In the Primary Stage we continue to adhere firmly to the ethos of holistic education, while giving pupils a more structured and traditional teaching environment. In addition, we encourage learning through self-discovery and trial and error, group discussion and creativity, which are a central focus of our courses.
We offer a wide range of extra-curricular enrichment courses, enabling pupils to develop their potential in academic study, the arts, sports and social activities, thereby helping them to lay a solid foundation for future study and life. Our courses include Chinese, English, Maths, Science, Global Issues, Chinese Literature, Computer Science, Music, Arts, PE, Moral Education and Individual Health and Safety.
Our pupils will naturally not only master Chinese and gain a great appreciation for Chinese culture, but will also master English and appreciate different cultures, thereby broadening their horizons, inspiring them to approach the world with a truly global perspective and to develop key skills and knowledge for their future lives. Our students will be assessed on a regular basis, including assessments of their social skills, awareness of health issues and their psychological and academic development. One of the core assessments is focussed on their English language competence, including their skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing.
Wycombe Abbey School Hangzhou will be a bilingual environment, embracing project-based learning, the development of good reading habits, interactive classrooms and inspirational teaching to promote lively learning, as well as other methods to promote the rich content of the blended Chinese and English curriculum. The school will strive to enable every child to become a life-long learner. In addition, the school will educate children to have a solid grasp of the academic knowledge they need to be well prepared for entry into senior school.
The educational growth of a primary pupil begins with good reading habits. For this reason, Wycombe Abbey School Hangzhou arranges one reading class every day for Primary School pupils. There are two Chinese reading classes every week and two English reading classes. Every day, teaching will end with story time.
In the Primary School, reliance will be based on cross-disciplinary teaching. Teachers will use this pedagogical method to stimulate pupils' creativity, a desire to understand the world around them, improve their problem-solving and mathematic ability, as well as develop communication, language and literacy skills.
Pupils are regularly assessed on their social, emotional and academic development, with the key factor being their ability in all areas of English – reading, writing, speaking and listening. Pupils will have the opportunity to enjoy a wide range of extra-curricular activities in beautiful countryside.