The Thinking Living Curriculum

1. THE THINKING LIVING CURRICULUM

 Greenhill Academy Primary School follows the Uganda National Curriculum. Primary One to Primary Three follow Thematic Curriculum which emphasizes Literacy (Reading and Writing), Mathematics, English Language, News, Creative Performing, Art, Physical Education and Religious Education.

From P4-P.7, the core subjects are English Language, Mathematics, Integrated Science, Social Studies and Religious Education. Subjects like Music, Computing and Art & Craft are taught by specialist teachers. In addition, training in Study skills is catered for at this level.

The Greenhill Academy Curriculum” is constantly under review to suit not only the needs of our society but also the clients.

The Curriculum provides Greenhill Academy pupils with more meaningful learning and exposure. The curriculum is designed to fully meet requirements of the Uganda National Examinations Board and the Uganda National Curriculum Development Centre. It also focuses on creative thinking as well as practical skills that market the young people.

 (i) Focus on producing an all round child:

  • Knowledge, skills, attitudes, values.
  • The relationships between school subjects and the outside world.
  • The obsession with examinations.
  • The empowerment of young people and leadership.
  • The importance of language and self-expression.
  • Health, the environment and social/ moral education.
  • The transition between infant, Primary, Secondary and Tertiary environments.

(ii) The Beliefs for students and teachers:

  • Have ownership and understanding of the curriculum and its objectives.
  • Collaborate effectively and make decisions together.
  • Set standards.
  • Have a spirit of discovery, freedom and independent learning.
  • Learn holistically and construct meaning from the curriculum.
  • Cover authentic issues, questions and problems.
  • Will succeed through motivation, openness and hard work.

(iii) The Approaches to Learning in the Curriculum:

  • A variety of teaching methods.
  • A variety of methods to assess learning and teaching.
  • The course generates rather than closes off thinking.
  • Conceptual understanding ahead of memorizing.
  • Information and communication technology.
  • Problem solving, thinking skills.
  • Critical reflection and creativity. Using children’s ideas.
  • Communication skills- students clarify, explain and present well.
  • Performance and exhibitions showing how knowledge and skills are put to use.
  • Plans for personal success.

(iv) Language across the Curriculum:

  • We do not take language for granted. Even Mathematics and Integrated Science staff teach language skills. Use an active/ dynamic language tense and invite passion and an independent student voice.
  • Insist on accuracy of expression, spelling and pronunciation. Be careful with your own use of emphasize to students the necessity of developing language/writing skills.
  • Teach appropriate writing skills for the subject. Differentiate various writing styles. Assess writing capability in overall subject grade

2. CHRISTIAN VALUES

The fear of God is the beginning of wisdom. As a school, we continuously equip our learners with Bible skills and basic knowledge of religion.

We have devotion time every Monday for the Pre – school and Wednesday for P.1-P.7. During this time, a Reverend prays and worships with our learners. Bible knowledge is emphasized so each learner must have a Bible.

There is a memory verse for each week based on character development.

We have a scripture Union guided by our Laity department. Our children begin each day with prayers before lessons. They also pray before any meal.

3. GAMES AND SPORTS

The school has a fully-fledged time sports Tutor who guides teachers and learners. All children have an opportunity to engage in game or sport of their choice.

All our activities focus on the aims and objectives of education as reflected in the National Curriculum.

We are the champions of the National Swimming competitions.

4. PRACTICAL LESSONS

The school exposes learners to hands on activities during the teaching learning process. We conduct experiments, exhibitions and field trips for each class both inside and outside school.

5. SCHOOL CLUBS AND SOCIETIES

Co– curricular activities such as Writers and Debating club, Scouts and Girl guides, Music Dance and Drama, Red cross society, Chess club, Scripture union club, Wildlife club, Taekwondo club, Art & Technology club, Mathematics club, Football club, School Water And Sanitation club, Viva dance club, Computer club are an integral part of the education provided at Greenhill Academy. Each child belongs to a club for two years to master the skills.

6. SECOND LANGUAGES

For our children to compete globally, we teach Kiswahili from Primary One.

We also teach French in Primary Four and Primary Five and our learners are subjected to an International French Examination. So far, one year has graduated. All participants are awarded certificates. The best five in 2016 were;

  

No.

Name

Mark

1.

Abigail Hannah Osiru

99

2.

Jared Suubi

93

3.

Naira Sekaana

90

4.

Trevor Wetaka

90

5.

Faith Ssentongo

88

7. SOCIAL CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY

Basing on Mathew 25:36, every year, the school encourages our children to support the under-privileged and needy through organized than fundraising drives. These targets to train our learners that it is more blessing to give that to receive.

 

 

 

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