"There are incredible psychological benefits of learning another language. Pupils outscore their non-foreign language learning peers in verbal and maths tests, indicating that learning an additional language is a cognitive activity not just a linguistic one.
Children who grow up learning about languages develop empathy for others and a curiosity for different cultures and ideas. Furthermore, in later years, career opportunities increase for those with additional languages to offer"
Here at Woodsetts Primary we believe that the earlier a child is exposed to a foreign language, the faster the language is acquired.
Children in Key Stage 2 have weekly French lessons, where topics such as greetings, numbers, colours, food and drink are covered in fun and engaging ways.
Each year the whole school participates in a French Day, allowing the children to be immersed in French culture, arts, food and language.
The skills needed to be an international speaker ...
A year ½ international speaker
A year ¾ international speaker
A year 5/6 international speaker
- I can join in with songs and rhymes.
- I can respond to simple commands.
- I can answer with a single word.
- I can answer with a short phrase.
- I can ask a question.
- I can name people.
- I can name places.
- I can name objects.
- I can use set phrases.
- I can choose the right word to complete a phrase.
- I can choose the right word to complete a short sentence.
- I can read and understand single words.
- I can read and understand short phrases.
- I can use simple dictionaries to find the meaning of words.
- I can write single words correctly.
- I can label a picture.
- I can copy a simple word or phrase.
- I can name and describe people.
- I can name and describe a place.
- I can name and describe an object.
- I can have a short conversation saying 3-4 things.
- I can give a response using a short phrase.
- I am starting to speak in sentences.
- I can read and understand a short passage using familiar language.
- I can explain the main points in a short passage
- I can read a passage immediately.
- I can use a bilingual dictionary or glossary to look up new words.
- I can write phrases from memory.
- I can write 2-3 short sentences on a familiar topic.
- I can say what I like/dislike about a familiar topic.
- I can hold a simple conversation with at least 4 exchanges.
- I can use my knowledge of grammar to speak correctly.
- I can understand a short story or factual text and note the main points.
- I can use context to work out unfamiliar words.
- I can write a paragraph of 4-5 sentences.
- I can substitute words of phrases.