Primary (Cambridge Primary Programme)
The children who understand the world better are also the ones who make it better, who lead it better.
Thakur International School is one of the few schools in Mumbai that offers an internationally benchmarked Primary School programme: the Cambridge Primary Programme (CPP). The programme is designed for 5-11 year old children and provides an excellent foundation for Secondary School education. The Cambridge Primary Programme lays emphasis on the core areas of English, Mathematics and Science.
As students move from Preschool to Grade I, they undertake a great leap in terms of the subjects they need to grasp and the school timings they need to adhere. Hence, the approach here is more friendly and a slightly extended one compared to the Early Years’ programme. Primary students at Thakur International School deal with a balanced curriculum that enmeshes academics and extra curricular activities in the right proportions. This results in them acquiring excellent exposure to Art, Design and Technology, Swimming, Indoor and Outdoor Sports, Skating, Dramatics, Dance and Music.
The CPP at Thakur International School follows a well-structured curriculum designed to serve both teachers and students in the global context. It covers the first year of Primary teaching when students are approximately 6-year old (stage 1), to the final year of Primary, when students are approximately 12-year old (stage 6). The knowledge and skills developed during this period are aimed at ensuring a smooth transition from Primary to Secondary schooling. The framework facilitates the development of courses that are stimulating for both students and teachers.
Cambridge Primary Progression Tests are available for Stages 3-6 to help the school monitor students' progress. However, the tests do not lead to a qualification. Instead, they provide a benchmark for schools calibrated against an international cohort. They are designed to provide information to teachers, students and parents about the progress being made, and the strengths and weaknesses of individuals and groups.
Besides offering core subjects, viz. English, Mathematics and Science, the Primary students at Thakur International School are initiated into the humanities. They are trained in Geography, History, Information Technology, Art, Music, and Design and Technology as supplementary subjects. This gives them a balanced and comprehensive understanding of the world around them. The school also follows a good language policy at the primary level by introducing French, Hindi and Marathi (for Grades I & II) as additional languages.