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French

Bonjour a tous. Bienvenue!

Dans notre ecole, nous apprenons français.

 

“One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way.” – Frank Smith

 

The class teachers teach French language to each class in KS2. French culture is embedded within these lessons.

At Amesbury, we strive to teach French in a way that promotes a life-long love of learning languages. Our pupils learn to listen, understand and respond to spoken language first, as we believe it is of utmost importance for our pupils to build on their oracy skills. Listening, repeating and practising French language in a similar way to learning English. Then they learn how to express their ideas in writing. Pupils learn grammatical structures necessary to develop their language learning skills and support the study of languages in Key Stage 3.

In order to explore the patterns and sounds of the language, throughout KS2, pupils are introduced to stories, songs and poems in French, including those from a range of Francophone countries around the world. Elements of the history and geography of French-speaking countries are also incorporated into the language learning process to enhance the learning experience.

 ‘Learning a foreign language is a liberation from insularity and provides an opening to other cultures. A high-quality languages education should foster pupil’s curiosity with the world’. Languages Programmes of Study, 2013.

If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.
‒Nelson Mandela

Looking for ideas how to support learning French at home? Try borrowing French picture books from your local library or You Tube has lots of children-friendly French stories and songs to watch. Also there are lots of websites and apps you can use; some suggestions are:

Mon encyclopedie interactive Dokeo (My Amazing Learning Library)

Jeux  Pour Lire avec Sami et Julie

Je lis aet j'ecris (I read and I write)

Duolingo

Memrise

Busuu

Babbel

Gus on the Go

Early Lingo French leanring Lianguage for Kids

LingoDeer

 

Term Order of French Topics

Year 3 
Getting to know you
All about me
Food Glorious Food
Family and Friends
Our School
Time

Year 4
All around town
On the move
Going shopping
Where in the world?
What’s the time?
Holidays and Hobbies

Year 5

Getting to know you
All about ourselves
That’s Tasty!
Family and Friends
School life
Time travelling

Year 6  
Let’s visit a French Town
Let’s go shopping
This is France
All in a day

Consolidation of KS2 French

Bastille Day 14th July all ks2 do Bastille Day activities.