MODERN FOREIGN LANGUAGES
Pupils have French for one half an hour lesson per week with Mrs Druett in 2 classes. They are split into 2 sets according to ability.
Pupils have one 1 hour lesson per week in 2 mixed ability classes.
Pupils have two 1 hour lessons per week in 3 mixed ability classes
Pupils have two 1 hour lessons per week in 2 mixed ability classes.
In addition to vocabulary learning and word recognition, many elements of the learning objectives for languages reinforce the curriculum content in Citizenship, Literacy, Mathematics, P.E. and Humanities. French could be taught through these subjects especially. Further to this, the spoken aspect of the subject will boost confidence and self-esteem. Students are encouraged to be increasingly independent in their work. They are encouraged to use resources including the Internet, previous work and their peers for solutions to answers.
The Discovery Project Penfriend Link and the Clermond Twinning Link with France provides authentic contact with French children of similar ages and interests. These initiatives are of particular benefit to Gifted and Talented pupils who have the opportunity to extend their French reading and writing levels as well as speaking and listening. However the Penfriend Scheme is open to all motivated pupils and also demonstrates the inclusion of pupils who need particular help with their literacy skills.
Skills based work on the subject of holidays, countries, opinions, food and drink. In Year 5, lessons will largely be focusing on speaking, listening and reading.
The coursebook EXPO is introduced in Year 6 and, with some exceptions, lessons run concurrently with this course
• Term 1 - French basics - C'est partie!
• Term 2 - Talking about school - En classe!
• Term 3 - Talking about likes/dislikes - J’aime ça!
Students in Year 7 continue with the course book, EXPO, started in Year 6.
· Term 1- Chez moi (At my house)
- On va en ville (Going into town)
· Term 2- Ma journée (My day)
- On s’amuse (Having fun)
· Term 3- Télé où ciné ? (TV or cinema ?)
-Le look (fashion)
Students in Year 8 work from the follow-up course book, EXPO 2, which is differentiated into Rouge (Higher) and Vert (Standard) to support and accommodate learning abilities in all classes.
· Term 1 – Famille et domicile (family and home)
- Temps libre (free time)
· Term 2 – Les sorties (going out)
- Manger et boire (eating and drinking)
· Term 3 – En forme (staying in shape)
Voyages et vacances (trips and holidays