Elementary School

The Bingham Academy Elementary school consists of KG1, KG2 and Grades 1–5.

KG1 uses the British-based Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Curriculum.

From KG2 – Grade 5 the Cambridge International Primary Curriculum is used for core subjects of English, Mathematics, and Science and supplemented in the other key areas.

All students in the Elementary school shall have the following subjects per week: PSSHE, English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Physical Education, Library, Music, IT and Art. Grades 1 – 5 will also receive Amharic lessons – Ethiopia’s national language.

Progression tests are scheduled for Grades 2 - 5. However, Grade 5 students will also complete Checkpoint exams. These exams are provided by Cambridge International and are given during class time in term 4.

KG1 and KG2 have their own playground and outdoor space.

There is also a wonderful elementary playground outside the Grade 1 – 2 classrooms and a mini rope course outside the Grade 3 - 4 classrooms.

Character Award Certificates are handed out to students in Grade 1 through 5 during weekly chapels. Students must demonstrate one or more characteristics of learners that glorify God: Integrity, Curiosity, Reflection, Collaboration, Resilience, and/or Creativity. Nominations are made by either teachers or other students.

PRIDE Award Certificates are also distributed to students in the Elementary school. This award can be given when students have consistently demonstrated all the following elements in their behavior: Polite, Respectful, Independent Manager, Do Your Best, and Everyone Together. Students must be nominated by a teacher or staff working in the Elementary School level. PRIDE awards are presented two or three times a term in combined chapel.

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