Languages at The Willows

Languages are an exciting and fun part of the curriculum at The Willows. Languages are taught in Key Stage Two from Year 3 up to Year 6. As part of the National Curriculum requirements the children will learn how to read, write, listen and speak in a foreign language.

At the Willows we believe languages are an important part of the curriculum as it helps to deepen the children’s understanding of the world. It also allows children to express themselves in another language and communicate with others.

Below is a link the national curriculum.

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/239042/PRIMARY_national_curriculum_-_Languages.pdf

 

The Languages we teach

In our school we are very lucky to learn two languages. Mandarin in Year 4 and French in years 3, 5 and 6.

French:

In Years 3, 5 and 6 the children learn French they learn how to listen, read , write and speak in French. We teach French by singing songs, playing games and learning simple stories.

These are a few examples of topics covered in Key Stage Two:

  • Colours
  • Numbers
  • Greetings
  • Classrooms instructions
  • Animals
  • Foods

 

Along with learning about cultural event s in the French speaking word.

 Below are a few useful websites including games:

 http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primarylanguages/french/

 http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2french.html

 https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/subjects/z39d7ty

 https://www.french-games.net/