Modern Languages

 

French

Children love learning languages! They pick up new words and phrases much quicker than adults and enjoy playing with new sounds. Learning a foreign language also helps them to understand the grammar and vocabulary of English more deeply.

Every child at Queen Edith from Year 3 upwards has regular French lessons, taught either by their class teacher or a PPA teacher. Through a mixture of games, stories, songs and mini-conversations, we aim for the children to find language learning fun and accessible, while also progressively building up the bank of words and sentences that they can say, understand, read and write. We also liaise closely with Netherhall, our main feeder secondary school, to ensure that the French learning that takes place at Queen Edith offers a strong foundation for secondary languages teaching.

Yearly Overview

The table below shows an overview of the topics taught within each phase. All of the topics will be revisited at different points during the year.

 

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Key Stage 1

 

 

 

Middle Years

Introducing yourself
Numbers 1-12
Body parts
Places in town
Conversation
Animals

Body parts
Colours
Clothing
Calendar
Birthdays
Family

Clothing
Classroom objects
Age
Rooms in the house
Prepositions
Conversation

Later Years

Transport
Countries
Hobbies
Time
Numbers to 100

Town
Directions
Travel
Time
Numbers to 100

Directions
Instruments
Fruit
Numbers to 100
Food and cooking

  

 

Year 4 have been learning the names of pets in French and how to ask questions using "As-tu" and "J'ai".

 

 

 

Policy
To see our Modern Foreign Languages policy please click here.

 

French in the classroom
Last year Year 3 set up a French café to support and apply the children’s learning about food and French conversation.

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

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