Mastery of the French language and the first elements of mathematics are the priority objectives of elementary school to enable students to access the fundamental tools of knowledge. From the early primary classes, students discover reading and handwriting – The school takes into account the plurality and diversity of each student’s abilities. In addition to reasoning and intellectual reflection, the sense of observation, the liking for experimentation, sensitivity, motor skills and creative imagination are developed.
Evaluations make it possible to assess each student’s progress against the objectives set out in the programmes. Based on this observation, teachers provide assistance to students who need it.
Support systems supplement compulsory education in elementary school. Schoolchildren can benefit from supplementary educational activities (APC), hours of reinforcement in a foreign language (French or English). These procedures promote academic success for all.
At the Lycée Français in Lagos, the fifteen elementary classes (CP, CE1, CE2, CM1, CM2) are approved.
The elementary school welcomes children between the age of 6 and 11. The child starts primary school in September of the year of his sixth birthday.
Grade 2 Fundamental Learning
CP grade one 6 years
CE1 grade two 7 years
CE2 grade three 8 years
Cycle 3 Reinforcement of knowledge
CM1 grade four 9 years
CM2 grade five 10 years
Sixième grade six (jss1) 11 years
The grade one classes operate under a “traditional” system: 1 teacher/1 class. The grade one class being the class for learning reading and handwriting, the children are placed in a secure, customised system and the small numbers allow them to enter into their basic learning –
From CP to CM2, the children are taught in French. 5 hours of English are included in each student’s timetable, as co-teaching. This co-teaching enables a link between learning and skills so that the child enjoys a dynamic and interdisciplinary study of the language.