Learning French at St Ambrose
Our aim is that by the end of Year 6 pupils should be able to:
- listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding
- explore the patterns and sounds of language through songs and rhymes and link the spelling, sound and meaning of words
- engage in conversations; ask and answer questions; express opinions and respond to those of others; seek clarification and help*
- speak in sentences, using familiar vocabulary, phrases and basic language structures
- develop accurate pronunciation and intonation so that others understand when they are reading aloud or using familiar words and phrases*
- present ideas and information orally to a range of audiences*
- read carefully and show understanding of words, phrases and simple writing
- appreciate stories, songs, poems and rhymes in the language
- broaden their vocabulary and develop their ability to understand new words that are introduced into familiar written material, including through using a dictionary
- write phrases from memory, and adapt these to create new sentences, to express ideas clearly
- describe people, places, things and actions orally* and in writing
- understand basic grammar appropriate to the language being studied, including (where relevant): feminine, masculine and neuter forms and the conjugation of high-frequency verbs; key features and patterns of the language; how to apply these, for instance, to build sentences; and how these differ from or are similar to English.
We follow the Lightbulb Languages Programme of Study to deliver French. This can be found at:
Year 5 have been describing their journeys to school. We made a human sentence.
'Quand je vais a l'ecole, je passe devant le parc'
Years 4, 5 and 6 have enjoyed making greeting cards to give to their families.
We have worked closely with Barlow RC High school, to deliver French Activity Days for our Key Stage 2 pupils. The children have enjoyed role plays, sampling French food and playing French games.
In addition to French, we celebrate the rich variety of languages our children speak at home: