CURRICULUM - General Curriculum Overview


Our KoroBoro Curriculum

Our curriculum vision is centred around ensuring that every child receives an ambitious and enriched curriculum that sparks wonder and instills their love for learning.

The curriculum is the product of the expertise of IEA Centre for Professional Development and where appropriate high quality published programmes. It is built on a deeper understanding of the children and the community we serve. Our curriculum is structured to ensure that children leave KoroBoro with the skills and knowledge needed for the next stage of their education. 


At KoroBoro we teach the foundation subjects in a blocked format allowing all children to gain a greater depth of understanding with a knowledge rich focus.

Our students' understanding and knowledge is enhanced through providing meaningful and purposeful experiences.  

These are the seven principles which underpin our KoroBoro curriculum;

  • Enquiry based Learning
  • Depth before Breadth
  • Rich in Knowledge and Skill 
  • Challenging 
  • Meaningful Experiences for all
  • Creating good Communicators
  • Ensuring Independence and interdependence

The school implements the IEA Curriculum which is an outcomes based curriculum


Teachers plan lessons as a Grade Level to ensure consistency and teachers differentiate learning activities to meet individual student needs accordingly.

There are Seven main curriculum areas, some of these subjects are integrated and taught through an inquiry approach to learning. However, Mathematics is taught as standalone curriculum area.



  • Reading ability will be developed through a variety of reading strategies; Interactive Reading, Shared Reading and Guided Reading
  • Guided Reading Groups: Here the focus is on developing fluency in reading through practising the learned strategies. Students apply the decoding skills and the comprehension strategies learned, in order to support their understanding of the written material presented.

The students will also study: 

  • Grammar
  • Comprehension
  • Text Types
  • Spelling is taught within the English programme


  • Writing skills will be taught through the study of a variety of forums

Assessment of occurs throughout the unit or subject area. Students writing level is also assessed and moderated.


The following Outcomes will be offered to the students throughout the whole of this year.

  • Listening and Talking Skills and Strategies
  • Enhancement of Reading Skills and Strategies
  • Enhancement of Writing Skills 
  • Further development of Spelling Skills and Strategies
  • Enhancement of Handwriting Skills and Strategies


Mathematics follows the new IEA curriculum. The curriculum focuses on Mathematical thinking and the application of knowledge within problem solving.

The students will be given the opportunity to further develop in the following areas in Mathematics:

  • Number
  • Whole Number 
  • Space ? Measurement
  • Patterns & Algebra
  • Problem solving
  • Mental Mathematics strategies are taught in addition to the written strategies


Inquiry unit involves a mixture of co-operative group activities, partner work and individual learning.

This area encompasses Social Studies, Science, Music, Art & Craft, PE, Dance and Drama. These areas will be covered thoroughly over the coming year and cover all the mandatory outcomes required by the IEA curriculum. Students are encouraged to ask questions and to play a part in the direction of their learning in all subject areas.


This Key Learning Area will be taught by the class teacher for within the weekly timetable and cover all the mandatory outcomes required by the curriculum.


The students will be given HOME TASKS on a Monday and it should be returned completed on Friday. The students will be expected the record the home tasks in their school diary and plan their week to allow them to finish their home tasks in ample time before the deadline on Friday.

The Home tasks will mostly consist of the following basics; 

  • Spelling words
  • Tables
  • Spelling activities
  • Mathematics drill exercises and the completing of class work
  • Written tasks
  • Reading each night
  • Along with other integrated work across the Key Learning Areas (KLAs) that may be given to the students from time to time