MAGIC CASTLE International School follows the National Curriculum for England. The cut off date is September 30. We deliver a high standard of education in a wide cultural context. Our children learn about the world through personal observation, hands-on experience and exposure to a range of input about our Themes of Inquiry.
Russian language as part of our standard programme take up some time in the afternoon with Speech Development, Reading, Writing and Russian Music. Children are equally ready for a Russian school by the end of our pre-school programme.
Academic assessments are conducted 4 times a year and individual progress meetings are held with each family twice a year.

Part of the Educational Programme of the International School is development of personal skills

Practical experiments
Observation and Analysis
Scientific excursions
The beginnings of biology, ecology, geography, chemistry, physics and mechanics

MINI CLUB/PRE-NURSERY

1/2 YEARS OLD

In the first two years of school life our goal is to boost a child’s independ-ence, build up social skills and help them admire the world around.

Children learn to talk about everyday objects and occurrences, develop a correct pencil grip, gross and fine motor skills.

THEMES WE LEARN

TOYS
TOYS
I AM SPECIAL
I'M SPECIAL
BUILDINGS
BUILDINGS
FOOD
FOOD
WILDLIFE
WILDLIFE
TRANSPORT
TRANSPORT

NURSERY

3 YEARS OLD

Nursery is the start of the Reading programme and by the end of this year children will be able to read shortwords and write their name.

We are learning numbers, shapes and doing logical tasks.

THEMES WE LEARN

ROBOTS
ROBOTS
THE FOUR SEASONS
THE FOUR SEASONS
WATER
WATER
CITY LIFE
CITY LIFE
DRESS FOR WEATHER
DRESS FOR THE WEATHER
A POT, A PAN AND A WOODEN SPOON
A POT A PAN

RECEPTION

4 YEARS OLD

By the end of Reception your child will read and write in English and Russian.

They will make good friends and make progress in learning to manage their emotions.

They explore a wide range of extra classes and go to first competitions.

THEMES WE LEARN

TINY CREATURES
TINY CREATURES
COUNTRY LIFE
COUNTRY LIFE
GIANT CREATURES
GIANT CREATURES
CHRISTMAS FUN
CHRISTMAS FUN
HOLIDAYS
HOLIDAYS
MY BODY
MY BODY

YEAR 1

5 YEARS OLD

This year children learn to explore different forms and styles of writing and expand it.

They will go through 5 reading levels and move on to operations in Mathematics.

They make major progress in extra classes and start going to national competitions.

THEMES WE LEARN

DINOSAURS
DINOSAURS
ANIMAL FAMILIES
ANIMAL FAMILIES
MY LIFE IS POETRY
MY LIFE IS POETRY
COLLECTIONS
COLLECTIONS
LET’S LOOK AT THE MAPS
LET’S LOOK AT THE MAPS
EARTH IS OUR HOME
EARTH IS OUR HOME

YEAR 2

6 YEARS OLD

Year 2 takes children to an advanced level of Mathematics, including multi-plication and division.

They develop creativity in writing and are comfortable expanding their pieces.

Their confidence and independence allow them to proceed successfully in further grades.

THEMES WE LEARN

IT’S ALL IN THE STYLE
IT’S ALL IN THE STYLE
FLOWERS AND INSECTS
FLOWERS AND INSECTS
WONDERFUL SCIENCE
WONDERFUL SCIENCE
CASTLES
CASTLES
WE ARE WHAT WE EAT
WE ARE WHAT WE EAT
MYTHS & LEGENDS
MYTHS & LEGENDS

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Our Teachers – Native Speakers

Our teachers from the UK, the USA, Canada or Australia have been carefully selected and have hours of annual professional training
Robert Hartley University of California, USA Subjects: English, Mathematics, Science, Music, Drama
Hi, I’m Robert and I’ve been teaching for more than 10 years. I am focused on getting every child to speak English and develop their skills at whatever I teach. I use a wide range of games and activities to make sure every child is learning through their preferred medium. I am happy for new children to join the class.
Clive Julings University of York, UK Subjects: English, Mathematics, Science, Jolly Phonics, Reading
Hello! My name is Clive Julings and I have been teaching children for over 5 years. I believe in making my lessons enjoyable and productive for every child. When a child is excited about learning that makes me happy! Come join us!
Claudia Manning Baker College, Jamaica Subjects: English, Mathematics, Science, Reading, Writing, Grammar
Hello! I am Claudia Manning and I believe that we can ensure that every child performs at the top of their potential. I appreciate curiosity, research, independence and desire for new knowledge. There is a lot to learn and that is exactly what we are here to do!
Mickky Mehton ECPI Technical College, Australia Subjects: English, Mathematics, Science, Jolly Phonics, Reading, Cooking
My name is Mickky and I enjoy working with little children. We learn a lot together – this is the age children are curious and interested. They are motivated by engaging activities, props and drama and the teacher’s personality. At MAGIC CASTLE we are excited to teach and children are excited to learn. Join and try!
Denis Galetton Université de Geneve, Switzerland/Canada Subjects: English, Mathematics, Science, Creative Writing, Drama
I appreciate my students’ creativity and academic zeal. Every child want to learn and the techniques we use draw out the best in them. As long as each student is developing their skills I am successful as a teacher. If you have a chance to join our classes – do it!
Claire Hogan University of Nuthumbria, UK Subjects: English, Mathematics, Science, Literature
Hello! I’m Claire and I have been teaching for over 15 years. I enjoy teaching young learners as they are always full of curiosity and excitement. I love using stories and poems in teaching young children.
Ivana Vucic University of Maine, USA Subjects: English, Literature, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies
Hi, I am Ivana and I have been teaching all ages and levels for over 15 years. While teaching online you must use the best most engaging techniques and inspire every child to get involved and speak English. I am happy that all my students make progress.
Diane Seuss Portland State University, USA Subjects: English, Mathematics, Science, Drama, Music Composition
Hi! I’m Ms Seuss. I love using Drama and Music to engage with my online students. We dress up, play characters, sing, play games – all of this toward the goals that we have of learning the skills of the England’s Curriculum.

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