Garden Walk, Royston, Herts. SG8 7JF
Telephone: 01763 243650 (School Receptionists, Mrs N Bedford/Mrs N Johnson) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
At Greneway the learning of French plays a significant part in the whole curriculum throughout the four years.
The benefit of early language learning
Research and experience have shown that language learning is most effective when the learners are young. The pupils are considerably enthusiastic and lacking in inhibitions when they arrive in Year 5. They are very receptive and many look forward to a new experience at a new school. They tend to have confidence in oral activities, which can be consolidated well before they reach Key Stage 3.
Learning a foreign language can provide a new start for some pupils who may have experienced difficulties in other areas of the curriculum.
Years 5 - 8
Pupils are encouraged to use French in the classroom as much as possible and from the beginning will learn to follow instructions and speak simple sentences. We take advantage of a wide variety of songs and language games to support our learning throughout Years 5 to 8.
In Year 5 the children are taught in their form groups. Some of the language structures we concentrate on are:
French days and the school journey to France
Year 8 pupils have the opportunity to take part in a five day visit to the Normandy region of France. We have been staying in Grandcamp, a small, delightful fishing port. The activities include: a day at the Mont St. Michel, a trip to see the Bayeux Tapestry, a visit to a local café and of course, visits to many of the sites which have strong connections to the D Day landings. The children really welcome the opportunity to put the French they have been learning in the classroom into practice.