The first year of compulsory school in Denmark is kindergarten class and composes an introduction to primary education the purpose being for young children to adapt into the school environment as a safe place for learning and social development.
In the first year of schooling the activities in the everyday school life of the children is carried out by trained pedagogues and teachers and prepares young children for further learning and education.
Children will throughout the activities in the first year of compulsory school reach linguistic, mathematical and scientific competencies. The young children will also be introduced to physical exercises and activities, art and music as a way to express themselves and develop engagement and a sense of community.
There is a particular focus on a playful approach to learning.