In Key Stage 2, our pupils have the opportunity to learn French as an additional language. Our approach is to make learning a new language fun! Young pupils are very receptive to learning a new language; they like to mimic pronunciation and they can easily pick up and duplicate new sounds. They feel a real sense of accomplishment when they learn to say something new. Repetition and practice are essential in learning a new language so songs and games such as ‘Simple Simon Says’ and ‘What’s in the bag?’ will be used.
French is taught as a discrete subject on the timetable but we will also integrate the foreign language into the everyday routine e.g. answering the register. This will excite their curiosity and may help them with choices of what to study at their next schools.
In Lower Key Stage 2, the children start by learning how to have short conversations with each other and learning short phrases. In Upper Key Stage 2, the children start to use their reading skills to read short phrases and sentences. They also start to use aspects of grammar in order to write short sentences and say them out loud.