Year 3 and 4
Children will will begin their language learning journey at Greswold, learning French. The focus is to start to realise the importance of language learning, make connections with French and English and start to learn and remember vocabulary that could help them with daily life in a French speaking country. Through the use of songs, role play, games and written activities, they will build up their vocabulary and their speaking and listening skills in French with the aim of being able to speak in a short conversation with simple sentences by the end of the year. There will be links to French in the real world, looking at Geography, place and culture. Units will cover how to greet others, how to express preferences in animals, drinks, food and activities and how to count in French. Children will have opportunities to practise listening to a native French speaker to hear correct pronunciation before then being able to speak the language itself; this will come alongside opportunities to apply their learning in writing and reading contexts as well. Our aim is to make lessons fun and a safe environment where they can give language learning a go.
Year 5 and 6
In Upper Key Stage Two, children will start a two year curriculum of Spanish language learning - this is their chance to build up to being able to hold conversations on different topics and gain confidence in another language. The children will be shown how to make links between different languages and develop their skills further of learning a language, including Grammar points. Lessons will focus on children building up their language conversational skills, reading and writing more in another language and building their confidence in communicating. Topics will focus on everyday language such as the date, the weather, their home and their classroom. Again, lessons will be taught in interactive ways with plenty of opportunity for role play, singing and practice.
Units of Study