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 1-4)

ACADEMIC SUBJECTS

Languages

  • English (Listening and Speaking; Reading (and phonics); Writing) - 3 hours a week

  • French (Lecture-comprehension; Pratique de l'ecrit; Ateliers d'ecriture creative) - 3 hours a week

  • Spanish - 1 hour a week in Grades 1-4

Other core subjects:

  • Maths - 3 hours a week

  • History and geography - 1 hour a week

  • Science - 1 hour a week 

Main objectives:

Guide 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.

ARTS

  • Visual Arts (45 mins a week)

  • Drama (45 mins a week)

Main objectives:

Allow creativity

Use body language to express oneself

Perform

TRANSDISCIPLINARY PROJECTS

Creativity Action Skills (CAS) - 1 hour a week

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 creativity and collaborative learning

WORLD DISCOVERY - 1 hour a week

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...)

 

BOOK CLUB - 1h30 a week

Main objectives:

Promote the appreciation of books/ literature

Encourage active listening (storytelling) and speaking

Organize creative and fun activities around 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.

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