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Modern Foreign Languages: French

As part of the National Curriculum, it is now compulsory for children in Key Stage 2 to learn a foreign language. The children in Years 3-6 have regular French lessons taught by teachers who have an expertise in the area.

 

In previous years, the children have had the opportunity to experience a whole school 'French Day', which involved a traditional French breakfast, a chance to dress up and the opportunity to take part in a variety of French learning activities throughout the day.

 

This year we are planning a whole school 'Languages Day'. This will take place during Enrichment Week in the week beginning Monday, 3rd July 2017. More details to follow.

 

The teaching of French at Avenue is vibrant and exciting. We use a variety of techniques to encourage the children to have an active engagement in French these include: games, role-play and songs (particularly action songs). We often use puppets and soft toys to demonstrate conversations. We frequently use mime to accompany new vocabulary in the Foreign Language, as this serves to demonstrate the language without the need for translation. We use a multi-sensory and kinaesthetic approach to teaching, i.e. we try to introduce a physical element into some of the games, as we believe that this serves to reinforce memory. We make the lessons as entertaining and enjoyable as possible, as we realise that this approach serves to develop a positive attitude in the children to the learning of languages.

 

Children at Avenue are taught how to:

  • Listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding
  • Engage in conversations, ask and answer questions, express opinions and respond to those of others, and seek clarification and help
  • Read carefully and show understanding of words, phrases and simple writing
  • Broaden their vocabulary and develop their ability to understand new words that are introduced into familiar written material, including dictionary use
  • Write phrases from memory, and adapt these to create new sentences, expressing their ideas clearly
  • Describe people, places, things and actions in speech and in writing

 

Programme of study :

 

 

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Year 3

Numbers

Greetings

Classroom instructions

Saying your name

Colours

Fruit

Healthy eating

Greetings

Animals

Days of the week

Months of the year

Year 4

Colours

Parts of the body

Zoo animals

Verbs

Christmas

Family members

Pets

Saying what you like/dislike

Weather

Year 5

Directions

Days of the week

What is on the high street?

Christmas

Months of the year

Days of the week

Hobbies

Food

Breakfast

Ingredients

Weather

Where you live

Year 6

Classroom routines

Asking questions

Clothes

Family members

Verbs

Where I live

Adjectives

Rooms of houses

Position

Holidays

Transport

Places to visit


 

 

At Avenue, we include French displays and signage around the school environment.

At Avenue, we include French displays and signage around the school environment. 1
At Avenue, we include French displays and signage around the school environment. 2
At Avenue, we include French displays and signage around the school environment. 3
At Avenue, we include French displays and signage around the school environment. 4
At Avenue, we include French displays and signage around the school environment. 5

Here is some of our written work

Here is some of our written work 1
Here is some of our written work 2
Here is some of our written work 3
Here is some of our written work 4

French Day 2016

French Day 2016 1
French Day 2016 2
French Day 2016 3
French Day 2016 4
French Day 2016 5
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