French

Welcome to French at Highfield

Highfield Primary School boosts of 42 different languages spoken among the children and staff of the school.  A very talented school indeed.  The school celebrate every year with an International Day in school where different cultures and languages are the focus of a whole day. 

On a curriculum level, Key Stage 2 have weekly French lessons in class.  Pupils learn through stories, songs, puzzles, short films, competitions and of course the inevitable grammar lessons.  Students have the advantage of fluent French speaking teachers, native speakers and highly motivated staff to help them learn in their lessons.  You will often find classes test their vocabulary skills against their teachers – AND WIN!!!!!

To delve deeper into the French culture and language, Highfield have a very popular French Club that meets weekly after school.  It is a chance to learn new vocabulary, play games in French, delve into French culture, learn about French history and – one of the most popular traditions – sample French food.  (Some children have been brave enough to try le fromage!)

Altogether Highfield Primary School is very enthusiastic about the wider world and loves to explore different worlds and their cultures. 

Year 3 : We cover the beginnings of the language, learning greetings, numbers, dates, games

 and French songs and poems,

Year 4:  We start to look in more depth about descriptions, French stories, customs, foods,

Poetry and in the Summer term we will be exploring the topic of Sports

Year 5:  Through the stories of Tintin’s adventures, we learn about various transports.  The next term’s topic, La Belle au Bois Dormant, is more grammatical and we begin to look carefully at sentence structure.  The final topic is very popular: Pocket Money.

Year 6:   In Year 6 the lessons focus on verb tenses, French culture and Main events from French History.