'You live a new life for every language you speak.
If you only know one language, you only live once.'
At Alumwell Junior School we understand the importance of being able to communicate in an additional language and celebrate the wide range of languages are pupils are able to speak. We welcome the children to share their linguistic knowledge and to make connections between their own and other languages.
We recognise that having a good understanding of French - a language spoken on all continents - will provide the children with more opportunities as they progress through their school career and beyond.
We also recognise that learning a language provides our children with the opportunity to futher deepen their learning in other languages by making grammatical and semantic links. Their experience is further enriched by exploring the culture, literature and film of French-speaking countries.
Throughout each French unit, our pupils are taught to speak, read and write within a fun, real-life context, working towards a final written or oral outcome that demonstrates what they have learned.
In warm ups and outside the main French afternoon, the children rehearse and revise a few aspects of French that require regular practice by interacting with a dedicated classroom display, playing games and singing songs.
Explore the overviews to find out more about your child's French learning at Alumwell.
MFL Unit Overviews
European Day of Languages 2021 - Partager!
We aim to embed a love of language everyday and this year we launched "Partager." Children are given time every week to share and teach a phrase in a language, dialect or accent they speak, including those from their French lessons. The children are able to make cross language links and comparisons.
Classes also investigated their connections with other parts of the world this week.
European Day of Languages 2021
Year 3 Partager.mp4
French and spanish.mp4
Year 4 Partager.mp4
Partager Year 6.mp4
Our students designed posters to celebrate the European Day of languages and entered them into an in-school competition. Their posters explained and celebrated the languages and cultures that exist in Europe.
Thank you for all your entries. Here are our wonderful winners!