Modern Foreign Languages
Coordinator: Mrs McAuley (currently in Paris on sabbatical)
French is taught at our school and the children learn a variety of ways to express themselves, through speaking, listening, reading and writing activities. Wherever possible, French is taught kinaesthetically to engage and immerse the children in the language and their learning. French is taught discretely during the school week and teachers re-visit what the children are learning across each week to reinforce and practise.
By the time children leave our school, they will have developed their French vocabulary and will be able to apply this in spoken and written sentences linked to real life contexts. The children will also acquire a knowledge and understanding of aspects of French culture.
Our aim is not to develop children as fluent French speakers but to develop their interest in languages so that they are motivated and ready to progress their learning at secondary school.
In Mrs McAuley's absence, Mr Templeman is keeping a keen eye on ensuring that French is taught across all year groups and has been a fantastic source of support for other teachers.