A UNIQUE CYCLE
La Petite École has adopted the curriculum of the French Ministry of Education. Preschool is the place and time where essential initial learning occurs : exploring helps the child to become autonomous and acquire new skills and knowledge. When your child starts preschool, they start “Cycle 1”, which lasts 3-4 years. This unique cycle is fundamental to the success of all.
By the end of Cycle 1, preschool pupils will have acquired knowledge in several areas. The four main areas of learning consist of:
Mobilising language in all its forms
Acting, expressing themselves, understanding through physical & artistic activity
Gaining basic numeracy skills
Exploring the world
The main aim of nursery school is to provide each child with a successful initial school experience. The design and layout of the school and daily schedule are designed to meet the needs and foster the development of young children, and to ensure the smooth running of activities. A settling-in period can also be considered if necessary.
DEVELOPING THEIR CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS
Pupils in the third year of preschool (GS) take part in weekly philosophy workshops. These workshops are organised around themes that allow pupils to develop their critical thinking skills and share their opinions. This is an opportunity to answer the questions that are beginning to emerge in their minds in small groups.