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LOWER SCHOOL

Inspiring a Love for Learning

Located at the Old Fort Bay campus, Windsor School’s Lower School is focused on inspiring young students with an introductory education. The enriching Lower School curriculum provides a high-quality education with a focus on instilling a love for learning in students. To that end, our Lower School teachers are enthusiastic and passionate, and deliver the curriculum in an engaging way for young students. The Lower School curriculum begins with the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and is followed by the Cambridge International Primary curriculum, which begins in Year 1.

Curriculum

Pre-Reception

At Windsor, we believe that a happy, secure, and encouraging environment allows children to freely develop their skills and naturally flourish. For ages 3-4, Windsor and the EYFS curriculum focus on “purposeful play” and adult-led learning opportunities. Windsor encourages thinking, creating and talking, as well as exploring, experimenting and questioning. In this way, children are inspired to become independent learners while building self-esteem and confidence.

Primary Learning Foundation

Literacy

Divided into six stages, the Cambridge Primary English framework covers knowledge, skills, and understanding in the three strands: reading, writing, and speaking and listening. We are committed to promoting a love of reading amongst our learners from an early age. Building upon our comprehensive phonics and early reading program in Pre-Reception and Reception, reading is built into every school day from Year 1 upwards.

Numeracy

Starting from Year 1, we build on the solid numeracy foundations laid by the EYFS curriculum. Daily activities to help strengthen students’ understanding are incorporated into numeracy lessons. The Cambridge Primary Mathematics curriculum is presented in five content areas: number, geometry, measure, handling data, and problem solving.

Science

The Cambridge Primary Science curriculum is presented in four content areas: scientific enquiry, biology, chemistry, and physics. The scientific enquiry objectives underpin biology, chemistry, and physics, which are focused on developing confidence and interest in scientific knowledge. Environmental awareness and some history of science are also incorporated.

Humanities

Windsor aims to create global citizens so we place a strong emphasis on the study of humanities – academic disciplines that study human culture. By studying the three main subject areas of geography, history and Bahamian social studies, our students grow to understand where we have been to help envision where we are going. Through the study of humanities, our students use critical thinking to make connections as to why things are the way they are while developing a solid foundation for innovation.

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