At St Peters our choice of Modern foreign language is French. We believe that every child should be given the opportunity to acquire understanding in a modern foreign language and explore new languages in a fun and creative way. The children will be taking part in various activities to explore the language and aspects of French culture. We aim to enthuse children in MFL lessons and build a love of the language.
The children will be working on their fluency in the language, communication and pronunciation. Some of the topics we will be covering through Year 3 and 4 will include greetings, numbers, colours, animals, people and weather. The children will also be taught how to engage in short conversation with their peers and begin to understand simple grammar used within French.
We believe that the early acquisition of a foreign language enhances and reinforces the learning and development of other areas of the curriculum.
- To develop pupil language communication and literacy skills.
- To develop linguistic competence and extend knowledge of how language works and to explore the differences and similarities between languages.
- To enhance pupil awareness of the multilingual and multicultural world and introduce an international dimension to their learning.
- To provide a medium for cross-curricular links and the reinforcement of knowledge, skills and understanding developed in other subjects.
Below are some useful websites, resources and apps which can be used to support children’s language learning. However the following list is not exhaustive.
BBC Primary Languages. http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primarylanguages/french/
Lightbulb languages. http://lightbulblanguages.co.uk/resources-primary.htm
Primary Games. http://primarygamesarena.com/Subjects/French
YouTube clips: Alain le Lait, Les numeros, Les fruits, Les poissons, Les couleurs, Je parle à mon chien, etc, El pollito pio. La legends des cloches de Paques. Dansons les cappucines French cats.
Apps Duolingo, Memrise, Busuu, Yakit kids
If you wish to speak to the co-ordinator of Modern Foreign Languages then please contact Mr Matthew Doxford.