Cambridge (Primary) – Kindle Kids International School


Year 1 - Year 5

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Programme Overview

Cambridge Primary provides a broad and balanced education for our students helping students to thrive throughout their schooling, work, and life. At KKIS our primary school curriculum lays the foundation for young learners, ensuring they acquire the knowledge and skills they need to excel in today’s world. 

The Cambridge Primary Curriculum encourages children to be creative and innovative, building their independent thinking skills and allowing them to develop a love of learning. The primary curriculum is designed to provide learners with a solid foundation, which they can build upon as they progress through further education.

The Cambridge Primary course is for children aged 5-11. Our Primary program consists of six (6) different programs that will be conducted over a period of six (6) years for international students based on the Cambridge Primary curriculum frameworks, thus laying a solid foundation for young learners. There are six stages in this primary curriculum framework, with core and optional subjects offered at each stage.

This course aims to develop and hone learners’ English literacy, Mathematics numeracy, and Science reasoning abilities to a substantial degree through the core academic subjects – English, Mathematics, and Science.  

Along with these the following subjects namely, Art, Physical Education, ICT, Music, and Global perspective will be integrated into the CAIE Primary curriculum.  

Students also have to choose one (1) of (3) optional language subjects (Hindi, Tamil, and French). 

These subject areas provide learners with a good grounding in different fields of study and subsequently, they will be able to use this pool of knowledge across multiple contexts.  

Upon completion, learners will be well-equipped with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills for progression to the Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) Lower Secondary with Cambridge Lower Secondary Checkpoint. 

KINDLE KIDS INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL is a registered Cambridge school. 

For updated and accurate information on Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE), please visit their website at 

Course Outline

The curriculum in Grade 1 is designed to nurture our students by encouraging them to look for details while reading. A first grader’s education is built on the prior knowledge from kindergarten. Learning to read carefully will help them become confident, independent thinkers in areas such as math, comprehension and science.

Second graders’ devotion to facts and order helps them retain what they learn, put algorithms and other learning structures to use, and work hard to follow instructions. They value their end products and often do careful and thoughtful work. Students will learn to use their communication skills in conjunction with academics. Being able to express their wants, needs and even ask for help will improve their logic, peer social skills and student-teacher relationship.

Concrete Operations Stage of Thinking is solidifying for most in third graders. They can reason logically about actual objects and organize thoughts coherently. Learn best through active, concrete experiences, but are learning to see books as sources of information; reading may become a major interest developing a longer attention span. They like group activities and begin to build their logic for critical thinking questions in English, Math, and Science.

Intellectually, fourth graders will make great strides. They can think critically and independently. With their ability to use language as a tool, they are capable of expressing a wide range of emotions.

The activity level of nine-year-old is extremely high. Values and beliefs play a major role in academics for Grade 4. Students will delve deeper into the reason behind why things happen which in turn will help them apply logic to help them answer math and science questions.

Be able to read and concentrate for long periods of time. Read complex text fluently and with good comprehension. Research a topic using a variety of sources and use the features of books (e.g., index, glossary, appendix) to find information.

Building confidence in Grade 5 comes from not only encouraging more public speaking but also reinforcing values such as fairness and emotional awareness. Helping students to stay socially aware plays a major part in their confidence especially with how students feel about making mistakes and peer interactions.

Duration: 1 Year/Level (Full-time)

Start: April

End: March

Contact Hours Per Week: 5 days x 5.5 hours

There are 4 units in one Academic Year

  • Unit 1 – April to June
  • Unit 2 – July to September
  • Unit 3 – October to December
  • Unit 4 – January to March


9.20 am to 3.30 pm

Compulsory Subjects

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Environmental Science (Year 1 & Year 2 only)
  • Science (Year 3 to Year 5 only)
  • Global Perspectives (Year 3 to Year 5 only)
  • Art & Design
  • Physical Education
  • Information Communication Technology (ICT)

Optional Language Subjects

  • Hindi
  • Tamil
  • French
  • 4 Summative Assessments will be conducted in the months of May, September, November and March in each Academic Year except Art & Design, Physical Education and Information Communication Technology (ICT) (No Assessment)
  • Report Cards will be given twice a year.

Assessment Grading Criteria

90 – 100A+
80 – 89A
70 – 79B
60 – 69C
50 – 59D

Year-to-year progression

The number of students in the classroom is subject to the maximum seating capacity

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