Modern Foreign Languages
At Padiham Primary School we learn French as our Modern Foreign Language.
For a couple of years we have followed a brilliant scheme called Salut! which is an online programme; giving children the opportunity to hear real French speakers, sing songs, complete worksheets, play games and this also helps the teachers to ensure their plans meet all the needs of the children in each year group.
There are two schemes - one for Years 3 and 4 and one for Years 5 and 6. We work on a 2-year cycle as we have mixed classes, so one year we cover Cycle A and the next year Cycle B. This means the children cover all topics in the 2 years.
The topics are shown below...
We enjoy taking part in European Languages Day each year and often come to school wearing red or blue socks, complete quizzes, have colouring competitions and have a day of learning about an area of French.
Last year each class were given a landmark in France to research and learn about and then feedback what they know. This was then displayed in the corridor so other children could learn about them too!
We have also previously had 'French Club' after school which the junior children enjoyed - they got to learn some more of the language, sing and play games and even try some French foods!