Primary School Curriculum

Child in classroom Primary School

UWC Maastricht Primary School provides holistic and integrated education that evokes wonder and excitement about learning. It enables students to gain age-appropriate knowledge, skills and understanding about our world.  

Moving through cycles of experience, inquiry, concept building and reflection, students apply their learning in a range of authentic community and service based tasks. Deliberate pedagogical practices, close and supportive relationships and an understanding of each learner as an individual, empowers teachers to tailor make learning journeys. Learning programmes support students to understand themselves, each other and the communities they belong to. 

When a student leaves UWC Maastricht Primary, they remain ambassadors of the UWC values, believing in their ability, and having a skill set, to make a positive contribution in the pursuit of peace and a sustainable future.

 

UWCM Languages Philosophy

Our belief is that each student has the right to maintain his/her own home language(s) whilst being empowered to acquire another including the host language of Dutch. Whilst the maintenance of the home language(s) is encouraged and opportunities to learn new languages are presented, a rigorous focus is placed on the development of English as the academic language of instruction and community building.

For students who have beginner to intermediate proficiency in the English Language we offer extra support.

 

Subject Areas

The Curriculum at UWC Maastricht Primary School is made up of the following subject areas:

  • Languages
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Education
  • Relationship and Sex Education
  • Physical Health Education
  • Art
  • Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
  • Music

The curriculum we use is under constant review to ensure it’s appropriate for our students and it makes them adequately prepared for the Middle Years Programme or equivalent.