At King Solomon International Business School our aim is to provide all students with a broad, balanced and innovative curriculum which ensures a robust focus on gaining strong skills in literacy and numeracy as building blocks for future learning and progress.
There are two Reception classes with 30 children in each class.
In the early years of their Primary School students will focus on phonics (Sound Discovery), spoken language, reading and writing and numeracy.
There are 3 strands to the Year 1-6 curriculum at King Solomon:
Strand 1 is the main curriculum. In this strand children will follow the National Curriculum, and hence will be taught:
- Modern Foreign language
- Art and Design
- Physical Education
- Design and Technology
At King Solomon, however, the National Curriculum will be tailored to embed the 10 aspirational qualities of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Learner Profile in readiness for when students transfer to the International Baccalaureate programme in the Sixth Form.
Strand 2: the Solomon Programme
This strand embodies the Christian ethos of the school, includes Religious Education (RE). Our RE syllabus follows the Birmingham agreed RE syllabus, with an emphasis on Christianity and Christian Service in Action. Christian Service in Action involves students developing and working on community based projects in their locality, in the UK, or abroad. The practical aspects of this subject will be carried out during holiday periods. Students will also be expected to contribute to charitable giving. The student council will nominate a charity to support each year and organise events to raise money. Christian Aid week will be promoted and supported throughout the school.
Strand 3: International Business and Enterprise specialism
The Young Enterprise Primary Programme takes students on an inspiring journey of exploration through the world of work, financial capability and enterprise. At each stage, students work directly with specially trained Young Enterprise business volunteers from the local community who raise aspirations, develop key skills and open their eyes to the exciting world of enterprise. Throughout the enterprise curriculum, students will develop enterprising skills, attitudes and behaviours including: Communication and presentation skills, Creative thinking and problem solving, Confidence and a can-do attitude, Planning and decision making, Teamwork and leadership, Setting goals and time management and Managing risk and responding to change. There are 6 modules (all of 5-6 hours duration) all of which build up progressively to enterprise in the international arena, i.e. Ourselves (ages 4-7), Our Families (ages 5-8), Our Community (ages 6-9), Our City (ages 7-10), Our Nation (ages 8-11), and Our World (ages 9-12).
The international business aspect the curriculum is being developed in partnership with international business companies as this will significantly enrich the school’s offerings through their specialist input international business curriculum, business mentorship support, work placements and internships in the UK and abroad. Our International Business Hierarchy of Learning diagram below provides a snapshot of how a student’s knowledge in international business and enterprise will progress through their life at the school.
To find out more about the curriculum please contact Head of Primary, Abimbola Oyede.