St Therese of Lisieux

St Norbert's
Catholic Primary School

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Foreign Languages

The National Curriculum states that “A high-quality languages education should foster pupils’ curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. The teaching should enable pupils to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to its speakers, both in speech and in writing.”

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/239042/PRIMARY_national_curriculum_-_Languages.pdf

At St Norbert’s Catholic Primary School, we recognise the importance of learning languages at an early age. Language teaching at Primary level provides the foundation for learning further languages, and contributes to equipping pupils to study and work in other countries. We aim to provide pupils with a solid foundation of French so they are ready to develop these skills further at Secondary School. We provide opportunities for children to communicate for practical purposes, developing a range of communication skills simultaneously – Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing.

Here are a few useful websites to support the teaching of French:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zr8jmp3

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?q=french

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsc3qLMaCu8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPGRMNYw8HE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d95BUhnTZxQ