Key Stage1 and Lower Key Stage 2: FROM DISCOVERIES TO DISCOVERIES
Year 1, 2 and 3
Primary school is made up of 3 classes, on 2 key stage levels.
In Year 1 / 2/3 (Key Stage 1) the emphasis is on learning to read in French. The alphabetic principle being identical in English, the children quickly reach a good level of reading / writing in this language from Key stage 2.
The basic subjects (French/maths) are taught in the morning in French. In the afternoon, it is the subjects of discoveries of the World, Arts and sport which are in English.
This very structured division allows your child to acquire the skills expected by National Education while progressing in English.
WITH YOUR CHILDREN...
“I obtained my school teacher certificate in 2007. After 12 years in public education, I joined NIS in 2019. Thanks to the small number of students in a class and the implemented early learning of languages, I have rediscovered the true values of my job.”
SCHOOL TEACHER/ CAMBRIDGE REFERENT
“I grew up Between Zimbabwe and the United Kingdom, most of my schooling was in England where I also went to University. After many years of travelling, learning and living, I fell in love with everything French ! At NIS since 2020 and learning is still magical.”
Key Stage 2 TEACHER
“After scientific studies in France, I left to live in London. I obtained my teacher’s diploma (PGCE), then went on teaching for 14 years at the prestigious Merchant Taylors’ School. Teaching, languages and general subjects fascinates me. The educational environment offered at NIS is a chance, for students and teachers alike!”
Key Stage 2: DEEPENING
In the Year 4 / Year 5 / Year 6 class (Key stage 2) the English / French alternation takes place according to the discipline and subjects treated. The scope of the concepts covered allows the lexicon to increase rapidly.
An initiation to Spanish is offered in a fun way so to take advantage of the age-related ease of learning.
The cultural and linguistic diversity of the 17 nationalities of our students offers an exceptional openness to the world.