Parish of St Mary Magdalene & St David
We are part of
The Czech School offers supplementary education in Czech for Czech-speaking school-age children living in the UK. The school follows the Czech National Curriculum in order that the children can complete the yearly exams in Czech language and history.
Most of our children are from bilingual families with one parent being a native speaker of Czech. The children attend their English schools throughout the week and come to us on Saturday to learn, share and have fun together in an environment which is exclusively Czech. We work with textbooks used in Czech classrooms (Nova skola publishing house) and follow the Framework Educational Programme (RVP) for Elementary Education.
Who is it for
Our school is for bilingual children who speak Czech and English. Regrettably we are unable to accept children whose Czech falls considerably below an expected standard for their age group. To benefit from our schooling, children need to understand Czech and speak/respond adequately for their age.
Currently the school offers the 0, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th year of Czech primary school, with teachers guiding the children in reading, writing and counting in Czech. To enter the first year of school the children need to have completed the British reception class and pass an enrolment test.
Our aim :
- Improve the fluency and confidence of the children in their second mother tongue
- Teach children reading and writing and develop their speaking and listening skills
- Familiarise the children with the wider use of the Czech language
- Support parents in preparation for examinations required by Czech law (rozdilove zkousky)
- Make children aware of Czech culture and customs
0. ročník (reception), 1. třída (1st year)
St Mary Magdalene Church
Holloway Road, London N7 8LT
Czech School - 2. třída (2nd year), 3. třída (3rd year), 4. třída (4th year)
St Mary Magdalene Academy
Liverpool Road, London N7 8PG
Dates and Time
The school takes place on Saturday mornings from 10.30 am till 1.30 pm, with the school dates following the British school terms.
Autumn term 2012:
8.9. – 20.10./ 7 Saturdays
Camp Windsor – 27.10. – 30.10.
10.11. – 24.11. + 8.12./ 4 Saturdays
Spring term 2013:
12.1. – 9.2./ 5 Saturdays
Living museum 16.2. or workshop in the Czech Centre
2.3. – 23.3./ 4 Saturdays
Summer term 2013:
20.4. – 18.5./ 5 Saturdays
1.6. Children's day - workshop Kouzelna baterka
8.6. – 13.7./ 6 Saturdays
14.7. Summer Party
10.30 am – 1.30 pm
10.30 – 11.15 am 1 st lesson
11.15 – 11.30 am break
11.30 – 12.15 pm 2nd lesson
12.15 – 12.35 pm lunch break
12.35 – 1.30 pm 3 rd lesson
Who is who
Children will be also working with a speach therapist.
All children should be in class by 10.30 am to allow for a timely start to our lessons. Any latecomers arriving after 10.40 am should wait till the next available break so as not to disturb the lesson. Children should bring with them a packed lunch and drink.
Textbooks and exercise books will be provided by the school on their successful enrolment and children need to bring them to each class together with pen and pencils. Parents are expected to ensure that their children do any homework given.
Enrolment and Prices
Framework Educational Programme / Ramcovy vzdelavaci program
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