Town End Junior School
Modern Foreign Languages
“Learning a foreign language is a liberation from insularity and provides an opening to other cultures.” (Department for Education, 2013)
At Town End Junior School, children learn French from Year 3 right through to Year 6. We use a high quality and motivating scheme called Click2Teach, in association with the Primary Languages Network. Each year group has six clearly identified and specific topics or themes for the entire year; which equates to one each and every half term. Year 3 study stage 1, Year 4 study stage 2, Year 5 study stage 3 and Year 6 study stage 4. The scheme provides ample opportunities to revisit prior learning; whilst at the same time, goes into considerably more depth on particular topics as the children become older and progress through school.
Each lesson builds on previously taught grammatical structures and gives children valuable experiences of speaking and listening, with written work where relevant and appropriate. French is spoken as much as possible in our weekly sessions, alongside English translation by both teacher and pupils. Comprehensive Medium Term Plans link seamlessly to specific lesson plans for each unit or stage. The lessons are highly engaging, fun and rich in content. Video clips, combined with interesting challenges, puzzles and downloadable activity sheets can really inspire the children to want to learn this vibrant language and helps to embed their developing knowledge. The Click2Teach Programme has a range of other useful tools and features such as: A Knowledge Organiser; Links to Assessment; Interactive Games and even allows opportunities to see work from other schools!