Foundation Classes 1 & 2

The CIS Early Years programme of study linked to the English National Curriculum. Developed especially to meet the needs of our talented, multi-lingual, international student body, it supports the achievement and successes of all children in the school. It is adapted to our international environment designed to foster the development of the whole child, by teaching and learning across multiple academic subjects. It emphasises learning through active inquiry and aims to develop internationally minded students who exhibit the attributes of our Covenant School Values.

Thematic High Interest Learning

Within each year group, children study thematically. Engaging children in areas of interest we call "Topics of Enquiry" allows us to carefully weave subject strands and objectives together to create immersive and interconnected units of learning. Curriculum areas include Literacy, Mathematics, Korean, Myanmar, Computing, Science, History, Physical Education, Geography, Music, Drama, Citizenship, Art, Design and Technology. Four units are studied during each academic year.

The Development Pathway


Ages 3-5

PAIS Foundation 1 & 2 education offers children one year of non-compulsory education. Children learn at their own pace through a breadth of learning experiences and challenging play activities in a stimulating environment.


Keystage 1

Ages 5-6+

Years 1 and 2 make up KeyStage 1. Children build on the learning experiences that they bring to school from home and/or pre-school. They learn through well-planned, challenging play that develops their interests, curiosity and creativity.


Keystage 2

Ages 7-10+

Key Stage 2 builds on Key Stage 1 experiences.

As children progress through these stages, they move from informal to more formal learning.