CURRICULUM PRINCIPLES

We believe each boy and girl has the potential for excellence.

Therefore, at The Fenix School, we have adopted a broad and progressive curriculum where ALL subjects are valued and taught as from Grade 1 and that will equip our pupils with a breadth of knowledge and skills in all areas.

CURRICULUM OVERALL CONTENT AND STRUCTURE

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THE FENIX SCHOOL CURRICULUM

(Grades 1-3)

ACADEMIC SUBJECTS

Languages

  • English (2 hours a week)

  • French (2 hours a week)

  • Spanish (1 hour a week in Grades 2 and 3)

Other core subjects:

  • Maths (2 hours a week) - taught in English

  • History and geography (1 hour a week) - taught in English

  • Science (1 hour a week) - taught in French

Main objectives:

Encourage children to become literate (listen, speak, read and write)

Develop knowledge and understanding of important scientific and mathematical concepts

Observe and describe what’s around us

Value our culture and respect others as unique individuals

Acquire skills to develop and express critical thinking

Implement these concepts and skills in our everyday life.

SPORTS (2 hours a week)

NEW in 2021: Monkeynastix (30-45 mins a week)

Main objectives:

Develop body and spatial awareness

Develop motor and technical skills

Compete and collaborate

Adopt and maintain a good posture (Grade 3)

Understand the human anatomy (Grade 3)

ARTS

  • Visual Arts (45 mins a week)

  • Music (45 mins a week)

  • Drama and Dance (45 mins a week)

  • Craft  (45 mins a week in Grade 1)

Main objectives:

Develop active listening and sing

Allow creativity

Use body language and poetry to express oneself

Perform

Specialise in Dance and Theatre (Grades 5 and 6)

TRANSDISCIPLINARY PROJECTS CAS

Creativity Action Skills: 1 hour a week in a multi-age group

Main objectives:

Encourage critical thinking and questioning

Enhance the child’s sense of responsibility

Develop global capacity of the child

Communicate and act differently

Promote creative and collaborative learning

WORLD DISCOVERY - 1 hour a week in a multi-age group

Main objectives:

Discover cultural and linguistic aspects of other countries

Place a country on a map

Recognize flags

Name some famous monuments

Know some facts about countries (capital city, language, artists...)

 

NEW in 2021: Book Club (45 mins a week)

Main objectives:

Promote the appreciation of books/ literature

Encourage active listening (storytelling) and speaking

Organize creative and fun activities around the books.

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PEDAGOGY

The Fenix School offers a bilingual education to our pupils but also caters for the pupils’ development through intellectually challenging activities, games and creative tasks.

 

Our pedagogical approach transforms a boring French class into a fun one, one in which our pupils learn without knowing they are AND most importantly enjoy learning.

 

At The Fenix School, we believe in creative and dynamic lesson plans that give our pupils the opportunity of expressing themselves but also to be more and more independent and self-confident.

 

ADMISSIONS FOR JANUARY 2022 ARE NOW OPEN.

Do not hesitate to give us a call for more information or schedule a tour.