The Typical Day


HKIS recognizes that children have different strengths and weaknesses and develop at different rates. We also acknowledge that children have a variety of interests and backgrounds. Our school’s learning environment is designed to accommodate a flexible learning program that emphasizes varied student groupings, assignments and activities geared to meet individual learning needs.

The Upper Primary program aims to teach basic school subjects in ways that are appropriate for each child’s maturity level. The continuous progress idea is adapted to each individual. The school attempts to accomplish two things: To find out where each child is in his/her academic learning, and in what manner the child learns best. Using a wide variety of teaching materials and approaches, teachers develop programs that will motivate and provide children with successful learning experiences. The programs may include group work, individual work, tutoring, remedial instruction and/or enrichment. Progress is monitored regularly through the use of checklists, writing portfolios, interviews and other assessment strategies. As new skills and knowledge are acquired, children may broaden learning experiences through centers and independent projects.


GRADES 3, 4 OR 5

7:55 - 8:10 a.m. Devotions/Class meetings
8:10 - 9:30 a.m. Reading Workshop (including word study)
9:30 - 9:50 a.m. Recess
9:50 - 10:30 a.m. Science/Social Studies
10:30 - 11:50 a.m. Writing Workshop
11:50 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Recess/ Lunch
12:30 - 1:35 p.m. Math
1:35 - 2:20 p.m. Chinese Studies/Chapel
2:20 - 3:05 p.m. PE/Music/Art/Religious Studies
3:10 p.m. Dismissal

  • Mathematics
  • Reading
  • Science or Social Studies
  • Writing
Once per six-day cycle
  • Art
  • Music
  • Chapel
  • Christian Studies
Three times per six-day cycle
  • PE
Five times per six-day cycle
  • Chinese Studies

Upper Primary Slideshow