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Understanding – Period of symbolic construction

VERBAL ABILITIES
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.

MENTAL OPERATIONS
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.

SOCIALIZATION
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
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.

AUTONOMY
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.

Curriculum

Traditional
Mathematics
Portuguese (including Reading and Writing Workshops)
Writing
History of Brazil
Geography of Brazil
Physical Education
English

International Primary Curriculum (IPC)
World History
Geography, Environment and Sustainability
Natural Sciences

LIV – Life Intelligence Laboratory
Life Skills
Makerspace
Visual Arts
Music

Global Citizenship
Global Citizenship

Others
Reading Workshop
Directed Study
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