At Northside, children in KS2 are taught French by specialist teacher each week for 45 minutes and have been progressing brilliantly already this term. During lessons, we cover speaking, listening, reading and writing skills, which are assessed throughout the year. We focus on different French phonic sounds, how to read and pronounce them. We learn the language through talking in partners, speaking in front of the class, learning songs, reading and writing stories, watching videos, playing games, using puppets and using the French displays in the classroom.
Read the 2018/19 French curriculum map to see what topics we are covering throughout each year group. At home, children can practice their French language skills online at www.languageangels.com by clicking Play Games and using the Northside login.
All the children made French Christmas cards in the Autumn Term. Years 4, 5 and 6 letters have been sent to their pen pals in our twin schools in France and Year 3 are taking them home to family. The children are looking forward to receiving cards from their French friends and Years 5 and 6 will continue to write and receive letters throughout the year.
Last year we had a French Day which involved the whole school from Reception to Year 6; students came to help out from St Michaels as well as our French speaking Northside parents. We plan to do this again in the summer term, so if this is something you would like to help out with, please contact the school office.