Curriculum Early Years Key Stage 1 and 2
At King Solomon we aim 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.
A curriculum driven by our vision
In line with the vision of the school, there are three main strands to the curriculum.
The Main Curriculum
In the early years of their Primary Phase, students focus on phonics (Letter and Sounds), spoken language, reading and writing and numeracy
In year 1-6 students are taught a broad and balanced curriculum and this is based on the national curriculum, which includes: English, Maths, Science, Modern Foreign Languages, Computing, Geography, History, Citizenship, Art and Design, Physical Education, Design and Technology. In addition, at King Solomon, our students also study Religion Education (RE). Our RE syllabus follows the Birmingham agreed RE syllabus.
Students are prepared throughout the curriculum to develop an international mindset and good character.
To find out more about the curriculum please contact the Head of Primary, Mrs Kent.
The International Business and Enterprise
International business is the specialism of the school. This thread, woven into the curriculum throughout the school, seeks to develop student’s attitudes, skills and understanding of enterprise, the wealth creation process, international trade and the challenges and opportunities that result from globalisation and the emergence of new trading blocs. 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.
The international business thread of the curriculum is being developed in partnership with international business companies. This will significantly bring added value to the school’s curriculum and enrichment offer through their specialist input, international business curriculum, business mentorship, work placements and internships in the UK and abroad.
The Character Development
The character development thread, embodied in the Christian ethos of the school, seeks to develop pupils' moral, civic, performance and intellectual character virtues to enable them to become outstanding citizens and to make a positive contribution to the moral and social fabric of their society. Our character development framework is based on the 9 character virtues associated with the Biblical Fruit of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, trustworthiness, gentleness, and self-control.
The Student Council nominates a charity to support annually and organises events to raise funds. Our children are encouraged to take part in charity giving. Christian Aid week, for example, is promoted and supported throughout the school.
SEND and Learning Support
To effectively meet the needs of all pupils so that every child is able to be able to fulfil their potential, including those with special educational needs and the gifted and talented, the school has developed a dedicated Learning Support Department. The department provides a range of interventions to meet the specific needs of pupils, some of which are provided in class, others are outside the classroom in designated learning areas.
Please contact Mrs Bhalsod (SENCO) for further details on 0121 357 1905
To view our SEND Information Report
All children and young people are entitled to an appropriate education, one that is appropriate to their needs, promotes high standards and the fulfilment of potential.
This should enable them to:
- achieve their best
- become confident individuals living fulfilling lives, and
- make a successful transition into adulthood, whether into employment, further, higher education, or training.
King Solomon International Business School aims to provide high quality teaching and learning which enables all pupils to gain access to a broad, balanced and appropriately differentiated curriculum. Teachers are responsible and accountable for the progress and development of the pupils in their class, including where pupils access support from a teaching assistant or specialist staff.
Homework is compulsory at the school; it is seen as one of the additional but key methods in which pupil achievement can be raised. The importance and benefit of completing homework will be instilled in our students at the outset of joining King Solomon in order that independent home study becomes routine. The use of digital technologies and our Virtual Learning Platform will be encouraged. Our home learning tasks are set on ClassDojo. Please see our ClassDojo information page to learn more.
Examination and Assessment Results: School performance
All schools are required to provide the most recent results for the school and a link to the DfE performance tables. However, as a relatively new school, we do not as yet have this data. As soon as we have results to share with parents and the community we will include them here. We do however have our Early Year Foundation Stage and our Year 1 Phonics results which is provided below.
Early Year Foundation Stage
In Early Years Foundation Stage children are assessed against 17 goals and at the end of the year they gain judgements emerging (still some skills to acquire) expected (at the level) exceeded (above the level).
All children are expected to get to the required levels in Communication and Language, Physical Development, Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Reading, Writing and Mathematics (12 goals) in total. This is classified nationally as a Good Level of Development.