MFL at St Georges
At St. Georges, we teach French as the Modern Foreign Language at KS2. Despite it only being statutory for KS2, we also teach it to our year 2 children - who thoroughly enjoy it - and an early start to learning languages benefits tremendously.
French is taught by Mrs Sohier across the Key Stage and children greet her around school with the French phrases they have been taught!
Children learn the language through different media, these include: games, songs, written work, stories, use of maps and French artefacts. Albert and Annick are twin bears who accompany Mrs Sohier each lesson.
On the first Tuesday of every month, we hold a French-themed breakfast where children have the opportunity to try a continental-style breakfast such as: croissants, pain-au-chocolat, brioche, ham, cheese and pate.
Within years 2 and 4, one of the sessions is planned for children to fully immerse themselves in the language. They are invited to wear red, white and blue; they taste different foods from France; they read French magazines and newspapers and listen to French music.
Numbers and Colours linked to the cross curricular theme: PIRATES
Weather and Seasons
Days and Months
Greetings and Classroom Instructions
Feelings and our birthdays
Using Numbers from 11-20
Including a French food tasting day in costume
French Alphabet and exploration of French texts.
Working with numbers up to and beyond 100
Geography of France.
Schooling in France.
Similarities and differences.
Independently researching famous landmarks in PARIS.
Telling the time and working with parts of the day.
Consolidation of all our French knowledge before moving to KS3.
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