Our intent in Languages is to immerse the children in another language and culture to encourage them to become lifelong language learners.
The focus language at Trimley St Martin Primary School is French, although, the choice of language is secondary to the nurturing of confidence, enthusiasm and a love of languages. Through discrete teaching sessions we aim to facilitate the development of effective and transferrable language learning knowledge and skills that will provide a gateway to the wider world.
Our Languages curriculum is designed to progressively develop children’s skills in languages, through regular discretely taught lessons. Children progressively acquire, use and apply a growing bank of vocabulary organised around topics. Children are encouraged and supported to develop their speaking and listening skills through conversational work, singing activities and games. As confidence and skill grows, children record their work through pictures, captions and sentences.
As we do not have any specialist Language teacher in school we invested in a scheme of work called ‘Rig0lo!’ which provides IWB resources which also supports correct pronunciation. The scheme of work has 12 main units which equates to 1 per half term across Key Stage two.
Key drivers within Language units are:
WHERE ELSE DO THEY SPEAK FRENCH?
TSM singing the days of the week!
TSM singing 11- 20
Heads SHOULDERS KNEES AND TOES
The learning challenges used, to plan and teach Languages, ensure that children are accessing work at age related expectations, with regular opportunities to be challenged through higher-level objectives. Children are assessed according to age related expectations in line with National Curriculum requirements for KS2. This is done in line with the school assessment procedures. This information is recorded and monitored by the subject manager through:
TSM Primary Languages Policy
TSM Primary Langauge Progression Document
Fancy reading some French stories? TAKE A LOOK AT OUR FRENCH BOOK SHELF!
Check out these games and songs on the BBC French Website
FRENCH GAMES . NET
Have a look at these fun games and quizzes all designed to help you learn French.
LIST OF WEBSITES
Take a look at the TSM List of French Websites