Key Stage 1 & 2
introduction to languages and language learning for reception and year 1
These sessions last 30 to 45 minutes.
This begins with a brief discussion about France
and the idea of languages which is tailored to the level of the children
by encouraging pupil participation.
We then embark on a voyage in
French by listening to a story in French. This would
ideally be the French edition of a storybook with which
they are already familiar in English.
to discuss books that you might be
interested in for these sessions.
With the help of finger puppets and other visual
props the children are encouraged to respond to particular words
and sounds from the story.
These sessions help children to:
- become receptive to the idea of
learning another language
- realise that language learning can be fun
and respond to specific words and sounds in another language
out any words of French that they are already familiar with or
acquire and try out new ones.
"An excellent day for all the children.
Great activities for both KS1 and KS2. A wonderful introduction to France
and French by native
speakers" L.Norris Fenniton Primary
provided by Cyrille Divry PGCE