Modern Foreign Languages - French at OGPS
Nous avons investi dans une institutrice spécialisée en français qui enseigne tous les enfants de l’école. En conséquence, le niveau des enfants en français compris, parlé et écrit est élevé. Chaque année, les enfants développent leurs connaissances ce qui fait qu’ils partent de la 6ème année avec beaucoup d’assurance, prêt à exceller à l’école secondaire.
“Learning a foreign language is a liberation from insularity and provides an opening to other cultures.” National Curriculum 2014.
At OGPS, we aim to:
1. Understand and respond to spoken and written language from a variety of authentic sources
2. Speak with increasing confidence, fluency and spontaneity, finding ways of communicating what they want to say, including through discussion and asking questions, and continually improving the accuracy of their pronunciation and intonation.
3. Can write at varying length, for different purposes and audiences, using the variety of grammatical structures that they have learnt.
4. Discover and develop an appreciation of a range of writing in the language studied.
Children from Years 1 to 6 are taught French weekly by a specialist languages teacher. The planning in French follows the learning objectives of the Key Stage 2 Framework for Languages and reflect the four skills required to learn a language (Speaking and Listening, Reading and Writing). There is also a focus on cultural understanding which is as much important. French is taught weekly across the school from Reception to Year 6. Each year group covers a number of topics. All lessons show progression between year groups and also ensure a good transition from year 6 to secondary schools.
In French lessons, we use a variety of resources to facilitate their learning and make it more enjoyable. Children have access to a range of authentic texts including picture books, songs and rhymes. They also use a series of sorting and matching cards (pictures, words and sentences) and a range of technology (video and audio recording, interactive activities and videos).
Lessons covering a specific topic consist of introducing the new vocabulary, practising it through a series of oral and written activities and finishing with children producing an oral presentation (conversation, role-play, interview, presentation, performing a song or a poem) or a written task (letter, description, poster, leaflet, advert).
We believe that learning a foreign language fosters the children’s curiosity and deepens their understanding of the world. It allows for children to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to its speakers, both in speech and in writing.
Here are some websites you can use at home too to help you improve your understanding of French...
Games to Learn French:
French books to read online: