Basic level school, also known as primary or
elementary school, is the first level of formal education that children
typically attend between the ages of 5 and 11 (depending on the students). The
primary focus of basic level school is to provide students with a solid
foundation in the basic skills and knowledge necessary for their future
education and development.
The curriculum at basic level school typically
includes subjects such as:
- Literacy and language arts: Students learn reading,
writing, and language skills. They learn to read and write in their native
language and may also be introduced to a second language.
- Mathematics: Students learn basic mathematical
concepts such as counting, addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division,
as well as geometry, measurement, and problem-solving.
- Science: Students learn basic scientific concepts such
as the names of animals, plants, and parts of the body, as well as the five
senses, weather, and the environment.
- Social studies: Students learn about history,
geography, and social sciences, including the history of their country and
other cultures, as well as how different groups of people live and work.
- Physical education: Students engage in physical
activities such as sports, games, and exercise to improve their physical
fitness, coordination and motor skills.
- Art and music: Students learn about different art
forms, such as painting, drawing, and sculpture, and may also learn to play an
instrument or sing.
In addition to classroom instruction, basic level
schools often provide opportunities for students to engage in extracurricular
activities and clubs, such as sports teams, music programs, and debate clubs.
The teaching methods used in basic level schools vary
depending on the country, school or district. Some schools may use a
traditional approach with a teacher-centered instruction, while others may
adopt a more student-centered approach, such as project-based learning,
inquiry-based learning and Montessori method.
Basic level schools also provide opportunities for
students to participate in field trips, community service and other
out-of-classroom activities to enhance their learning experience.
It is important for parents to research and visit
different basic level schools before making a decision, to find the best fit
for their child that aligns with their educational needs and learning style.