Languages

We strongly believe that the study of Languages prepares pupils to participate in a rapidly changing, multi-cultural world and provides an opening to other cultures. The teaching should enable children to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to its speakers, both in speech and in writing. A high-quality languages education should foster children’s curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. They learn how to employ languages to enable rapid access to ideas and experiences from a wide range of people, communities and cultures encouraging new ways of thinking.  Languages is also about the broader curriculum – about understanding language and identity, about developing an international outlook, and about learning. Language teaching should provide the foundation for learning further languages, equipping children to study and work in other countries.

Aims

  • To develop an interest in learning other languages.
  • To introduce young children to another language in a way that is enjoyable and stimulating.
  • To encourage children’s confidence and creative skills through the exploration of another language.
  • To stimulate and encourage children’s curiosity about language.
  • To help children develop their awareness of cultural differences in other countries.
  • To develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills.
  • To lay the foundations for future language learning.

 

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Year 3

Greetings and name

Name

Greetings

Family

Numbers 0-12

Age

Le navet énorme

Le fermier dans son pré

Numbers 11-20

Favourite playground games

Look at me

Months

Party invitations

Party games

Body parts

Colours

Combining body parts and colours

Describing a monster

Mon monstre

Year 4

On the way to school

Where in the world is French spoken?

On our travels

Weather

Numbers 21-30

Dates

Pocket money

L’argent de poche

Likes and dislikes

C’est combien?

Toy advert

Our sporting lives

Diary of activities

Our sporting lives

Healthy eating

The four friends

Meet the animals phonic focus

Animal sounds

Animal habitats

Animal descriptions

Year 5

On the way to school

Features in the locality

Journey to school

More journey to school

Directions

Celebrations

Lunchtime

Food likes and dislikes

Building sentences

Food for a celebration

Introducing the planets

Describing the planets

Describing the planets

Distance from the sun

Making compound sentences

Preparing a presentation

Months and seasons

Weather and seasons

Joining in a poem

Seasonal colours

Conscience alley

Beach scene

Bringing a picture to life

Writing a description

Class poem

Individual poem

Year 6

What’s the time?

French schools

Places in our school

Tour of our school

Time

School times and subjects

School timetable

Then and Now

Places in town, sentence building

That’s a date

Then and now

Find the difference

Then and now

A guide for tourists

Café conundrum

The café song

Regional food

Choosing an ice-cream

Monter un café