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BBS Primary School has been certified by the Italian Department for Education as a “paritaria” school and therefore is embedded within the Italian school system. We are also integrated into the Cambridge Assessment International Education programme. These 2 separate programmes mean that BBS offers an integrated educational package that is unique in the quality and quantity of the materials offered.
By integrating the Italian syllabus with Cambridge Curricula BBS students receive an certificate recognised by the Italian government as well as Cambridge Checkpoints Certificates which are internationally recognised for their level of excellence.
Integration is strength
Our integrated programmes have been created to adhere to guidelines from the Italian Department for Education (MUIR). We also work to the Cambridge International Programmes in Science, Maths and English as a first language, allowing us to add extra depth to these subjects. In the Primary School Maths, Science, Geography, Art, P.E. Social Studies, Music Drama and ICT are lead exclusively in English by highly qualified mother-tongue teachers Italian and History are taught in Italian.
The BBS Primary School educational programme is 80% taught in English, with particular focus on learning English. Students are able to use English both conversationally in everyday life and in specialist academic contexts. We see the acquisition and use of English not as ends in themselves, but rather tools to transmit and reinforce knowledge and skills.
ISCRIVITI ALL’ OPEN DAY
In the first 2 years of the Primary (the Lower Biennio) the teaching focus is firmly on the child in reflection of the teaching methods of the nursery. We use Italian and English text books and concrete resources to enable learning.
From year 3 teaching moves towards developing critical thinking and learning how to approach abstract concepts. This is when the children also start ICT and Drama.
Year 5 of the Primary draws in teachers from our Middle School, preparing the children for a softer, more harmonious move to Middle School. Our aim is to create a continuous learning journey through effective and efficient preparation.
Objectives and tools
Our objective at BBS is that, as well as linguistic skills and teaching objectives, children learn certain other values. We want them to be self aware individuals with a sense of reasonability and a civic sense.
We want to them to know how to be part of a community. To achieve this aim we use other tools in conjunction with the Italian and Cambridge programmes consisting in a range of experiential activities so that students are equipped with their own tools to help them find solutions, ask questions and seeks answers as individuals.
Cambridge Primary is a high level educational system that develops skills and understanding in English, Maths and Science. The Cambridge programme offers excellent teacher support and an integrated evaluation system to monitor student progress and results.
Cambridge Primary Checkpoint
Cambridge Primary Checkpoints provide comprehensive feedback on strengths and weaknesses in each subject. The Cambridge Primary Checkpoint Tests are taken at the end of the Primary Cycle in year 5. Tests are marked by Cambridge International and each candidate receives a breakdown of marks and a final certificate highlighting the results achieved.
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BBS Primary School integrates the Italian School Programme with the Cambridge Curricula in Maths, Science and English as a First Language. These 2 separate streams mean that BBS offers an integrated educational package that is unique in the quality and quantity of the materials offered.
Teachers at BBS Primary are qualified to teach one or more subject areas to children aged 6 to 11.
Roles and responsibilities
BBS teachers are experts in their fields and are therefore are required to keep up with academic developments, new resources, teaching methods and curriculum changes.
Teaching in the BBS Primary School offers a wide range of activities that teachers should do in collaboration and respect of their colleagues, the school families and other external staff within the school structure. Preparation of teaching activities must be carried out on the basis of different needs, objectives and age groups. Teachers should use a wide variety of teaching methods such as discussions, practical activities, experimentation, evaluation and trips out, so that students are engaged and are able to get the most out of BBS Primary. Each teacher is a point of reference for the pupils when it comes to encouraging them to develop effective study habits. Teachers should be at students’ sides when they are facing choices on their educational journey.
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What’s BBSchool like through the eyes of a child?
We asked them!
“I linke my school because we get to use lots of differebt things with the teachers!”
“School is where I can play with my friends”
“Here we all learn together and we all grow together”
LOOKING INTO THE FUTURE
“I learn lots of things so that when I grow up I can do my dream job”
“I like coming to school, it feels good being here!”
“At school I learnt what respect, optimism, solidarity, trust, curiosity and courage mean.”
“At school I can do dance, cooking, use a microscope. We even put out a fire”
HOME FROM HOME
“My parents are happy and they often come to the school. They say that they believe in the same things as the school does“
LEARNING TO EXPLORE
“School is the place where if I learn that something is different then I want to find out more.”
LOVE PLAYING IN THE OPEN AIR
“What do you linke most about school?” “The garden!”
WHAT A GOOD TEACHER!
“The best thing I like about school is my teacher”
“At school we discover loads of new things, they?re all fantastic!”
EVERYTHING IS BETER ON A FUL STOMACHE
“I like lunchtimes at schools”
I MISS IT WHEN I’M NOT THERE
“I miss school every time I leave”
WHAT DID YOU DO TODAY?
“Every day I talk about what I did at school and I really like it because everyone listens to me”
GOING AT MY OWN SPEED
“Nobody rushes me at school. I like that, it makes me feel good”