French at HCPS is led by Mrs H. Burton
French is taught throughout Key Stage 2 with weekly sessions focusing on speaking, listening, reading and writing. Children are encouraged to enjoy learning to understand and speak a new language. We use games, songs and the Duolingo ICT program to help to embed new vocabulary, and conversation and some reading and writing to help the children to learn about sentence structure. They are introduced to the geography and culture of France with activities such as food tasting and role play.
French is being embedded into the school day with the date in French being displayed in Key Stage 2 classrooms and songs and stories being introduced throughout the week to immerse them in the language. There are French displays around school with French 'missions' for children to complete in their own time to earn rewards. Optional French activities for them to do at home are provided.
There is a French club after school called Kidslingo, which is paid for by parents.
We believe language teaching should be regular, sustained- and fun! It is hoped that children will leave the school with a secure knowledge of basic vocabulary and phrases, an ability to adapt the language using 'sticky knowledge', but overall an enjoyment of the language, at whatever level they are, and a desire to learn more.