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*** Last Day of Half Term: Wednesday 18th October *** First Day Back for All Children: Monday 30th October ***

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Mrs Rivas wins National Teacher Award

Mrs Rivas wins National Teacher Award  1

The curriculum

Languages is a compulsory subject for KS2 under the 2014 New Curriculum. At Sudbury, we learn French both in KS1 and KS2.

 

We aim to provide our pupils with a multicultural understanding and a firm foundation for continued language learning as they progress to secondary education and beyond.

We have a rich and broad curriculum, where the use of authentic resources motivate the pupils and enable them to develop their language skills and their intercultural understanding.

Most of the French units are planned through a CLIL approach (Content and Language Integrated Learning). Linking the school topics to the language lessons allows the students to communicate for practical purposes (KS2 PoS), use higher thinking skills and be immersed in the language.

 

We regularly work on joint projects with our two French partner schools. In addition, we embed a creative range of international activities to provide the children with a window into different cultures and countries, preparing them for life in a global society.

 

Pictures of the pupil's work in French

French across the school

 

 

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

Autumn 1

Fruits

Days of the week

Authentic songs

Greetings

CLIL Hygiene and germs

Authentic stories about la toilette

 

Class instructions

Classroom objects

 

Parts of the body, illnesses

 

Sports and opinions

Introductions

Personality description

Autumn 2

Chez moi

Parts of the house and colours

Months

CLIL Firemen clothing

Occupations

CLIL Egypt

Gods

Monuments

Symbols

 

CLIL Rome

Roman buildings

Directions

 

Food and meals

Healthy living

Victorians:

Introductions

Physical description

Spring 1

Animals

Authentic songs and stories about animals

Weather

Sea topic

«Petit poisson blanc»

 

CLIL Science

Le tri selectif

CLIL Science

La pollution

 

CLIL Science

Recyclage

CLIL Science

Le cycle de l’eau

Spring 2

CLIL Geo

France monuments

French food

CLIL Geo

French Caribbean songs

Easter poems

CLIL Geo

Canada

Shapes and flags

CLIL Geo

Asia

Stories and song

CLIL Geo

Africa

Minibook

Moroccan song

CLIL Geo

Australia

Countries and prepositions

Summer 1

Spring

Authentic finger rhyme and stories

Spring

Authentic songs and stories

CLIL

Vive les livres

Cities in France

Transport

CLIL

My favourite book

Time and routine

Summer 2

Counting 1 to 5

CLIL Science

Plants

Counting to 10

Family members

Introduce my family

Clothes and colour agreement

CLIL WW2

Places in town

Triarama of my city

French cafe

CLIL World of work

 

* CLIL: Content and Language Integrated Learning

The topics listed may change in terms of focus and length depending on pupils’ needs.

 

Useful links

Please see our French blog Français pour loulous to know more about the activities we do in class and to meet our French buddy.

Ask Madame Rivas for the login to LINGUAFUN, a language learning site where children can enjoy practising the language they have learned in class through a variety of fun activities.

If you would like to play more games to help support our learning at school, check the following websites: 

 

Primary games arena

Languages Online

Fun with languages

Crickweb French

Bonjour de France

 

Partner schools

We regularly work on joint projects with our two French partner schools: École Providence (Paris), École Maurice Tollemer (Cherbourg). The children develop fluency in the process of writing letters and recording videos to their pen pals. In addition, school partnerships add an extra dimension to language learning and build intercultural understanding in a real context, as the pupils experience the French culture in first person.

 

Meeting our pen pals from Cherbourg

Celebrating languages

We celebrate languages and diversity all year round. We participate in international projects to mark the European Day of Languages and the International Mother Languages Day. Every year we organise a French language and culture day where the children enjoy art activities, food tasting and a French theatre performance.

European Day of Languages

European Day of Languages cards from an Etwinning International Project

International Mother Languages Day

French Day

Our videos

Toto voyage à Paris

Our French buddy travels to his home town. Bonne découverte de la ville et les monuments!

Les repas de Toto

Our French buddy shows us some French food and drinks. Bon appétit!

Toto voyage à Lille

Notre ami Toto voyage à Lille et nous montre quelques sites touristiques. Bonne visite les enfants!

Toto en Occitanie

Toto en Provence

Notre ami Toto va en Provence. Découvre les coins les plus beaux de Marseille et Aix-en-Provence!

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Annoucements

*** Last Day of Half Term: Wednesday 18th October *** First Day Back for All Children: Monday 30th October ***

Sudbury's Mission Statement

Working together in harmony to develop confident, well-educated learners with healthy minds and bodies, who are independent, resilient, motivated and committed to lifelong learning.

Sudbury's Mission Statement

Working together in harmony to develop confident, well-educated learners with healthy minds and bodies, who are independent, resilient, motivated and committed to lifelong learning.

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