We all know that exposing children to other languages at an early age helps their cognitive development.
At Queen Edith we believe that by learning a foreign language from Year 3, children can also understand English grammar and its vocabulary more deeply, while at the same time being exposed to a new culture.
Our children are very excited about learning French through games, songs and mini conversations.
French is taught once a week . After each new topic, the children transfer what they have learnt into a personalised booklet that stays with them from Year 3 to Year 6, so that they can keep consolidating their knowledge.
The table below outlines the key topic areas taught in French lessons each term:
Autumn Spring Summer Y3 Greetings. Numbers 1-10. Body Parts Colours. Clothes. Places in Town Classroom Objects. Weather Y4 Colours & Animals. Calendar & Birthdays Family Members Rooms & Furniture. Dictionaries. Conversations Y5 Transport, Countries Town, Directions Instruments, Alphabet, Conversation and Revision Y6 Hobbies, Travel and using ‘Je voudrais’ Time, Describing People, Fruit and Numbers Food, Cooking, Conversation and Revision