Subject Ambassador: Mr. J. Clarke
Link Academy Councillor: Ms. S. Callaars-De Gruyter
Statement of Intent 2021-2022:
A place where our children, adults and community can grow and thrive rooted in
Kindness, Fellowship and Confidence.
At Stanhope Barrington C of E Primary School, we understand that learning another language gives children the opportunity to develop a positive attitude towards other languages and cultures other than their own. By teaching French, we can learn about not only the language, but the Geography, culture, music and stories of France. The children are taught in exciting and stimulating sessions that gives them the confidence, from an early age, to begin to explore, experiment and enjoy speaking another language. As the children move through school, they develop their French speaking and listening skills before beginning to apply these in writing.
As our school is based in an isolated rural community it is important that we expose them to other cultures and take every opportunity to invite visitors and parents to enhance this curriculum area. Using high quality linguistic resources which expose the children to native French speakers.
Opal Learning Zone
Amethyst Learning Zone
Sapphire Learning Zone
Ruby Learning Zone
Describing Ourselves – During the autumn term, children in Ruby Learning Zone enjoyed learning how to introduce and describe themselves in French. They can say “Bonjour!”, say their age and give a brief description of themselves. They have also looked at French grammar and spelling rules and spotted patterns.
Emerald Learning Zone
Describing Clothes – Emerald have been learning how to describe their clothes. They are now able to tell their friends what they are wearing, if it is small or big and what colour it is. I am so impressed with their progress this half term.
Diamond Learning Zone
Time Travelling – We have been focusing on time travel in French this half term. We have used been using our knowledge of numbers to identify key information from a text. As well as this, we have been learning how verbs can be changed according to the subject. Although some parts were a little tricky, we managed to work very hard to gain a good understanding.
You can view our archived Modern Foreign Languages information on our website.