UNDERSTANDING - PERIOD OF SYMBOLIC CONSTRUCTION
Language Development. Beyond becoming familiar with words, this is the stage when we take ownership of written language, building meaning and understanding symbolic systems, reading, writing, creating and imagining.
It is during this stage that children gain the comfort and sufficient numerical fluency to use Mathematics in the world around them. Once the ability to establish relationships and internalize actions emerges, the child is now able to perform mental math and no longer rely solely on actions.
It is hoped that children at this stage begin to develop a consciousness of the collective, to learn how to put themselves in someone else’s shoes, interpret their own feelings and those of others around them, engaging in exchange and collaborating with others.
Cultural capital is the result of a child’s ability to know and connect diverse contexts and cultures, creating his or her cultural repertoire. This includes visiting museums, knowing how to play sports, appreciating the arts, as well as the customs and values of other people and other cultures.
In order to be able to make good choices in the future, it is important to develop children’s sense of autonomy, allowing them to make decisions and participate in the construction of their learning activities.
Portuguese (includes Reading and Composition Workshops)
International Primary Curriculum (IPC)
Geography, Environment and Sustainability
Life Intelligence Lab