Modern Foreign Languages
Modern Foreign Languages are taught to all children in Key Stage Two via an interactive and fun curriculum. We see this as a way of promoting European awareness, as well as preparing the children for their secondary experiences in this area.
Year 3 learn Spanish and begin by looking at Spanish food and basic greetings. During the year they learn how to ask and answer basic questions and cover numbers and colours. Lessons are very interactive and the focus is on oral work and games.
Year 4 children go on to learn about days, months and dates and then begin to ask and answer questions about their families and pets. Although there is still a focus on oral, interactive work, children begin to write words and short phrases in Spanish.
Year 5 children move on to learn French and follow an online scheme which teaches them about numbers, clothes, colours, body parts, classroom objects and basic weather expressions. Once again, the emphasis is on oral work with many games and role play situations.
Year 6 children continue to learn French and move on to learn about days, months, festivals and dates. Again, whilst the emphasis is on oral, interactive work, the children begin to write simple words and phrases.