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Primary School

The Primary School at BES utilises a bilingual approach to learning, in which approximately 50% of the program is delivered in English and approximately 50% in Italian.


In the Primary School, learning is achieved through a constructivist model. We believe that students learn best when they are directly involved in their learning and connect with it through rich, meaningful experiences. Learning in the Primary School is therefore based on the strengths, uniqueness and complexity of learners and at BES students are encouraged to learn through play, mistake making, reasoning and by being actively involved in the learning process.

WEEKLY HOURS

The school day starts at 8.30 am and finishes at 4.00 pm.

HOW DO WE LEARN AT BES

At BES we believe that students learn best when constructing their own understanding through personalised experiences. As such, learning at BES firmly places the student in the centre of the programme.

CURRICULUM

The BES Primary School is proud to offer the IB Primary Years Programme. This world class curriculum framework challenges students to think for themselves, take responsibility for their actions and create positive change in local and global contexts. The PYP framework is recognised as a world class curriculum which is adaptable to the needs and requirements of the Italian National Curriculum prescribed by the Ministero dell'Istruzione dell'Università e della Ricerca (MIUR).

THE BRUNO MUNARI ®️ METHOD

The BES Art Department is designed to integrate a comprehensive artistic education with the PYP Transdisciplinary Themes through theoretical investigations and practical experiences.

PHYSICAL, SOCIAL AND PERSONAL EDUCATION

Physical Education at BES offers children the opportunity to explore the capabilities of their bodies and the variety of ways in which they are able to use their bodies to solve simple problems, tackle appropriate physical challenges, manipulate equipment or apparatus and express themselves in a range of situations.

LIBRARY

Regular visits to the BES library introduce our children to a variety of good books, promote a love of reading, stimulate their intellectual curiosity and aim to develop life-long learners.

DRAMA

Make-believe and the imagination play an important role in a young person’s development.