MODERN FOREIGN LANGUAGES
OUR MODERN LANGUAGES (FRENCH) CURRICULUM ENSURES THAT OUR CHILDREN:
· understand and respond to spoken and written language
· speak with increasing confidence, fluency and spontaneity, finding ways of communicating what they want to say, including through discussion
and asking questions, and continually improving the accuracy of their pronunciation and intonation
· can write at varying length, for different purposes and audiences, using the variety of grammatical structures that they have learnt
· discover and develop an appreciation of a range of writing in French
You can download an outline of the curriculum for each year on the right.
European Day of Languages at Barlow Hall 26th September 2018
European Day of Languages 2018 was used to highlight to children in KS1 and KS2 the languages spoken in our school and in European countries that teachers in school had visited. We ‘mapped the world’ as teachers sent postcards from their Summer holidays to the children at school. EYFS learnt Spanish, KS1 learnt German, LKS2 learnt Danish and UKS2 learnt Greek. The children enjoyed receiving postcards from teachers to learn about cultures from around Europe as well as learning new vocabulary in the target language from the country they focussed on.
French Day at Barlow Hall 8th November 2018
French Day 2018 was used to introduce children in KS1 and KS2 to Francophone countries to enable them to broaden their understanding of where French is spoken. Out of the 29 countries, each phase chose one, with Barlow Bears and EYFS choosing France, KS1 choosing Quebec in Canada, LKS2 choosing Madagascar and UKS2 choosing Rwanda. EYFS created a finger-painted large-scale work in the style of Monet's Impressionist Waterlillies.
We used French Day as an opportunity to introduce children to the works of 8 different French artists and for them to choose one artist to study in more detail, select elements of their work and recreate their style within a given card template in the shape of the national animal of their chosen French-speaking country.
The eight French artists children looked at were:
MONET - Waterlillies (Impressionist)
GAUGUIN – Marquesan Man in a Red Cape (Primitive)
ROUSSEAU - Exotic Landscape (Naïve Art)
DUBUFFET - Maquette for Fusses (Art Brut)
MATISSE - The Dessert (Fauvism)
CEZANNE – Houses at L’estaque (Cubism)
SEURAT – A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte (Pointillist)
STEINLEN- Tournée du Chat Noir (Art Nouveau)
In the New Year, our French Club for KS2 children will be re-starting in January.