BEYOND ACCOMPLISHED: EXPANDING HORIZONS

Upper-Primary

9 - 12 years

Playing to your child’s innate strengths regardless of their age or abilities without competitive pressure. We cultivate thinking outside the box
 

As your child transitions into our Upper Primary 9-12 Program, they develop more abstract thinking, beginning to rely on the work and knowledge that they acquired during their time in our Lower Primary 6-9 Program.

 

This is a time when they become stronger independent learners, refine their skills and build their inner code of ethics and moral order. It is a time of exponential growth much like the period from Birth to age 6.

 

Our Upper Primary 9-12 classroom is designed to keep your child’s spark for learning, providing areas for individual and group projects, a classroom library, and materials suited to guide and support autonomy.

 

During their time in the 9-12 Program, your child will be provided with many opportunities to venture into the community. This approach to education develops a feeling of connectedness to all humanity and encourages your child’s natural desire to make positive contributions to the world in which they live.

 

For a detailed overview of the areas of study that your child
will meet through their time in the program select a topic.

 
 
  • History of language
  • Spoken language – listening and speaking
  • Reading – word level and text level (basic skills)
  • Word study
  • Grammar study for reading fluency – functions of words and grammar boxes
  • Grammar study – detailed study of the verb
  • Grammar study for reading and writing fluency – sentence analysis (simple, compound, complex sentences)
  • Grammar study for writing – study of style
  • Reading and viewing literary texts
  • Reading and viewing factual texts
  • Writing:
    • composing literary and factual texts
    • handwriting and keyboarding
    • spelling
    • punctuation
 
 
  • History of mathematics
  • Numeration systems other than the decimal system
  • Memorisation
    • Review and extension
    • Multiples of numbers
    • LCM (Lowest common multiple), GCF (Greatest Common Factor) and HCF (Highest Common Factor)
    • Divisibility
  • Operations (whole numbers)
    • All operations
    • Multiplication
    • Division
  • Fractions and decimals
    • Fractions review
    • Types of fractions
    • Operations with fractions – unlike denominators
    • Decimals introduction
    • Decimals operations
    • Percentage
  • Powers of numbers
    • Introduction
    • Notations and operations
  • Squaring and cubing
    • Squaring
    • Products of binomial and trinomial squares
    • Square roots
    • Cubing
    • Cube root
  • Algebra
    • Simple linear equations
    • Equations with squares of binomials and trinomials
  • Relative numbers
    • Positive and negative numbers
    • Rational and irrational numbers
    • Repeating and non-repeating decimal numbers
  • Data
    • Collecting, representing and interpreting data
 
 
  • History of geometry
  • History of measurement
  • Solid geometry
  • Plane geometry
    • Constructive triangles
    • Detailed study – fundamental concepts
    • Detailed study – angles
    • Detailed study – circle
  • Symmetry
    • Similarity, congruence and equivalence
    • Insets of equivalence – detailed study
  • Measurement
    • Area of a surface: introduction
    • Volume: solids
    • Length, mass and temperature
 
 
  • Time
    • Extension
    • The great fable of evolution
    • The significance of the coming of humans
    • Society and civilization (2nd level)
    • Migration
  • The study of Australia
    • Australia’s position on the earth
    • Australian physical geography
    • Australian political geography
    • Australian economic geography
  • The study of the world
    • Study of countries other than Autralia
    • Study of the United Nations
  • Study of Australian history and society
    • Australian history
    • Australian citizenship
  • The Earth
    • Map reading and making
    • Universe, solar system and the earth: 2nd level
    • Solar energy and the Earth: 2nd level
    • Movement of the earth: 2nd level
    • The work of air: atmosphere and wind
    • The work of water
 
 
  • The plant kingdom: botany
  • The chemistry of the plant
  • The animal kingdom: zoology
  • Chinese boxes and Tree of Life
  • Human physiology
 
 
  • Introduction to art
  • Elements and principals of design
    • The seven elements of design
    • The seven principles of design
    • Study of colour
    • Skills and techniques, tools and media
    • Sculpture and Ceramics
  • Appreciation of visual arts
    • Art history
    • Artists – life and work
    • Folk art
    • Art projects: drama work and community building
 
 
  • Singing
  • Movement
  • Music theory with Montessori tone bars
  • Composition: percussion
  • Music appreciation
    • Music history and literature
    • Understanding the Orchestra
 
 
  • Role play
  • Drama games
  • History of drama
  • Musical drama
  • Dramatic performance
  • Concert production
  • Related activities
 
 
  • History of dance
  • Principles of movement and choreography
  • Dancing to music
  • Composing
  • Dance styles
  • Appreciation
  • School concert
 
 
  • Language Use: listening and responding, reading and responding, speaking, writing
  • Making Linguistic Connections
  • Moving between cultures
 
 
  • Personal development (incorporating lessons in grace and courtesy)
  • Health awareness
  • Physical Education:
    • Basic physical fitness
    • Sport – ball skills, game skills
    • Staying safe
  • Physical education: a selection of activities
 

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“Going out” is an opportunity for children to awaken their imagination and learn independence.

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The freedom to work and choose a subject area of your interest and research is one of the aspects of my FMS education that I have truly valued.

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Nowadays neuroscientists confirm the notion that “hands are the tools of human intelligence”.

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From the Students
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Students in our Upper Primary 9-12 Program share their experiences from their time at FMS.

Immersion Experiences

All the World's a Stage
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Students in our 9-12 Years program were lured into the world of Shakespeare through drama and song.

 

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3 – 6 years

 

Lower Primary

6 – 9 years

 

Upper Primary

9 – 12 years