The general objective of elementary school is to ensure students acquire a solid foundation of basic skills and knowledge, particularly in reading, oral and written expression and arithmetic.
Elementary school education includes 5 different grade levels (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th).
It is organized in two cycles which make up the elementary school cycles:
1st, 2nd and 3rd grades which make up cycle 2: the learning fundamentals cycle; 4th, 5th and 6th grades which make-up cycle 3: the consolidation cycle.
Elementary school programs ((New elementary school programs), Official Bulletin, Special Issue No. 3, June 19, 2008)
LEARNING FUNDAMENTALS CYCLE PROGRAMS
The Learning Fundamentals Cycle begins in kindergarten (which falls within our preschool program). It continues in the first three years of elementary school (in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd grades).
The key objectives of 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade are:
- learning to read
- writing and the French language
- knowledge and understanding of numbers
- writing numbers
- arithmetic with small numbers