La Petite Ecole Francaise (or, The Little French School!)
Over the last fifteen years, our classes have proved extremely popular and have developed a loyal following in many schools. Whilst it is now a Government requirement for primary schools to provide foreign language teaching on the curriculum, our classes have remained popular.
We believe that this is due to a variety of factors:
small class sizes and a focus upon the needs of each individual child;
a fun and active style of teaching;
classes led in French by teachers for whom French is their Ã¢Ã¢'¬Ã "mother tongueÃ¢Ã¢'¬Ã (or equivalent); and
structured learning which gives a clear sense of progression to each child.
Our classes are also seen to be complementary to the curriculum on offer (in schools that provide French); are a valuable method of extending the skills of more able pupils; and are a way of French-speaking families staying in touch with their mother tongue.
All these factors combine to help us to achieve our aim: to give each student the confidence to become fully self-expressed in a foreign language.
The benefits of learning a foreign language at an early age are numerous. We support the view that the brain is like a muscle, capable of growth and that learning a foreign language can exercise certain crucial areas and increase the overall scope and performance of the student.
If you are looking for ideas to keep the children busy throughout the Christmas holidays, or the kids want some ideas and inspiration for cards and gifts them take a look at our Winter KidsZone. Jam packed full of fun ideas that everyone can get involved in! Activities for indoors and out - some are messy, some are not! What are you waiting for?!?!
We all know that the festive period is a time for giving, spending time as a family and for over indulging, and we are here to help! Our Christmas recipe section has lots of tasty treats to satisfy the sweet and savoury cravings of the whole family. Get busy in the kitchen with the kids and enjoy some delicious food together this Christmas.