KIDS READING TOGETHER

The earlier children are exposed to language and literacy through activities like reading and writing, the more likely they are to do well at school. Research has found that kids have an innate ability to acquire the rules of any language – an ability that disappears by adulthood. Once children learn a second language, it is easier for them to understand further language structures, which is why experts say that every new language learning is easier than the one before. Bilingual education in early years benefit kids and help them focus, plan, prioritize and make decisions.

In JK and SK, children spend half their days carrying out their regular activities in French, which creates a natural learning environment.

What will children learn?

See the example themes, books and learning objectives below. Please note that below table is not a complete list of learning materials & objectives. There are more than 30 themes & books and many more concepts covered within a year.

September – December January – March April – June
Themes
  • Back to school 
  • Fall/Winter(characteristics of the seasons)
  • Holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, etc.)
  • Important days (Indigenous Reconciliation, Remembrance Day, etc.)
  • Body parts and their functions
  • The 5 senses with  experiments
  • The universe (name of the planets)
  • Holidays
  • Important days (Black History Month, Family Day, etc.)
  • Wild animals
  • Earth Day (recycle, garbage, compost)
  • Plants (life of a plant with hands-on experiments)
  • Important days (Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, etc)
  • Insects (names, life cycle) & Sea animals
  • Mode of transportation 
Books
  • Le loup qui voulait changer de couleur 
  • La chenille qui fait des trous
  • Les animaux de la jungle
  • Le loup qui n’aimait pas Noël  
  • Les insectes
  • La grenouille qui avait une grande bouche
Reading & Writing
  • Learn the letters of the alphabet (capital and small letters)
  • Associate an object with the same letter
  • Recognize their name in cursive 
  • Recognize their friend’s name in cursive
  • Learn to divide words in syllabic
  • Learn to build words using syllabics
Mathematics
  • Count from 1 to 25
  • Recognize numbers 1-10
  • Sing French songs related to numbers from 1 to 12
  • Count from 1 to 50
  • Recognize numbers 11-19
  • Sing French songs with the ordinal numbers (premier, deuxième)
  • Count from 1 to 70
  • Recognize numbers 20-70
  • Compare quantities: Plus que/ moins que/ autant que
Shapes & Colors
  • Learn the basics in graphism: dot, line, etc.
  • Recognize shapes: circle, square, star, etc.
  • Learn colours in French: red, yellow, blue, orange, purple, brown, etc.
  • Graphism: bridge, spiral, loops, etc.
  • Shapes: triangle, rectangle, oval, crescent, heart etc.
  • Learn how to write letters in cursive
  • Trace, copy words and sentences in French
  • Draw shapes without tracing
  • Write cursive letters and capital letters without tracing
Kids having fun