Primary

From Moyenne Section (MS) to CM2, FIS makes it a priority for all our students to learn and excel at literacy and numeracy

5 main areas of learning

Our curriculum at FIS groups the 5 main areas of learning:

  • Involvement with language in all its forms
  • Action, self-expression and understanding through physical activities
  • Action, self-expression and understanding through artistic activities
  • Building the foundations for organizing students’ thinking
  • Exploring the world

More details can be found on the Eduscol website here.

Languages for Primary students

At primary level, FIS offers 3 language pathways depending on the class, campus and the child’s level of English:

  1. "Reinforced English" curriculum;
  2. "Immersive Bilingual" curriculum;
  3. "Equal Bilingual Time" (BPH) or "American International Section" (SIA) curriculums.

For more information, see the Language Learning page.

Education Reform – learning continuity prioritised

Starting in 2016-2017 academic year, new cycles and programmes were put in place for Primary and Lower Secondary:

  • Cycle 1 : PS, MS, GS
  • Cycle 2 : CP, CE1, CE2
  • Cycle 3 : CM1, CM2, 6ème 
  • Cycle 4 : 5ème, 4ème, 3ème 

More details can be found on the Eduscol website here

Our priority is our students’ success and the programmes for each subject have been built in 3 year cycles to provide continuity throughout the 9 years of compulsory schooling.

The main changes to these programmes are based on continuity and consistency across subjects to allow for improved tracking of student progress.

Cycle 3 joins 6ème with Primary committing to a real transition which contributes to pedagogical and educational continuity between Primary and Lower Secondary. All these pedagogical developments accompany enrichment projects driven by the whole education community which allow a perfect fit between students and the French education system. 

Tracking education from Moyenne Section (MS)

From now on at both Jardine’s and Tseung Kwan O campuses, specific assessments for Early Years have been put in place to provide a broad and easily understandable overview for parents. In addition, reports and an overview of achievements at the end of Grande Section (GS) are used for evaluation and communication of student learning.   

Classes & Subjects

  • Classes in French with advanced English lessons
  • Bilingual classes in French / English
  • Immersive Bilingualism (French/English)
French is the main teaching language with English taught as a second language. See the "Language Learning" page for more details.

French

English

Mathematics

Computing

Social Sciences (Geography, History)

Experimental Sciences

Art & Music

PE

Mandarin (CM1 and CM2)

Teaching is in both French and English. Half the curriculum is taught in French, half in English; the languages are both subjects and teaching languages.

French

English

Mathematics

Computing

Social Sciences (Geography, History)

Experimental Sciences

Art & Music

PE

Mandarin (CM1 and CM2)

An educational project in a naturally bilingual environment. The programme follows the French curriculum and is taught in both languages: French and English.

French

English

Mathematics

Computing

Social Sciences (Geography, History)

Experimental Sciences

Art & Music

PE

Mandarin (from MS)