Children at Bishopstone currently receive French lessons weekly in KS2 on a Monday afternoon. These are delivered by Mrs. Anley, a specialist part time teacher.
Reception/Year 1 @ 1pm
Year 2 @1:30pm
Year 3/4 @ 2pm
Year 5/6 @ 2:30pm
From September 2015 we now offer a spanish club on a Monday lunchtime for any child who wishes to learn.
Review of last year (Jan 2015+)
We started this term learning about L’Épiphanie on January 6th.
Years 5 and 6 deciphered the meaning through reading, and Years 3 and 4 re-enacted the visit of the Three Kings on the Twelfth Day of Christmas.
We learnt about a Galette des Rois and shared a raspberry sponge cake together in its place to find out who would be King and Queen for the day.
This term in French Years 3 and 4 are learning French through ‘La Chenille Qui Fait des Trous’ (The Very Hungry Caterpillar).
We are learning about the definite article, days of the week, descriptions, foods and colours.
Years 5 and 6 are learning their numbers and solving number problems using a book called ‘Un pour l’Escargot Dix pour le Crabe’ (One is a snail, 10 is a Crab).
The national curriculum for languages aims to ensure that all pupils:
listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding
explore the patterns and sounds of language through songs and rhymes and link the spelling, sound and meaning of words
engage in conversations; ask and answer questions; express opinions and respond to those of others; seek clarification and help*
speak in sentences, using familiar vocabulary, phrases and basic language structures
develop accurate pronunciation and intonation so that others understand when they are
reading aloud or using familiar words and phrases*
present ideas and information orally to a range of audiences*
read carefully and show understanding of words, phrases and simple writing
appreciate stories, songs, poems and rhymes in the language
broaden their vocabulary and develop their ability to understand new words that are introduced into familiar written material, including through using a dictionary
write phrases from memory, and adapt these to create new sentences, to express ideas clearly
describe people, places, things and actions orally* and in writing
understand basic grammar appropriate to the language being studied, including (where relevant): feminine, masculine and neuter forms and the conjugation of high-frequency verbs; key features and patterns of the language; how to apply these, for instance, to build sentences; and how these differ from or are similar to English.
A fun website is through bbc schools