Students of BICC will study a full term in London as part of the academic program. Education is knowledge, experience, self-confidence and exposure.. and you will have it all at BICC!
Year 1 and 2 students are little boys and girls, aged from 5 to 7 years of age. They bounce with energy and purpose and their eyes are full of fun. The atmosphere in our award winning sustainable building can be electric. However, there are also times when one might wonder where all 150 students are; it is so quiet in the classrooms, or during Assembly. The students are drawn to be polite, and expectations with regard to kindness and empathy for others are high. Recognition and rewards for effort, achievement and behaviour are plentiful. Primary children learn to switch emphasis and focus with ease; they work and they play. They will settle quickly to learning tasks and they begin to enjoy the challenge of improving their phonic blending, spelling, reading, writing and handwriting, time's tables and number bonds.
As in Early Years, the specialist teaching of Music, Drama and PE brings an extra dimension to pupil learning. The students will be introduced to instrumental music through piano or violin, mini-drama productions are frequent and PE sees fun competition coming to the fore through team games, gymnastics and athletics (running and jumping!). In addition, there will be specialist teaching in ICT, swimming, in our 25 metre pool, and in ‘starter’ French.
The library and the ICT suite are the centres of research and independent learning, even at this remarkably young age. The timetable is designed to provide great opportunities to spend time with friends and to learn those all-important social skills. The Primary has its own garden where you will find the students planting bulbs, tending crops of vegetables and fruit or looking after the guinea pigs. The playground allows the students the space to kick a football, enjoy the sand and water trays, swing on the climbing frames or simply play with an abundance of space hoppers, construction toys and stilts. Picnic tables allow quiet spaces for board games and reading…and no one is excluded. You will see ‘buddies’ in fluorescent jackets helping boys who need introducing to others and their games. Clubs, which the students can choose to attend, include cookery, karate, swimming and chess; they further emphasise further the concept of independence and choice and the take-up is extraordinary. The primary department simply buzzes with energy..