MFL (French)

 

When teaching French, learning is practical and fun.

Children learn new vocabulary through games and quizzes. They are then encouraged to put this vocabulary into practice. For example, children will learn how to hold a conversation. Children also find out about the French culture and how French speaking countries are different. As well as French, other modern foreign language clubs are offered during school times at various times throughout the year.

Going for Gold!

To be Gold in MFL:

  • To be able to engage in conversations asking and answering questions, to express opinions and to respond to the opinions of others.
  • To be able to broaden their vocabulary and develop their ability to understand new words that are introduced into familiar written material, including through using a dictionary.
  • To be able to write phrases from memory and adapt these to create new sentences, to express ideas clearly.
  • To be able to understand basic grammar, including feminine and masculine forms and how to apply these when build sentences.

 

 

MFL Updates

 

MFL Countries Project Year 4

This term Year 4 have been learning all about Brazil. This week Miss Ramsey’s Class have been listening to Brazilian carnival music and writing a music appraisal. Annabelle said “The different instruments I could hear were Trumpet, Drum and Maracas. I liked it because it made me feel like I want to dance”.... read more

MFL Day Friday 14th September 2018

This term Reception have been learning all about Italy. During dazzle, the children enjoyed  making pizza and practising counting to ten in Italian. Over the next term, the children will be taking a tour of Italy making and trying different famous Italian dishes whilst learning about what it is like to live in... read more

Dazzle Delights!

Dazzle is a fun time at the end of the week when we try something new or practise something exciting. Here are some of the exciting Dazzle activities we have done so far: Balance beam PE problem Solving: Creating our own balance course. The children noticed that that the blocks could be moved to creating different letters and they worked together to build and test the different letter courses that they could make. They used their arms to keep balance. We are all special and unique! We have been looking at the story of Elmer the elephant. Elmer was a unique patchwork coloured elephant. We are also unique and we explored the different colours we created by mixing them to create our own unique sponge printed elephants. We talked about how we all have different likes and dislikes and that many of us have things that we are good at. Elmer’s super power was the ability to make people happy. We shared what we thought was our super powers and decorated super hero masks.         Pizza Making : The county we have been learning about this term is Italy. Children have been encouraged to use the reply Ciao! when replying to the register and we have made some super yummy pizza.  ... read more

Friday 9th March 2018 Reception French Assembly

Today a selection of children from Reception presented what they have been learning about France this term. They told the rest of the school several French facts including the capital city, French food, traditions and greetings. They then showed off the chateau’s they have made as part of our Traditional Tales topic and sang the days of the week in... read more

Chinese New Year Friday 16th February

Today to celebrate Chinese New Year the children enjoyed a special lunch of Noodles and Chinese curry. Throughout the day each class enjoyed a range of activities including dragon dancing, counting in Mandarin to 10, learning basic greetings, making paper lanterns and decorations.... read more

French Lunch Day Friday 17th October 2017

Today the canteen was turned into a French Cafe. The children all enjoyed practising their French greetings and sampling French food. ” I like the French desserts the best” Reception Child   ” Its been fun to try food we haven’t had before and to see the Dinner Ladies dressed up” Year 2... read more

MFL Day Friday 27th October 2017

Year 6 Tongan poster Every year group has been challenged to research a different country from around the world and learn how to sing happy birthday in their country’s national language. The children then presented their findings to Mr Huckstep and the MFL team. All of the year groups have found out some fantastic facts including names of capital cities, points of interest and solving problems such as the cheapest method of travel to that country. The children in Year 6 decided to write a letter to the Tongan embassy to find out more information. They have since received a letter and book from the embassy in return. Several year groups have also made links to schools in their chosen country. Each class has now been given the challenge to develop more links with schools  across the... read more

Reception French Club 21.11.17

In French club we located France on a map and coloured in a picture of the French flag. We then discussed what we know about France including what food they eat and what words and phrases we have learnt since starting school.  We then practised basic greetings in french and  learnt the words to the French version of the nursery rhyme head, shoulders, knees and toes.   French Dictionary hello- bonjour my name is – je m’appelle goodbye – au revoir head – tête shoulders – épaules knees- genoux feet- pieds eyes– deuz yeux ears-deux oreilles mouth- une bouche nose- nez... read more