Welcome to middle school !
The 6th grade , which concludes cycle 3 (CM1-CM2-6e ), is a pivotal year which requires different adjustments depending on the student’s profile. The aim of the teaching team is to allow for a smooth transition to meet middle school expectations.
An enriched initial curriculum
- 6 hours of English (instead of 4 hours in a public establishment)
- 3 hours of Spanish or German (only starts in 8th grade in a public establishment)
- 2 hours of Mandarin Chinese (optional)
- Up to 2 hours of French as a foreign language for students adapting to the French National education curriculum
- 45mn of Perf’ Maths (rotations)
- 2 hours of support in Mathematics (according to individual needs)
- 45mn of Perf’ Français (rotations)
- 45mn of Voltaire Project (individual online courses)
Focus on general knowledge
- 45mn of Humanities (Classical studies and Mythology, initiation to Latin and Ancient Greek, and History of Religion)
Class Life and Methodology
The weekly school life class time (45mn) with the main teacher will focus on::
- Individual organisation and methodology (homework management and use of the Pronote : online homework software, organisation of their locker, management of the various notebooks, neatness and writing).
- The community life issues (agreement between students, conflict management, joint projects, organisation of outings, proposals for the Student Council, etc.) in collaboration with class representatives and alternate class representatives.
- The Prevention issues (harassment, use of social networks, health, road safety, etc.) led by various participants of middle school life and with specific annual interventions by the 8th district Police Prevention Organisation.
The welcoming of the youngest pupil is essential. The arrival in a new establishment, where the former pupils of CM2 become “the youngest”, can cause anxiety at the start of the school year.
As soon as they arrive, we place emphasis on guidance from older pupils and the practice of joint activities with other age groups to help them take their first steps as middle school students in a warm and family-like atmosphere conducive to the development of each student.