French/English Pathway Primaire

CURRICULUM

  • The French/English pathway follows the national curriculum of the French Ministry of Education (section accredited by the French Ministry of Education).
  • Our Primary Years welcomes students from CP to CM2. The Primary Years are a crucial phase in our students’ lives and set the stage for their academic journey by imparting fundamental knowledge, skills, and values.

Our programme encompasses a wide range of subjects to ensure a well-rounded education.

Students in Year 1 to Year 3 (CP to CE2) will engage in:

  • French
  • Mathematics: at this stage, students have an introduction to mathematical concepts and problem-solving. Mathematics is taught in both Portuguese and English, through the Concrete, Pictorial and Abstract (CPA) approach (also called the Singapore Maths methods), aiming at tangibly introducing concepts and progressing to increasing levels of abstraction.
  • Questionner le Monde is taught in English, where students develop knowledge about the natural world and scientific principles.
  • Physical Education: Encouraging physical activity and a healthy lifestyle.
  • Visual and Expressive Arts: Exploring creativity through art, music, and other forms of expression.

Detailed official programs for Cycle 2

Foreign languages:

  • English: instruction and content are differentiated in order to support our native speakers and students who are developing English as an additional language. At this level, we introduce The Cambridge International Education programmes for English and English as an Additional Language, providing a more structured curriculum for the development of proficiency in the language. The two programmes provide more challenge and extension for the fluent and native speakers via the English curriculum and support for the learners who are developing and emerging in the language via the EAL programme.
  • Portuguese: students also learn, or continue to develop, Portuguese as a third language, having two classes a week and being  grouped depending on their level of command.
  • Redbridge School follows the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and its descriptors. The Specification for Junior Cycle Foreign Languages issued by the CEFR for students between the ages of 7 and 11 aims to develop communicative language skills broadly aligned with the A band (A1 to A2) and early B1 level for some students who have reached advanced proficiency.

Students in Year 4 and Year 5 (CM1, CM2) will engage in:

  • French
  • Mathematics: at this stage, students have an introduction to mathematical concepts and problem-solving. Mathematics is taught in both Portuguese and English, through the Concrete, Pictorial and Abstract (CPA) approach (also called the Singapore Maths method), aiming at tangibly introducing concepts and progressing to increasing levels of abstraction.
  • Sciences and Technology are taught in English, where students develop knowledge about the natural world and scientific principles.
  • History, Geography and civic and moral education
  • Physical Education: Encouraging physical activity and a healthy lifestyle.
  • Visual and Expressive Arts: Exploring creativity through art, music, and other forms of expression.
  • Foreign languages: 
    • English: instruction and content are differentiated in order to support our native speakers and students who are developing English as an additional language. At this level, we introduce The Cambridge International Education programmes for English and English as an Additional Language, providing a more structured curriculum for the development of proficiency in the language. The two programmes provide more challenge and extension for the fluent and native speakers via the English curriculum and support for the learners who are developing and emerging in the language via the EAL programme.
    • Portuguese: students also learn, or continue to develop, Portuguese as a third language, having two classes a week and being  grouped depending on their level of command.
  • Redbridge School follows the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and its descriptors. The Specification for Junior Cycle Foreign Languages issued by the CEFR for students between the ages of 7 and 11 aims to develop communicative language skills broadly aligned with the A band (A1 to A2) and early B1 level for some students who have reached advanced proficiency.

Detailed official programs for Cycle 3.

SCHEDULES

School hours for our students in the Primary Years are from 8:30 to 16:00, Monday to Friday.