Language learning enables young people to express their ideas and thoughts in another language, and to understand and respond to its speakers, which is essential, practical knowledge for all global citizens in the 21st century. More than this, it is about young people exploring the relationship between language and identity, about developing an international outlook and growing into an enhanced understanding of the world and their place within it.
At Aldwyn our pupils learn French with Mademoiselle Kelly and their class teachers in KS2 and there are opportunities to learn Spanish with Yolanda in KS1 and KS2 as part of our extra curricular opportunities. There are also whole school cultural awareness and language learning opportunities through our 'European Day of Languages' and 'French Day'.
Learning at home
Here are some websites with songs, games and stories that we use in our lessons and will help you to practice your French at home.
Our French at Home!
Here are some super examples of French Home Learning in KS2.
Rowan in Year 3 has been working on his numbers from 0-31 as part of our Time topic.
Bastille Day - 14 juillet
This week our KS2 children have been learning about the French National Festival of Bastille Day which dates back to 1789 and the storming of 'La Bastille' prison at school and at home.