Supporting preschool education
This academic year, the school will be completing projects financed by the European Union, specifically from the European Structural and Investment funds (ESI funds) involved in Operational Programme Research, Development and Education. This project, called “Supporting our preschool education” form 1, registration n.: CZ.02.3.68/0.0/0.0/16_022/0003068 is dedicated to professional development of teachers and increasing quality of preschool education including easing the transition between preschool and school for children.
Children's group iSchool - continuing project
om 1st July 2020, the school as an independent non-profit organisation initiated the second project calle Children's group ISCHOOL - continuing project, registration n. CZ.03.1.51/0.0/0.0/19_101/0016932. This project is financed by the European Union from the European Social Fund (ESF) aimed at the Operational Programme Employment. The content and aim of this second project is to continue offering high quality care for children from 1 to 3 years old and thus help parents with their work / life balance.
Individual financial support: COVID-19
In 2020 our school has received funding from the regional authority in the total amount of 195 000 CZK to partly cover operations and teachers salaries during the difficult period when the school was closed for daily attendance of pupils. British school in Olomouc funds its operations from private tuition from parents. After the school closure in Spring 2020 we had to return part of the tuition back to parents. This extra funding helped us to cover partially this significant loss in revenues.
Financial support towards Cambridge Fees
The Statutory City of Olomouc contributed CZK 24,000 to the school in 2022 to co-finance the licence for the Cambridge Primary foreign educational programme. Each year the school pays Cambridge Assessment cca 3500 GBP to use the Cambridge curriculum and all the resources supporting the work of teachers.
In 2020 our school received a financial grant from the Olomouc region authority. These funds were used to build a new playground for both preschool and school children. The funding (270CZK) was used to install a new playground castle, swing, new larger sand pit and an interactive train structure.
We founded iSchool many years ago being convinced that teaching children is our calling and duty.
Jolly Phonics is an engaging way to teach children pre -reading and pre -writing skills using phonics. Phonics is the teaching of the sounds that letters make, rather than the names of letters that are taught in the alphabet, because it is the sounds that are useful for reading and writing, not the names. These sounds are taught in a systematic way, alongside all of the skills needed for being a fluent reader and writer in future. Jolly Phonics also teaches all of this in a fun and engaging way, through characters, stories, actions, songs and games! To read more about Jolly Phonics, clickhere.
ORT is a reading scheme which has been developed to help children learn to read from the age of 4. This scheme is used by a vast majority of preschools and schools in the UK and around the world.ORT includes popular characters and illustrations such as Biff, Chip and Kipper, Floppy, Wordless Stories and easy regular word books to capture children’s imagination and interest and help them develop their pre reading skills. It is an excellent way to practise the skills learned through the Jolly Phonics Programme..
Cambridge Primary ENGLISH promotes an enquiry-based approach, developing learners’ confidence, creativity and intellectual engagement. Learners develop English skills that they can apply to a range of different purposes and audiences in everyday situations and in study.
We teach English as a first language. Pupils that are only starting to learn English or need some additional support are allocated to our intensive English as a Second Language (ESL) programme.More about Cambridge Primary English
Cambridge Primary MATHEMATICS focuses on principles, patterns, systems, functions and relationships so that learners can apply their mathematical knowledge and develop a holistic understanding of the subject. Knowing your times tables facts without practical application and without developing alongside some good problem solving skills is not that helpful - in our school, we make sure our pupils know why they are learning it and how they can use the specific knowledge and skill.More about Cambridge Primary Maths
This subject develops the skills of research, analysis, evaluation, reflection, collaboration and communication. We focus on developing pupils’ transferable skills that will be essential for success in their other subjects, higher education and work life. Pupils work on ‘challenges’ throughout the year. These can include but are not limited to topics such as:
Ty mohou mimo jiné zahrnovat témata jako například:
For more information about each subject, please see here.