The “Progress in Maths” (G.L. Assessment National Foundation for Educational Research), administered in the Summer term, and half-termly Abacus Assessments provide ongoing assessment in Mathematics for our 4-10 year olds.
These assessments shed light on aspects of understanding and use of specific mathematical skills and concepts. Namely knowing facts, using concepts, solving routine problems and reasoning.
The “Schonell” standardised assessments provide ongoing assessment in reading and spelling for our 5-10 year olds. From these results, each individual’s reading and spelling age are attained. This is an English assessment designed for children with English as their first language. These assessments are administered in the Autumn and Spring terms.
In the event of a child showing any difficulties in either reading or spelling (English as a foreign language) the school has a comprehensive support programme.
The information from both the Mathematics and Literacy assessments are used to enhance planning; highlighting both strengths and weaknesses. The results of both these assessments are reported on to parents.
Throughout the year, Class Teachers carry out end of topic check-ups which indicate the general progress of children for overall teacher assessment and reporting.
Children are introduced to the use of computers from the outset, starting in the Foundation class. Each classroom is equipped with a multimedia P.C. which supports the children in their day-to-day learning.
Wireless internet is available throughout the school. The school uses a vast variety of software for literacy and mathematics. The children also use the internet for research and support websites.
It is very important for all children to study Spanish.
All children follow the Spanish curriculum (Educación Primaria) and are are taught a minimum of 45 minutes each day.
This enables our pupils to have the choice to continue their education in Spanish schools once they move on from Calpe International School.
They are taught to the same academic standard in Calpe School as their counterparts in Spanish schools.
Music, Drama and Assemblies
All students participate in these events to develop their artistic abilities and contribute to exhibitions, concerts and school plays. All age groups have the opportunity to work with the music teacher and learn to sing songs to the accompaniment of the school piano and other musical instruments.
The school has a specific music scheme that it follows. Calpe School produces our own Christmas Performance and Summer Concert which is performed in front of all parents.
Assemblies are held regularly and each class take turns at holding the assemblies. This encourages the children to speak in front of others. All these activities encourage and develop self confidence.
Children participate in physical education, during which they learn a variety of different skills e.g. football, hockey, basketball as well as balancing and hand-to-eye coordination.
In addition, children are allocated to one of four different teams for Sports Day, which is held on the beach, in front of the school in June. The house with the most points is presented with the School Sports Cup and all participating children are given a medal.
Assessment is an important part of measuring children’s progress and their abilities so that the school can make sure the children are learning and all areas of strengths and weaknesses can be addressed.
The two main areas that are assessed are Mathematics and Literacy. The school has standardised testing from United Kingdom for these two areas.
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