If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head.
If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.
Children are taught to develop an interest in learning other languages in a way that is enjoyable and stimulating. We encourage children's confidence and creative skills and strive to stimulate and encourage children's curiosity about language. We help them develop an awareness of cultural differences through the study of language and other countries. Skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing skills necessary to enable children to use and apply their French learning in a variety of contexts and lay the foundations for future language learning are embedded with a well-structured curriculum.
The teaching of French at Lawn Primary provides excitement, enjoyment and challenge for children and teachers, helping to create enthusiastic learners and to develop positive attitudes to language learning through life. Our French curriculum is designed to progressively develop children's skills acquisition, and their ability to use and apply a growing bank of vocabulary organised around topics. Children are encouraged and supported to develop their speaking and listening skills through conversational work, singing activities and games. As confidence and skills grow, children record their work through pictures, captions and sentences. French is taught weekly in all Key Stage 2 classes and greetings during registration and songs are learned in KS1.
Further language development and country appreciation is embraced through celebrating the International Day of Languages each year. This is an opportunity for children and the wider school community to further deepen their knowledge and understanding of the culture, traditions, geography, history of a chosen country or region.