The Primary education cycle consists of grades P1-5 and the age of the pupils spans from about 6-11 years. At the moment the European School Copenhagen offers grades P1-2, from August 2016 the school will offer grades P1-3, from August 2017 the school will offer grades P1-4 and from August 2018 the school will offer all grades of the primary cycle P1-5.
The European School Copenhagen follows the curriculum set by the European Schools. A general introduction to the three cycles, including the primary education cycle, can be found on the European Schools website at this link.
In the primary school the focus is on mother tongue (L1), mathematics and the first foreign language (L2). Other subjects are art, music, physical education, discovery of the world, religion/ethics and the “European Hours”, where students from the different language sections meet for a variety of activities.
The European School Copenhagen offers the following language subjects at the moment:
L1: Danish and English (L1 is the teaching language in the section)
L2: English, French, German (L2 is the first foreign language, which is taught from grade P1)
An in depth description of the curriculum in the different subjects in the primary education cycle can be found on the European Schools webpage at this link.