The Primary school cycle lasts 5 years in the European School system. Classes 1-5 of the primary school can be compared to groups 3-7 in the Dutch education system. The basis for our school curriculum is the established curriculum of the European Schools. All curriculum documents can be found on the official website of the European Schools (LINK HERE). All pupils in the English, French, German and Spanish language sections also receive lessons in Dutch as a foreign language. Within the European Schools system there is no official curriculum for Dutch as a foreign language however we have developed a curriculum which is available here (LINK).
All language sections, as well as the mother tongue classes, start with the methodical acquisition of basic language, reading and writing skills when pupils are in the first year of the Primary cycle.