At Regent's we are passionate about ensuring each child gets the most out of their education as we strive to create a community of life-long learners. We recognise the importance of the Primary Years as the foundation of their education and believe their time of development and discovery should be inspiring and exciting.
The English National Curriculum is made up of the following academic Key Stages:
- Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2 for students aged 4-7 years old)
- Key Stage 2 (Years 3 - 6 for students aged 7-11 years old)
We divide the management of our school into Lower Primary Phase Year 1-3 and Upper Phase Year 4-6.
Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2)
Key Stage 1 at The Regent’s International School, Bangkok follows on from Early Years. This Key Stage is comprised of Year 1 and Year 2, which includes children between the ages of 5 and 7.
We aim to make sure your child is happy and excited to come to school and learn each day. Our welcoming family atmosphere creates an environment in which your child feels safe, secure, valued and cared for, which in turn promotes success and a love of learning.
We provide a rich curriculum, which takes the English National Curriculum and develops it into a curriculum that meets the needs of a multi- cultural student body in an international environment.
A broad and balanced curriculum will ensure your child has the opportunity of challenge and discovery within many areas of study including:
- Design Technology
- Physical Education
- Foreign Languages (Mandarin, Thai for Thais and Thai for non-Thais)
Our children experience two exciting trips, linked to the curriculum, per year. One of these trips is organised by the Thai department to allow for cultural enrichment.
This Key Stage is a critical period for language development in children, and we place great emphasis on your child’s English language progression. Daily literacy lessons focus on the foundations of listening, speaking, reading and writing. We use the Jolly Phonics programme to support this, which is loved by the children and produces excellent results. In addition to the daily Literacy Hour, there are also three guided reading sessions and grammar focus lessons. We also have a department specially designed for children who are new to English, which accelerates their language acquisition until they are ready to join the mainstream class full time.
We also strongly believe that the role of school goes beyond academic excellence, and through our membership and commitment to Round Square, we ensure your child develops international awareness, leadership skills, environmental awareness, a sense of adventure and a commitment to the service of others. Our end of year, Round Square Week is something our students look forward to all year.
We greatly value the Thai culture in which we live, and in addition to weekly Thai lessons, there are annual performances and events of Loy Krathong and Songkran.
The children also participate in two performances during the year: a Christmas Celebration and a Summer Concert.
The Regent’s Co-curricular activities programme enables your child to choose from a wide variety of after school clubs to feed their passions and interests.
If you would like to find out more we welcome you to visit our colourful campus at any time. Any of our dedicated KS1 team would be delighted to discuss your child’s education further.
Key Stage 2 (Years 3 - 6)
Key Stage 2 (KS2) provides a rich, stimulating and challenging learning environment for children aged 7 -11. We follow the English National Curriculum (ENC) although some of the content is adapted to suit our location and the international diversity of our children. Children can expect an emphasis on English, Maths and Science with a large focus on English speaking, listening, reading, writing, grammar and spelling. A broad scheme of mathematical experiences is aimed at catering for differing abilities and learning styles. In Science an investigational approach is favoured and we link our investigations to our overall topic for the term.
There is specialist teaching for Thai, Mandarin, Music, Drama and PE whilst Year 6 also have specialist Art lessons. Our Primary building has dedicated Music, Art, Drama and Reading rooms in addition to an extensive library, ICT suite, Swimming Pool, Auditorium and playing field.
Teaching strategies are contemporary. All staff, including teachers, specialist staff, EAL, learning support and teaching assistants work collaboratively and creatively to plan and present lessons that are varied, fun, personalised, differentiated and meet the needs of each and every child.
There is an extensive range of co-curricular activities that take place at the end of each school day. They are wide ranging and varied, activities include sports clubs like swimming and football; creative clubs such as drama and craft; technological clubs such as ICT and thinking clubs like philosophy and chess.
Alongside our regular timetabled weekly lessons there are scheduled opportunities for learning outside of the classroom.
In KS2 we begin to prepare the children for week long residential trips that they will undertake from Year 7 upwards. In Year 4 our children go on a 3 day overnight trip to Khao Yai; Year 5 spend 4 days and 3 nights on a barge travelling down the Chao Phraya River and Year 6 spend a week in Chiang Mai visiting the local hill tribes. All of our residential trips are curriculum focused so that the children are learning each and every day. In addition to this we organise various day trips related to our class topics or Thai culture. This can range from visiting a space museum or a Thai Naval fort.
Children are encouraged to be inquisitive, to ask and answer questions and to take responsibility and initiative. This is to ensure that the standards that are achieved at the end of Year 6 meet and surpass the requirements for entry into Secondary schools modelled on the British system.
History, Geography, Art and Design Technology are taught throughout our termly topics. Relevant skills and understanding are learned through these topics which range from Ancient Egypt in Year 3, The Romans in Year 4, Africa in Year 5 to World War II in Year 6. A variety of fun, stimulating and exciting activities coupled with excellent teaching bring these topics to life.