At Stella Maris Catholic Primary School, we teach children French in KS2 and hope to make language learning a fun and enjoyable experience that children will go on to develop further at secondary school.
French is taught following the ‘Lightbulb Scheme’ which supports language acquisition incorporating song, games and stories.
We begin with lots of speaking and listening activities, allowing children to use the language in a practical context. Games and role play help to make the lessons fun and often allow children to remember vocabulary and phrases more easily. Lessons include a range of vocabulary and basic language structures which children can use to communicate about everyday topics, such as food and drink, sports, school, family etc.
Opportunities are always taken to celebrate different cultures and their spoken language. This takes place in the form of visitors and celebration days as well as regular opportunities to celebrate the children’s own cultures and languages.