French at Woodnook begins in Year 3.
Each class in KS2 will have a 30 minute French lesson a week. They will learn through games, songs and conversations. Each child will have a French vocabulary book where they collect important words to help them with French conversation. In upper KS2 the children will be expected to write sentences in French leading to cohesive paragraphs about a given topic.
The teaching of PML 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 upper KS2, in writing. It should also provide opportunities for them to communicate for practical purposes and to learn new ways of thinking. Language teaching should provide the foundation for learning further languages, equipping pupils to study and work in other countries.
Pupil will be taught how to:
- Listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding
- explore the patterns and sounds of language through songs and rhymes and link the spelling, sound and meaning of words
- engage in conversations; ask and answer questions; express opinions and respond to those of other people
- speak in sentences, using familiar vocabulary, phrases and basic language structures
- develop accurate pronunciation and intonation so that others understand when they are reading aloud or using familiar words and phrases
- read carefully and show understanding of words, phrases and simple writing
- appreciate stories, songs, poems and rhymes in the language
- broaden their vocabulary and develop their ability to understand new words that are introduced into familiar written material, including through using a dictionary
- write phrases from memory, and adapt these to create new sentences, to express ideas clearly
- describe people, places, things and actions orally and in writing
September 26th 2016 is The European day of languages. The children will be participating in class in a variety of French activities from Food tasting, learning French songs and playing French games.
A copy of the school overview and French policy can be found below.