Primary 1 & 2
Our Primary Section 1 and 2 are open for children who turn six/seven years old before 31 August. Our language of instruction is German following the Curriculum of the Canton of Zug.
In Primary 1, pupils learn German writing and reading with the aid of the teaching material Leseschlau. This programme will be familiar to our students as they have worked with Hörschlau in Kindergarten. Our first graders will start with facial expressions of sounds first, which help the students develop their phonological awareness before they learn to read and write with letters. During Primary 2, we work with the teaching material Die Sprachstarken. The acquired knowledge and skills in the fields of reading, writing, listening and speaking are further deepened and expanded.
In mathematics, we use the teaching material Das Zahlenbuch. During Primary 1, we focus on the number range from 0 to 20; this is expanded from 0 to 100 in Primary 2.
Two English lessons and one Science lesson in English are also an integral part of our weekly timetable delivered by native English-speaking teachers. The Science lesson discusses and deals with themes from the area of Mensch und Umwelt in a hands-on based approach and hence supports English language acquisition. All English and Science lessons take place in half-class groups.
Primary 1 commences the portfolio work which will be continued through all grades up to and including Primary 6. The children learn how they can tackle projects themselves and will, incrementally, take over their responsibility for their own learning.
We offer a holistic educational program this includes music, arts and crafts, artistic design and sports. Additionally, our annual Project Week, which is held in age-mixed groups, culminates our versatile and creative learning programmes that we offer.
In Primary 1, students receive a final school report without marks at the end of the school year. There is a parents’ talk to inform the parents about the children’s learning status. In Primary 2, an interim report is given out after the first semester and a final school report is handed over at the end of the school year. Marks are given for the subjects German, Mathematics and Mensch und Umwelt. Additionally, there is one parent talk per school year.