At La Petite Ecole, the French national curriculum is taught in both French and English by two native teachers, for children from the Toute Petite Section (2.5 years old) to Year 2 (7 years old)… In order to ensure high-quality education, the teaching team receives training throughout the year, internally, as well as through their partnership with the Agency for French Education Abroad (AEFE). The school welcomes families from all walks of life. It is open to its host country, its language and its culture.
La Petite École follows the French national curriculum and is structured around four key skill areas:
Mobilising language in all its forms
Acting, expressing themselves, understanding through physical & artistic activity
Gaining basic numeracy skills
Exploring the world
A UNIQUE PROGRAMME TAUGHT IN TWO LANGUAGES
Two teachers take charge of the class: a French-speaking teacher and an English-speaking teacher. Both are graduates and natives of France and of an English-speaking country respectively. They work in tandem to develop a joint learning process, in accordance with the French national curriculum. Our pupils alternate between their French- and English-speaking teachers.
PRINCIPLES & VALUES
innovative school with a child-centred approach that respects the diversity, pace of learning and uniqueness of each child.
is the place – and age – where learning first starts to flourish: each child learns to become autonomous and acquires knowledge and skills by exploring the surrounding environment at their own pace. This initial learning is consolidated in primary school through the fundamental learning cycle.
At La Petite Ecole
we understand that early schooling is crucial to the child's overall understanding of the school system in the long term.
Since the period most conducive to language learning is from birth to 8 years old, we are committed to offering bilingual teaching of the French national curriculum, with equal time dedicated to instruction in French and English. Language learning is an integral part of a child’s day at school, both in the classroom and as part of activities.
The implementation of a free registration system for our various play corners and workshops allows us to better identify the pupils’ profiles and to encourage them to take the initiative, while also arousing their desire to learn. The “settings” created by our teachers arouse our pupils’ curiosity and promote both their autonomy, and interaction and cooperation with other pupils and teachers.
Set yourself up by adapting your environment to your needs:
- Desynchronise learning by offering individual support using technological tools.
- Explain answers or concepts in many different ways, proposing and using various materials to help pupils understand the same idea.
- Provide self-correction aids to make mistakes seem less dramatic.
Research has clearly shown that a pupil’s success depends not only on their “objective” skills, but also on their confidence in their own ability to learn.
We also believe in the need for continuous co-education provided by the family and the school, hence why our pupils’ families are fully integrated into the learning process. This is achieved through various community events organised at the school, parent workshops, communication tools and forums, ensuring a continuous and supplementary education for our pupils.