At St Joseph’s Primary School our children are taught to develop an interest in learning languages in a way this is enjoyable and stimulating. We teach a French curriculum that will increase children’s confidence and creative skills. We help them develop their awareness of cultural differences in other countries and strive to embed the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing skills necessary to enable children to use and apply their French learning in a variety of contexts and lay the foundations for future language learning.
French Day at St Joseph’s
Bonjour tout le monde! This week we celebrated our French Day at St Joseph’s. The children came to school in the morning wearing a combination of French colours: blue, white and red. The aim of the day was to introduce more vocabulary to KS1 and to encourage KS2 to use conversational French in different scenarios as well as learning more about the country and the culture. Many of the KS1 classes started their days by learning songs to help them with their counting in French as well as learning about colours and animals. In KS2 classes created Fact files about France and practised asking for food in French before they were served with a delicious selection of French breakfast foods. KS1 tried croissants and chocolate brioche as well.
Throughout the day each class had the chance to learn some French dancing. Our lovely instructor, Jo, helped us learn dances such as the can-can as well as a range of country dancing moves. It was great fun.
In the afternoon Years 3, 4 and 5 became French painters; Year 3 used the work of Henri Matisse to inspire their Art work, Year 4 drew in the style of Vincent Van Gogh (who lived in France for many years) and Year 5 used watercolours and wax crayons to create a range of stunning paintings showing the water lilies at the home of Claude Monet in Giverny.
We had a lovely and inspiring day!
Beaucoup de felicitations!