“ A different language is a different vision of life” – Federico Fellini
On Tuesday 8th January Year 3 were treated to a wonderful French lesson prepared and delivered by Connor, Alexia ( former Ormiston Meadows Academy pupils ) and Faith, Year 9 students from Ormiston Bushfield Academy Bushfield. The Year 9 students are currently studying for GCSE French and are taking part in the languages leaders project.
They taught using a selection of fun and varied French resources. Alfie in Year 3 said ” It was amazing and a lot of fun. I really liked doing the wordsearch to find French words for parts of the body.”
As part of the Primary National Curriculum learning a foreign language has become a requirement for children within KS 2. At Ormiston Meadows all pupils from Year 1 – 6 receive an hour of specialist French teaching every week and EYFS children have a weekly 20 minute introduction to French via songs, rhymes and stories.
At OMA we are passionate about foreign language learning and we aim to develop our pupil’s understanding of what they hear and read, and have an ability to express themselves in speech and writing. They will also extend their knowledge of how language works and explore differences between French and English. We also aim to strengthen their sense of identity through learning about culture in Francophone countries and comparing it with their own culture.
We follow the Tout le monde French scheme of work and enrich it with further appropriate resources. The lessons are designed to motivate children from the first moment and are mainly practical in focus. They have clear, achievable objectives and incorporate different learning styles. SEN children have access to the curriculum through variation of task, grouping or support from an adult.
French lessons provide a variety of sources to model the language, using games and songs to maximise enjoyment and make as many connections to real life situations as possible.
Below is an outline of the coverage of topics within KS2 .
|Year 3||Year 4||Year 5||Year 6|
|Numbers 1-20||Numbers 1- 31||Numbers 1-1000||Sport and activities|
|Classroom language||Pets||More places in a town||Weather|
|Body parts||Days, months, dates||Musical instruments||Environment|
|Clothes||Festivals and celebrations||Describing your personality||Describe how you are feeling|
|Age and birthdays||Describing your house||Fruit and opinions||School|
|Places in a town||Holidays and travel||Food and recipes||Shopping and eating out|
Thank you to the parents who attended our French Cafe event. Our Year 5 and 6 pupils did a wonderful job taking food and drink orders in French. The school choir gave an excellent performance of Alouette and Frere Jacques.
Year 2 performing ” The farmer wants a wife” in French!
Thank you to the Pupils from Ormiston Bushfield Academy for planning and delivering an exciting lesson for our Year 5 pupils
Our Pupils served guest at our French Cafe, using their language skills.