A Uniquely Perse Education
We draw from the best of British education to prepare your child for the challenges ahead. The Perse School Singapore offers children aged 6 to 11 a broad, balanced and high quality international education.
We provide a broad and balanced academic curriculum
set in the context of a generous amount of time for games, extra-curricular activities and opportunities to develop
Our approach is driven by the Perse Learning Philosophy.
Our curriculum closely follows the Cambridge Primary Programme, and incorporates Singapore Mathematics and Chinese language learning. Our Heads of Department are available by appointment if you have any queries about the curriculum.
Our curriculum embeds our school values, skills and knowledge as well as building on traditions and widening pupils’ horizons and experiences. Amazing learning at The Perse School Singapore begins to take shape for pupils aged 5-11. It is at this stage that pupils learn according to specific subjects while also enjoying extra curricular activities, benefitting from participating in the broader school community through sports, the arts and other shared areas of interest.
Pupils are guided through two Key Stages during their Primary years – Key Stage 1 (Year 2) and Key Stage 2 (Year 3 - Year 6) – with a scaffolded curriculum that embeds and introduces new concepts.
Art and Creativity
Art & Design Technology gives pupils a platform to express themselves, sparking imagination, creativity and developing transferable skills. They learn how to articulate personal responses to their experiences, push boundaries and develop creative skills through artistic expression.
In Chinese, listening, speaking, reading and writing are all part of language learning. We strongly believe that deep immersion in the language is the only way to its mastery. Our dual-track system places children into two levels of learning. Children with prior experience in Chinese will be placed on an advanced track, suited to their fluency level. Children without any experience will be placed on a beginner track. With our tailored syllabus and daily lessons, pupils will experience a unique approach to the Chinese language that is tailored to their ability and individualised learning.
Coding develops our pupils’ critical thinking and logical skills. Throughout our lessons, our pupils will learn the fundamental building blocks of programming, as well as how to apply them to real-world applications. Our pupils will be immersed in technologies to enhance and extend their coding knowledge including the use of LEGO Robotics, with the combination of digital elements and coding to adapt to engineering concepts whilst also providing our pupils with the ability to learn in a hands-on and collaborative way.
Digital literacy is an essential skill for pupils of all ages. The digital world allows us to connect, collaborate, innovate and discover new information on an ever-broadening scale, and pupils will learn to effectively and safely use technology from the very beginning of their educational journey, while being positive contributors to the digital world.
English is taught with a focus on creativity, imagination and fostering a love of literature. Pupils are given the freedom to express themselves on the page, using a variety of media, and in speech and performance. We take inspiration from some of the most outstanding and inspiring works of poetry, prose and drama in the English language. All of our pupils have access to a wide range of books, eBooks and traditional paper-back books along with their own personalised reading world on Bug Club, which includes interactive activities, familiar characters and rewards to keep them motivated.
Global Perspectives develops the skills of research, analysis, evaluation, reflection, collaboration and communication for our future global citizens. It builds interdisciplinary links across English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities and Digital Literacy. The skills are taught through a wide range of topics using a personal, local and global perspective.
Geography is designed to inspire a life-long curiosity and fascination about the world and its people. Pupils will be equipped with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, encouraging their understanding of the Earth's key physical and human processes.
History gives pupils coherent knowledge and understanding of our past and how that fundamentally affects our present and the future. Through an enquiry-based, critical approach to the past, pupils can develop perspective and judgement.
Mathematics teaches the manipulation of numbers and abstract mathematical concepts. The core Cambridge Primary curriculum is enhanced by the Concrete-Pictorial-Abstract approach of Singapore Mathematics, making learning fun and progressive that will strengthen conceptual understanding and critical problem solving skills relevant to daily life.
Music fosters creativity and builds confidence. Pupils explore music as performers, composers and informed listeners. They make, understand and appreciate music from different cultures, times and places, helping them to develop leadership and collaboration skills though group discussions and projects, music ensembles, group composition and music arrangement. They also learn self-confidence through various performing opportunities in and out of school.
Physical Education teaches pupils skills through a wide variety of age-appropriate physical activities including sports and psychomotor learning in a movement or a play setting.
As individuals, they will improve their understanding of concepts, rules, tactics and strategies. Physical Education also contributes to each child's total growth and development and teaches resilience, determination and respect.
Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHEE)
Personal, social and health education (PSHEE) gives children the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to lead confident, healthy and independent lives. It helps pupils understand how they are developing personally and socially, tackling many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up.
Science takes advantage of the facilities on offer at the school. All pupils take part in hands-on experiments in our two purpose-built laboratories, giving them a practical foundation for their scientific knowledge. Using these scientific enquiry skills in a meaningful and active way allows our pupils to engage with the world around them and understand how it works. Experimentation allows our pupils to approach scientific questions creatively and collaborate to find their solutions.
Studying at an international school is about exposure to an international mindset and international experiences. Regular school visits to places relevant to the curriculum serve to stir up our pupils’ interests in their subjects and provide a first-hand look as to how their learning is related to the practical world.