Languages

 

French

“Learning a language enriches the curriculum. It provides excitement, enjoyment and challenge for children and teachers, helping to create enthusiastic learners and to develop positive attitudes to language learning throughout life. The natural links between languages and other areas of the curriculum can enhance the overall teaching and learning experience. The skills, knowledge and understanding gained can make a major contribution to the development of children’s oracy and literacy and to their understanding of their own culture/s and those of others"

Our Specialist Language Teacher is Mrs Craven.

On a Wednesday, Mrs Craven (Specialist Language Teacher) runs an Early Years and KS1 Lunchtime French Club, where the children play games and sing French songs with Camembear. This is a popular club which provides the children with an introduction to the French language. On a Wednesday afternoon, both KS2 classes have a French lesson as part of our Creative Curriculum. The focus is on speaking and listening and gaining confidence in using French converstaional language. After school, Mrs Craven also runs a KS2 Club for children to gain further knowledge and expereince in French culture and language. 

Mrs Craven continually assesses the children's progress in spoken language and this is tracked throughout the year using the school's tracking system. This is also commented on within the children's end of year reports. 

Our goal is to inspire children to love learning about languages through games, songs and stories. 

Our values and beliefs about primary languages

We believe that the learning of a foreign language provides a valuable educational, social and cultural experience for our pupils, enabling them to:

  • Develop key communication skills
  • Extend their knowledge of how language works
  • Acquire the skills and confidence to learn any language at any time in their life
  • Acquire new perspectives on the world
  • Develop their understanding of their own cultures and those of others.

The aims of Primary Languages teaching are to:

  • foster an interest in language learning by introducing children to other languages in a way that is enjoyable and accessible to all pupils;
  • stimulate and encourage children’s curiosity about language and creativity in experimenting with it;
  • support oracy and literacy, and in particular develop speaking and listening skills;
  • help children develop their awareness of cultural similarities and differences;
  • lay the foundations for future language study;

A very useful website is http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/. This website helps bring your learning to life. It presents a series of interesting videoclips. If you use the index for the clips, you will find a section on French that covers a whole range of topics. Click on a topic that interests you and off you go!!

You could also try http://www.primarylanguages.org.uk where there is a section on useful resources for learning languages at primary level.

 

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St Oswald's Worleston Primary School. Church Road, Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 6DP

Tel: 01270 623826 | Email: admin@stoswald-worl.cheshire.sch.uk