Early Years Programme and Primary Curriculum
Bilingual Education in Early Years and Primary: A bilingual curriculum with French and English activities every day!
TWO LANGUAGES, ALL DAY, SIMULTANEOUSLY
The French curriculum is divided between two class teachers. English is taught 50% of the time from GSM (Year 1) to CM2 (Year 6). Each year group will meet every day with one French teacher, one English teacher and will coordinate with specialty teachers (PE, Language, music).
Bilingual curriculum, International education:
Our school has developed a unique, shared curriculum that encompasses statutory elements of both the French and English curriculums. Pupils benefit from an education in French and in English, thanks to two teachers, one French, and the other English, who work in close partnership.
Our bilingual curriculum is enhanced by creating links between topics, by dividing subjects between teachers and common themes. This is further enhanced by different teaching methods and practices from all over the world, which address critical thinking, collaboration and risk-taking.
We also benefit from specialist teachers with a background in EAL and FLE (English as an additional language and French as an additional language) to support beginners of English and French.
From September 2020, we will be opening our Early Years Programme, for 3 and 4-year-olds.
Modern Learning in Primary:
Modern learning is defined by the way we engage students through differentiated and challenging activities.
Technology, in the Primary section, is used to enhance learning. Pupils sometimes use iPads in class to access resources, showcase their work and understanding through visually attractive presentations. Technology integration allows teachers to differentiate more effectively and enables pupils to work at their own pace and collaborate on projects.
The use of technology, as a tool, empowers pupils to become digital citizens, engaging them in 21st century skills to enhance their learning. Technology is always used under teacher’s supervision.