MFL - French
Mrs Levey leads the teaching of French in school and the school is excited to be taking part in an Erasmus project to develop French further in school. October of 2017 will also see our Year 5 and 6 children taking part in our second French residential trip, which we are all looking forward to!
Reception - Year 2
Key Stage One have a fortnightly French assembly where we learn key vocabulary and songs. We aim for our children to develop an appreciation of songs and stories in French throughout their time at the school. We sometimes do the register, date and weather in French in our classes too.
Key Stage 2
Key Stage Two also take part in the French assemblies. In addition to French assemblies, Key Stage 2 have weekly French lessons where we aim to develop a love of languages and an understanding of other cultures alongside language development.
In Year 3 we focus on learning to introduce themselves, ask questions and respond appropriately. They listen and respond to French and learn the days of the week, colours, numbers to twenty and the French alphabet. Their focus is on aiming to have a short dialogue confidently in French with some opportunities to begin writing in French.
Year 4 develop more skills in responding to classroom instructions and classroom objects. With a greater emphasis on beginning to write simple French sentences, they also begin to describe family members and places in a town. Children begin to develop dictionary skills in Year 4.
Year 5 and 6
With a focus on writing grammatically correct sentences, Year 5 and 6 will learn about school subjects and giving opinions, foods, weather and clothing. Our older children will also begin to learn more about verbs in French.