Welcome to a new exciting year of language learning. This year, I will be teaching French throughout Key Stage 2. If you would like to know more about the coverage each term, take a look at the links below which give an overview of the French Topics to be taught each half term.
If you would like to support your child with their language learning at home, the BBC Primary Languages website has a wide range of resources, games, film clips and songs to look at. Here is the link:
If your child enjoys learning independently using their tablet, I can highly recommend both Duolingo and Babbel as apps to try out at home.
If you have any questions about languages at school, please feel free to contact me.
Learning a foreign language is a liberation from insularity and provides an opening to other cultures. A high-quality languages education should foster pupils’ curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. The teaching should enable pupils to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to its speakers, both in speech and in writing. It should also provide opportunities for them to communicate for practical purposes.
-The National Curriculum in England: Key stages 1 and 2 Framework Document. September 2013
If you are keen to practise French at home there are some brilliant teaching modules on YOUTUBE. The most useful I have found are:
French Essentials Learn French with Alexa
There are over 20 short youtube clips which cover the topics we have been covering in school eg. numbers, days of the week, months, body parts, animals.