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Rentrer à l’école primaire à West Point, école bilingue franco-anglaise, c’est bénéficier d’un atout formidable : apprendre très rapidement une autre langue en étant immergé une demi-journée dans l’écoute et l’apprentissage de l’anglais. Ainsi, le programme scolaire est mené à haut niveau

Key Stage 2 (CM1, CM2)

CM1 (9 years old)

In French, (A few details about this vast program that follows the national curriculum):

  • A deep study of the French language (grammar, conjugation, spelling and vocabulary). The noun and the verb are the two components in sentence structure that are focused on. The manipulation of these devices, serve as a support to study grammar concepts and reflect upon them. Other grammatical concepts complete the program: pronouns, conjunctions, punctuation and verb tenses.
  • Literature is read aloud or on one's own as students give short summaries of the texts they are reading. Different forms of literature is used (poetry, novels, plays).
  • Mathematics : Much time is taken to explore number operations such as whole numbers, decimal numbers, calculations and symbols and proportions. Students also learn to make lists, charts, diagrams and other graphics. Students improve their skills in shape, space or measure in geometry.
  • Morality : A moment where students take part in discussions about respecting and helping one another.

In english :

  • Sustaining and reinforcing concepts learnt in CE2 (8 years old).
  • Speaking :
    • tell stories, real and imagined.
    • read aloud.
    • describing events and experiences.
    • learn, recite and act out stories and poems.
    • express preferences, giving reasons.
  • Listening :
    • opportunities for pupils to listen to each other.
    • adults give detailed explanations and presentations (for example, describing how a model works).
    • listen to recordings (for example: radio, television).
  • Reading :
    • decipher new words, and confirm or check meaning
    • work out the sense of a sentence by rereading or reading ahead
    • use reference materials for different purposes.
  • Writing :
    • put their ideas into sentences
    • use the texts they read as models for their own writing.
    • the grammatical features of written standard English.
    • Answer questions based on short texts.
  • History and Geography continue to be based on the themes covered by the French National Curriculum.
  • Students are prepared for the second level of the Young Learners Cambridge Exam “Movers”.

CM2 (10 years old)

In French, (A few details about this vast program that follows the national curriculum) :

  • A deep study of the French language (grammar, conjugation, spelling and vocabulary). 4 dictations per week are given to reinforce the strategies. The objectives are to use vocabulary and syntax that enables them to communicate more complex meanings, speak with clear diction and appropriate intonation, choose words with precision, use spelling strategies ( agreements of articles and quantity or subject and verb relation), use tenses adapted to the varied forms of writing, use correct time agreements
  • A high standard of language use in the oral and written form. Each of the educational activities and situations, will broaden their use of language expression and style.
  • Mathematics : We continue to explore number operations with basic functions and decimal numbers. Students will read, interpret and synthesise information presented in a variety of mathematical forms. They will learn to solve numerical problems by:
    • trying alternative approaches
    • sorting and classifying information
    • charting and inserting data
  • Civic Education : Students discover the values of the Republic and their active role as citizens through texts.

In english :

  • To implement what has been learnt in their oral and written work throughout the program
  • Speaking:
    • live talks/readings/presentations
    • explaining, reporting, evaluating.
    • planning, predicting, exploring
    • learn, recite and act out scenarios and poems.
    • ask relevant questions to clarify, extend and follow up ideas
  • Listening
    • opportunities for pupils to listen to each other.
    • adults give detailed explanations and presentations (for example, describing how a model works).
    • recall and re-present important features of an argument, talk, reading, radio or television programme, film
  • Reading
    • scan texts to find information
    • obtain specific information through detailed reading
    • use reference materials for different purposes.
    • knowledge of grammatical structures
  • Writing
    • write short seasonal stories
    • use word classes and the grammatical functions of words, including nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, pronouns, prepositions, conjunctions, articles
    • broaden their vocabulary and use it in inventive ways
    • Answer questions based on short texts.
  • History and Geography continue to be based on the themes covered by the French National Curriculum.
  • Students are prepared for the third level of the Young Learners Cambridge Exam “Flyers”.