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The focus is on developing language skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing. The progress of all pupils is monitored by our teachers on a weekly basis and annually using the “Suffolk Reading Test”. This helps define a pupil’s level of English according to age against a set of criteria so that we can ensure that your child is given the help they need with the appropriate teaching support.

Lesson content and methodology is based on the English National Curriculum. We have one library in every school from which the children are encouraged to choose and borrow their own book.

Weekly programme

The weekly programme is available from CP to CM2. Lessons take place every Wednesday afternoon for 2 and a half hours at Lucie Aubrac Primary School in Colomiers. Classes run from 13:00 to 15:30 although due to increased demand we also have a class running from 16:00 to 18:30. This scheme is NOT a club and parents also play an important role in their child’s learning and development.

We have a class helper who along with the teacher ensures that each child is making progress in reading. Each week your child will be given some homework and a reading book that should be completed for the following week. You will also be given a reading record book that you should sign to say your child has completed the book.

Click here for the 2020-21 weekly programme protocol.

Integrated programme

Great care is taken to enable your child’s first steps into a bilingual environment and to take full advantage of both the French and British curriculums that will challenge them over their school careers and beyond. Children are encouraged to be polite, courteous and caring members of their class and school community and to play well with children from other classes in our host schools at playtimes.

In the integrated programme, pupils are schooled full time at the Lucie Aubrac school in Colomiers and have four hours of English lessons per week, incorporated mainly into the standard French Primary timetable. Sometimes, one or two of the four hours may be taught during a lunch break. This programme is available from CP to CM2.

Lesson content and methodology are based on the English National Curriculum but respecting our bilingual and bicultural context.

Click here for the 2020-21 integrated programme protocol.