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Primary School

In Years 1 to 6, students in the primary section of Mount Kelly Hong Kong receive a holistic British education following a topic-based and cross-curricular teaching approach following the English National Curriculum.

During the primary years, pupils are encouraged to be inquisitive, question learning and grow a love for learning. Lessons are tailor-made, focusing on the needs of every child in an engaging environment. Primary school students are placed in small class groups receiving a personalised learning where teachers ensure all of them reach their true potential and encourage them to go beyond expectations.

At Mount Kelly Hong Kong, our classes have a maximum of 15 students per class with one class teacher and one teaching assistant.

TOPIC BASED AND CROSS CURRICULAR TEACHING

In the Primary years, teachers introduce a different topic every half term. Lessons from all subjects are linked together, allowing students to meet the expectations set by the English National Curriculum. This approach enables teachers to provide engaging lessons where children actively participate and enjoy their learning.

Mount Kelly students visiting Hong KongStudents in a maths lesson

SPECIALIST LESSONS

Primary School pupils have one class teacher and one teaching assistant in their classroom. This teacher will teach all core subjects, including English, Phonics, Maths, Science, History and PSHE (Personal, Social, Health, and Economics).

Specialist subjects include Chinese, French, Spanish, PE, Music and Arts and are conducted by specialist teachers who work with the class teachers to integrate the curriculum and ensure specialist subjects are also part of the topic approach.

ENGLISH READING

Reading has a significant role in our primary school. All of our students are encouraged to take part in daily reading at school and at home to improve their reading comprehension. Children take part in a reading scheme split into levels, with level 16 being the highest. Every month, students who read the most are elected the Reading King or Queen in order to encourage a love for reading.

Primary school students reading in the libraryPrimary school students practicing outdoors sports activities

ENGLISH AS AN ADDITIONAL LANGUAGE (EAL)

LOWER PRIMARY SCHOOL (YEARS 1 – 4)

In Years 1 to 4, all primary students are placed together irrespective of their English level. Younger children are able to learn new languages with ease, and the vocabulary used is accessible for all students. Teachers and Teaching Assistants can detect where each child might struggle with the English language, assisting them when needed.

UPPER PRIMARY SCHOOL (YEARS 5 – 6)

In Years 5 and 6, primary students who require EAL lessons receive separate English lessons where they can improve their level of English. They access the rest of the curriculum together with the rest of their year group.