At Wood Farm School, we celebrate the many different languages spoken in our school community, and enjoy learning greetings and other words from those of us who come from all around the world.
In Key Stage 2, children also learn French. Pupils are taught to understand, speak, read and write French through an online resource called 'Language Angels'. French is taught by their teacher, using online, interactive resources including pre-recorded native spoken audio, video and a range of fun games, songs and activities.
They explore the French language through a wide variety of everyday topics, such as 'Presenting Myself', 'At the Café', 'My Classroom', 'The Weather' as well as links to other areas of the curriculum, such as 'The Romans', 'The Olympics' and 'Habitats'.
As their understanding develops, pupils begin to hold short conversations, improvising responses using the vocabulary that they have learnt.
What you will see:
Children learning French through engaging, visual resources.
Paired and group work with children learning new vocabulary and trying new language structures with each other.
Children reading French, beginning with identifying written words and moving on to understanding longer passages by decoding known sounds and using their wider understanding with unfamiliar words.
Opportunities for children to write in each unit, beginning with individual words and building up to simple paragraphs.
Children excited by and celebrating their enjoyment of foreign languages, and understanding how important this is for our global world.
What you will hear:
Children listening to and repeating pre-recorded French words delivered by a native speaker.
Children singing songs to learn and rehearse new vocabulary.
French conversations between children and staff within lessons and beyond the classroom.
Please click on the links below to see more detailed information about the French curriculum.