Our curriculum is a blend of the Nigerian and the British curricula and it is designed to ensure that our pupils transit from mere knowledge acquisition to practical application of content learnt.
Our curriculum is a blend of Nigerian and British curricular and it is designed to ensure that our pupils transit from mere knowledge acquisition to practical application of content learnt.
The learning mode and processes we have developed will guarantee the development of independent and critical thinking of our pupils.
The school is divided into two (2) sections – The Early Year Foundations and the Primary Section.
In the Early Years Foundation, emphasis is placed on the six critical areas of learning which are:
- Personal, social and emotional development
- Communication, language and literacy
- Mathematical development
- Knowledge and understanding of the world
- Physical development
- Creative development
In the primary section, we seek to build on the solid foundation already laid in the Early Years Foundation. Some of the subjects our pupils offer include:
- Literacy – [ Including speaking and listening, Grammar, Spelling fluency, Composition and Literature studies]
- Numeracy – [ Including Mathematics, Computation, Space and measurement, Quantitative Reasoning, Statistics]
- Science – [ Basic Science, Agricultural Science]
- Social studies – [ Including Civic Education and Social Studies]
- Physical & Health Education
- Arabic language
- French Language
- Arts – [ Including visual and Creative arts]
- Design Technology
- Music – [Learning of basic musical instruments e.g. Keyboard, Drum set, Violin.]
- Religious studies
- Islamiyyah [Qur’an and Akhlaaq]
Being able to offer our pupils a wide range of diverse extra curricular activities is very important as it encourages them to become more independent, confident and successful members of the society. The activities enable them to learn new skills, improve existing skills and have the opportunity to mix socially with different children.
Some of our clubs are run by external providers and takes place after school.
We regularly change clubs to ensure many different interests are catered for. Please look out for new clubs and activities on our newsletter.
Over the last academic year the following clubs have taken place:
- Football Club
- Swimming Club
- French Club
- Music club
- Home Makers Club
- Young Technologist Club
- Sewing Club
- Press Club
- Drop Everything And Read: Building pupils’ Reading and Creative Writing stamina is one of our cultures. Pupils will have more time to read and collaborate on reading activities as a class period is dedicated to D.E.A.R. A D.E.A.R event is to be hosted yearly by the school where pupils from other schools may participate.
- Special Education Needs (SEN) Unit: We have instituted a Unit to cater for students who have special educational needs due to severe learning difficulties, physical disabilities or behavioural problems. The unit is specifically designed, staffed and resourced to provide appropriate special education for children with additional needs.
- School Farm: There’s a piece of arable land within the school premises that is being used for subsistence agriculture where our pupils cultivate food crops and involve in poultry (chicken, turkey) and livestock (rabbit) farming. Each class is given a portion to cultivate with a clear demarcation for easy identification and progress evaluation. Only class pupils are allowed to tend to their farms. Tending to the poultry and livestock is however a collective effort of the entire school.
- Positive Behaviour System (PBS): We introduced the Positive Behaviour System to recognize and promote good behaviour, rather than merely deter anti-social behaviour. We believe that focusing on strengths and merit-worthy actions is more beneficial than facilitating downward spirals of negativity. With this system, pupils earn points for exhibiting good behaviour which in turn attracts a reward as an individual and as a group (if the group has the highest number of member points).
- Leadership: This is a personal leadership programme which helps the children learn personal and practical skills to enable them to make better life choices. The Leader in Me is an approach to developing a culture of leadership in our schools and is based on The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People® by Stephen Covey. Developing a culture of leadership in our school is about helping children be leaders of their own lives, it helps them identify their own unique talents and abilities and encourages them to make a positive difference in the world.
- Quiz Drills: Learning to ask question, set question and answer question is one skill pupils develop and utilize at Reading Rainbow International School. Practice this at home as you prepare for resumption next term.
- Mind about Maths and Science: Young Scientist and Mathematicians will emerge amongst us by the time we are done with our curiosity and enquiry inspired practical based science activities. Foundational and Mental Maths drills are featured to inspire the love of maths in learners and enrich their reasoning and problem solving skills.