through 3rd grade. All the exciting particles on the next step await and it’s not just another school year, this grade is a very important time in your child’s education, it is educationally proven when students transition from what are often known as the “lower grades” to the “upper grades”. It is a crucial period in students’ learning as they become more independent and mature learners along with the moral support that the teachers are willing to provide. The earlier the children gets exposed to intuitive knowledge the faster they figure out how to equalize matters in their daily life after all.

The curriculum of Marie International School

Language Arts: English and Japanese

Our Language Arts Program is designed to foster our students' literacy. We aim to develop their comprehension and capacity of both oral and written skills. We make use of a variety of instructional materials that includes phonemic awareness, writing exercises, reading comprehension and oral recitation.

Mathematics

Our Mathematics Program strongly focuses on operations, fractions, problem solving, abstract concepts and applications. Students use hands-on materials to discover, memorize, and utilize concepts.

Science

Our Science Program offers an opportunity to increase their overall understanding of how and why things work which helps students to develop their minds as a young scientist. The lessons comprises extensive experiments to directly explore their natural world through observing and critical thinking. Our program also includes life science, physical science and earth and space science.

Physical Education

Our Physical Education program promotes physical competence, health-related fitness, self-responsibility and enjoyment of physical activity for all students so that they can be physically active for a lifetime. Games and activities are designed to improve muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, cardiovascular endurance and develop their motor skill.

Social Studies

Our Social Studies program enables the students to understand, participate in, and make informed decisions about their world. Our lesson content allows young learners to explain relationships with other people, to institutions, and to the environment, and equips them with knowledge and understanding of the past.

Age and Grade Placement

Admission to Kindergarten is generally based on whether the student was born before or after September 1st. Students who will have reached the age of three by September 1st of the year of entry will be admitted to Kindergarten. Students of an earlier age will be placed in Preschool. Please note that no exceptions can be made to these eligibility requirements.

Admission to Primary 1 is open to students who will have reached the age of 6 before September 1st of the year of entry. Applicants for Primary 1 entry who are expected to have graduated from another kindergarten in Japan may also apply for admission.

Entering Grade Age by September 1st
Primary 1 6
Primary 2 7
Primary 3 8
Primary 4 9
Primary 5 10
Primary 6 11

Time Schedule Primary 1

TIME MON TUE WED THU FRI
8:30-9:00 Prep Time Prep Time Prep Time Prep Time Prep Time
9:00-9:10 P.E Check
Homework
Morning
Meeting
Check
Homework
Morning
Meeting
9:10-9:20 P.E English
Foundations
P.E English
Foundations
P.E
9:20-10:05 P.E Language
Arts
P.E Language
Arts
P.E
10:05-10:20 Snack Time Snack Time Snack Time Snack Time Snack Time
10:20-10:30 Morning
Recess
Morning
Recess
Morning
Recess
Morning
Recess
Morning
Recess
10:30-11:15 Math Math Math Math Math
11:15-12:00 Language
Arts
Art Language
Arts
Art Language
Arts
12:00-12:25 Lunch Time Lunch Time Lunch Time Lunch Time Lunch Time
12:25-12:35 Cleaning
Time
Cleaning
Time
Cleaning
Time
Cleaning
Time
Cleaning
Time
12:35-12:55 Lunch
Recess
Lunch
Recess
Lunch
Recess
Lunch
Recess
Lunch
Recess
12:55-13:40 Japanese Social
Studies
Japanese Social
Studies
Japanese
13:45-14:30 Science Social
Studies
Science Social
Studies
Science
14:35-15:20 Science Japanese Science Japanese Science
15:20-15:30 Pack-up Pack-up Pack-up Pack-up Pack-up
15:30-16:00 Chess Club Ikebana Chess Club Calligraphy Chess Club
16:00-16:30 Chess Club Ikebana Chess Club Calligraphy Chess Club
16:30-17:00 Badminton Yoga Art Frisbee English
17:00-17:30 Badminton Yoga Art/
Gymnastics
Frisbee/
Gymnastics
English
17:30-18:00 Homework Homework Homework Homework Homework

After School Program

TIME: MON TUE WED THU FRI
15:30-16:30 Chess Club
Mr.Harper
Ikebana
Ms.Mariko
Chess Club
Mr.Harper
Calligraphy
Ms.Mariko
Chess Club
Mr.Harper
16:30-18:00 Badminton
Ms.Ruho/td>
Yoga
Ms.Oyabu
Art
Ms.Atuheire / Gymnastics
Mr.Ishihara
(Coach Yu)
Frisbee
Mr.Hill / Gymnastics
Mr.Ishihara
(Coach Yu)
English
Mr.Harper

Primary 1

Number
of
Lessons
Subject
8 English
8 Japanese
8 Math
6 Science
6 Social Education
4 ICT
2 Art
2 Drama
2 Music
2 Dance
2 PSPE
TOTAL 50
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