Italian Programme + Cambridge Primary
The international course proposed by the University of Cambridge includes, as a first step of the training curriculum, the Primary program, which is in addition to our Primary school and perfectly matches the Italian ministerial program. It follows a gradual approach in the development of skills and enhances, compared to Italian programs, both the linguistic and scientific fields.
The Vittoria Junior Primary course is designed to merge the two teaching models in the best possible way, enhancing the peculiarities of the two cultures; one of its strong points is the balance between Italian and English. The two languages are taught equally but related to the subjects in order to offer the maximum benefit to the students.
In concrete terms:
Disciplines of linguistic, scientific, mathematical and technological areas
Disciplines of humanities, art and citizenship area
In this way, children will link the Italian language to the rich cultural heritage of which it is the bearer, while learning English in an active way and associating it with content that in the contemporary world is commonly conveyed in English.
This approach, which is anything but difficult, is favoured by the age of the children, who naturally assimilate both the foreign language and the disciplinary contents, especially if supported by a teaching based on flexible methods and techniques.
The team of teachers at our bilingual school, made up of both qualified Italian and bilingual native speakers, accompanies the children in their learning process and strives to enhance their attitudes, respecting their style and learning times.
Another central element of our educational project is full time, thanks to which we have the opportunity to devote more hours to the playful and sensory component of teaching, a pillar of teaching at an early age.
Having more time allows us to deal with disciplinary contents also through play and experimentation, creating authentic situations in which the child, in a spontaneous way, becomes little by little more competent in elaborating emotions and opinions, and in communicating them to others, alternating in a natural way the mother tongue and the foreign language.
The combination of all these factors prepares children both to continue their studies with the subsequent Cambridge Secondary programs and to comply with the Italian school system.