(6 to 9 year olds)
At this stage of development, children have an appetite for understanding the universe and their place in it. One French-speaking and one English-speaking teacher welcome children into the elementary classroom.
Their curiosity is engaged in a research style of learning, either individually or in small groups, which helps them develop reasoning abilities and life skills while broadening their knowledge base. Using their acquired skills of reading and writing, they work on projects in each of the major areas of study: mathematics, language, the three sciences, geography, history, music and art.
Exploration of each area is encouraged by visits to community resources, such as the libraries, botanical garden or zoo, science centre or an active workplace. This inclusive approach develops the children’s intellect, fostering a feeling
of connectedness to, and respect for their world.