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Elementary Curriculum

In the elementary school the curriculum is a bi-lingual model of English/Japanese, based on Canadian bi-lingual schools of English/French. As such, the English curriculum is formed around the Prescribed Learning Outcomes of the British Columbia Curriculum. English based lessons form around 70% of the timetable, with the remaining 30% of the time being taught in Japanese, following the Japanese national curriculum as established by MEXT. International students are able to follow a timetable with less Japanese (two JASL lessons a week), however the school is flexible in this as there are various circumstances; in the past some international families have entered children into the elementary school at AIS, when previously they have attended Japanese pre-schools or kindergartens, and as such their command of Japanese allows them to participate fully in Japanese language based lessons.

There is also a weekly assembly on Friday mornings for elementary school students. These are usually based around themes related to what is going on in the school at that time, for example preparation for Sports Day or the Winter Musical, etc. They are also good opportunities for students to work with younger and/or older peers.

Grade 1

In Grade One of the Elementary School at AIS students begin to follow a bi-lingual curriculum. International students have the option following an all English curriculum (with JASL (Japanese as a second language) lessons twice a week). The make-up of the curriculum is; English Language Arts, Life Science, Mathematics, Physical Education, Art and Music (all in English), plus Japanese Language, Math, Life Science and Violin (in Japanese). The English based subjects are based on the learning prescribed learning outcomes of the British Columbia curriculum. For more information about the curriculum and core texts, please refer to the following links;

British Columbia Grade One Curriculum; Grade One

AIS Mapping per subject;

English Language Arts

Science

Mathematics Math

PE PE

Art Art

Music Music

Overview of core texts used in Grade One lessons; Grade One

Grade 2

In Grade Two of the Elementary School at AIS students continue to follow the bi-lingual curriculum. Again, international students have the option following an all English curriculum (with JASL (Japanese as a second language) lessons twice a week). The make-up of the curriculum is the same as in Grade One; English Language Arts, Life Science, Mathematics, Physical Education, Art and Music (all in English), plus Japanese Language, Math, Life Science and Violin (in Japanese). The English based subjects are based on the learning prescribed learning outcomes of the British Columbia curriculum. For more information about the curriculum and core texts, please refer to the following links;

British Columbia Grade Two Curriculum; Grade Two

AIS Mapping per subject;

English Language Arts

Life Science

Mathematics Math

PE PE

Art Art

Overview of core texts used in Grade Two lessons; Grade Two

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Grade 3

In Grade Three students begin to access the Social Studies Curriculum in both English and Japanese. Therefore the make-up if the timetable differs from the younger classes within the elementary school. Students study; English Language Arts, Life Science, Mathematics, Physical Education, Social Studies, Art and Music (all in English), plus Japanese Language, Math, Life Science, Social Studies and Violin (in Japanese). The English based subjects are based on the learning prescribed learning outcomes of the British Columbia curriculum. For more information about the curriculum and core texts, please refer to the following links;

British Columbia Grade Three Curriculum; Grade Three

AIS Mapping per subject;

English Language Arts

Science

Mathematics Math

PE PE

Art Art

Social Studies

Overview of core texts used in Grade Three lessons; Grade Three

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Grade 4

In Grade Four students continue to access the Social Studies Curriculum in both English and Japanese. Therefore again the make-up if the timetable differs from the younger classes within the elementary school. Students study; English Language Arts, Life Science, Mathematics, Physical Education, Social Studies, Art and Music (all in English), plus Japanese Language, Math, Life Science, Social Studies and Violin (in Japanese). The English based subjects are based on the learning prescribed learning outcomes of the British Columbia curriculum. For more information about the curriculum and core texts, please refer to the following links;

British Columbia Grade Four Curriculum; Grade Four

AIS Mapping per subject;

English Language Arts

Science

Mathematics

PE PE

Art Art

Social Studies

Overview of core texts used in Grade Four lessons; Grade Four

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Grade 5

Students in Grade Five receive the following lessons; English Language Arts, Life Science, Mathematics, Physical Education, Social Studies, Art and Music (all in English), plus Japanese Language, Math, Life Science, Social Studies and Violin (in Japanese). The English based subjects are based on the learning prescribed learning outcomes of the British Columbia curriculum. For more information about the curriculum and core texts, please refer to the following links;

British Columbia Grade Five Curriculum; Grade Five

AIS Mapping per subject

English Language Arts

Science

Mathematics

PE; PE

Art Art

Social Studies

Overview of core texts used in Grade Five lessons; Grade Five

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Grade 6

Students in Grade Six the timetable is the same as in Grade Five, with students receiving the following lessons; English Language Arts, Life Science, Mathematics, Physical Education, Social Studies, Art and Music (all in English), plus Japanese Language, Math, Life Science, Social Studies and Violin (in Japanese). The English based subjects are based on the learning prescribed learning outcomes of the British Columbia curriculum. For more information about the curriculum and core texts, please refer to the following links;

British Columbia Grade Six Curriculum; Grade Six

AIS Mapping per subject

English Language Arts

Science

Mathematics

PE; PE

Art

Social Studies

Overview of core texts used in Grade Six lessons; Grade Six

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