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MFL

At St Thomas’ CE Primary School, we believe that all children have the right to experience the rich educational, social and cultural benefits which come from learning a foreign language. 

Our aim is to ignite and develop a love of language learning in our pupils during their time with us, which will equip them to progress confidently to the next stage of their schooling and indeed throughout their whole lives. 

We strive to ensure that our Modern Languages curriculum is accessible to all, so that social disadvantages, ethnicity or disability do not impact any child’s ability to thrive in their Modern Languages education. We aim to promote the development of a positive attitude to different cultures, a respect for oneself and tolerance of others.

Through engaging and enjoyable activities, we provide the children with high quality listening, speaking, reading and writing experiences within our chosen language: French.

At St Thomas’ CE we embrace culture and diversity and are privileged to have children at our school who speak languages other than English.  Each half term we celebrate a different language that is spoken by children in our school, allowing all the school community to show respect for each other’s languages and cultures.

Year 2

Greetings
Bonjour, Bonjour! (Alain le Lait)
Comment tu t’appelles?, What is your name? (Basho & Friends)

Numbers
educandy games:
Les nombres 0-10
Les nombres 11-20
Numbers 1-9 (Monde des Titounis)
Song 1-10 (KidsTV123)
languagesonline games:
1-10 en Francais
Un, deux, trois nous irons au bois (Traditional song performed by Laviedeo)
Numbers song to 20 (Alain le Lait)

Days and Months
Les mois – We love this song! Songs to practise MONTHS (Alain le Lait)
Les jours de la semaine Songs to practise DAYS (Alain le Lait)
educandy games:
Months of the year
Days of the week
languagesonline games:
Months of the year
Days of the week
Days of the week practise of DAYS (Titounis)
Lundi matin (Titounis)

Colours
educandy games:
Match the French to the colours / French and English
languagesonline games:
Les colours
Practise colours (Titounis)
Colours song (Titounis)

Parts of the body
Les parties du corps (Titounis)
Tête, épaules, genoux et pieds (Titounis)
Jean petit danse (Arnaud Mathonet)
Savez-vous planter les choux? (Titounis)
Un petit pouce qui danse (BabySongsTube)
Si tu as la joie au coeur frappe de mains – If You’re Happy and You Know It (Easy Language Learning)

Animals
We learn how to name farm animals in French. We also learn how French people represent animal sounds in a different way. For example, a dog (un chien) goes ‘ouah’, a duck (un canard) goes ‘coin’, a pig (un cochon) goes ‘groin’ and a cow (une vache) goes ‘mueh!’

Un chien avec un gros nez (Alain le Lait)
Le vieux Macdonald (Adventures Abroad)
Le vieux Macdonald (Powerpoint)
le pluriel des animaux (Powerpoint)
educandy games:
Les animaux de la ferme/Match the animals
Les animaux de la ferme au pluriel/How many farm animals
Les couleurs des animaux/Match the animals with their colours

Sports
Les Sports (Powerpoint)
educandy games: Les Sports/Sports in French

Various
Petit escargot (Laure Jaccard)
Papo the parrot visits a school in France (Adventures Abroad)
Frère Jacques (Comptines et chansons)

Year 3

This year you will build on work done in Y2 and start looking at how French is written and pronounced. We will be learning lots of different French topics such as: dates and numbers, colours, classroom equipment and language, pets.
Please look below for links and games that we do in class.

Autumn Term:
La Phonique
Learning how the specific sounds of French are written is very important and we often look at this in class. You could try practising at home to increase your confidence.
Y3 La Phonique (Rachel Hawkes.com)

Greetings and Personal Information
Bonjour, Bonjour! (Alain le Lait)
Comment tu t’appelles?, What is your name? (Basho & Friends)
Greetings Quiz (Euroclub Schools)

Numbers and Months
educandy games:
Les nombres 0-10
Les nombres 1-15
Spelling numbers 0-12
Les nombres 11-12
French Months
DigitalDialects:
Months and days game
languagesonline games:
1-10 en Francais
11-20 en Francais
Numbers Song to 50 (Alain le Lait)
Les mois de l’année French months of the year (Alain le Lait)

Spring Term:
Colours
educandy games:
Match the French to the colours
Match the colours French and English
Spelling colours in French
Wordwall:
Les couleurs anagram game
languagesonline games:
Les colours
DigitalDialects:
Colour spelling game
Colour in French
Colour spelling game 2

Classroom Objects and Phrases
educandy games:
Wordwall:

Year 4

French Phonics

Year 5

French Phonics

Year 6

Greetings