French

 
French
 
At Linthorpe Community Primary School, we teach a modern foreign language (MFL), currently French, to all children in KS2. We believe that children enjoy learning a new language and that the earlier a child is exposed to a foreign language, the faster the language in question is acquired. It is widely believed that the early acquisition of a foreign language facilitates the learning of other foreign languages later in life.
 
The learning of a foreign language provides a valuable educational, social and cultural experience for the pupils. Pupils develop communication and literacy skills that lay the foundation for future language learning. They develop linguistic competence, extend their knowledge of how language works and explore differences and similarities between French and English.
 
Another key idea which we believe is that learning another language raises awareness of the multilingual and multicultural world and introduces an international dimension to pupils' learning, giving them an insight into their own culture and those of others. The learning of a foreign language provides a medium for cross-curricular links and for reinforcement of knowledge, skills and understanding developed in other subjects.
 
 
Online games and useful websites:
 
 
 
 
Online well-known stories:
Listening to well-known stories in French is a useful tool for language development. Children can often pick up words which they know in French, such as colours and numbers. Due to the fact that the children already know the story in English, they can often predict what the French words may mean.
Little Brown Bear:
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The Very Busy Spider:
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar:
 
 
 
Songs:
Singing songs can help with acquiring a new language. Songs often repeat key words and phrases which is helpful to children when developing new language.
Try watching and joining in with some of these songs.
 
Head, shoulders, knees and toes:
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Numbers:
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Alphabet:
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Link to National Curriculum: