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 the basic understanding of symbolic systems: reading, writing, creating and imagining.
During this stage children gain comfort and sufficient numerical fluency to apply Mathematics to the world around them. Once the ability to establish relationships and internalize actions emerges, the child is able to perform mental Math and no longer rely solely on actions.
It is expected that children at this stage begin to develop a consciousness of the collective. They learn how to put themselves in someone else’s shoe; to interpret their own feelings and those of others around them. Engaging in exchange and collaborating with others are the ways we come to know ourselves and how to get along with others.
Cultural capital is the result of a child’s ability to know and connect diverse contexts and cultures, creating their cultural repertoire. This includes visiting museums, knowing how to play sports, appreciating art, besides habits and values of other people and cultures.
It is important to allow children to develop a sense of autonomy so they are able to make good choices in the future. We allow them to make decisions and participate in the construction of their learning activities.
Portuguese (including Reading and Writing Workshops)
History of Brazil
Geography of Brazil
International Primary Curriculum (IPC)
Geography, Environment and Sustainability
LIV – Life Intelligence Laboratory
Programming (4th and 5th grades)
At this stage, children claim the world of writing, gain numerical comfort and fluency, begin to develop a collective consciousness, to form their cultural capital and to gain autonomy