Modern Foreign Languages (MFL):

Students aged seven to 11 will now be required to make “substantial progress” in any one modern or ancient language, with an emphasis on practical communication (or reading comprehension in the case of classical languages).

The new programme of study requires that language-learning enables pupils “to understand and communicate ideas” in both speech and writing on familiar topics.

Please clink on the link provided to view our whole school MFL policy and other documents

French Week – 2020

Friday the 24th of January, 2020 was the French week celebration day. Children embraced the French culture and came to school dressed in the French flag tricolour ‘blue white red’.

They enjoyed French breakfast of croissants, baguettes, pain aux chocolats and pain aux raisins in the morning. They then used the opportunity to learn the names of French food and simple phrases on how to order food in a French restaurant.

In the afternoon, they celebrated with a French assembly. Parents and the whole family joined in the Friday celebrations which show cased songs, drama and poetry in French. They enjoyed the French pastries served to them. We had great fun celebrating French language and its culture with our community.

Welcome French teacher visit to English Martyrs’ 

We very warmly welcomed special teachers from France who had been invited to come and meet our pupils and staff  on Friday 17th November. The teachers visiting had travelled from Carcassonne, a hilltop town in southern France’s Languedoc area, and is famous for its medieval citadel, La Cité, with numerous watchtowers and double-walled fortifications. 

On their visit they observed lessons in year 3, 4 5 and 6 as well as having a tour of our building and seeing our edible gardens.  They will enjoyed fish and chips with the pupils at lunch time.

 They have kindly sent some photos of the Carcassonne as well as some pupils 

In the Autumn half term 12 teachers were given the fantastic opportunity to travel to France for a one week intensive french language course. Staff were in school Monday through to Friday with specialised teachers on how to improve their French language skills to bring back with them and implement in to the class room.  

They were taught in a very popular language school called Centre International D’Antibes, please see the link provided for more information, the centre was very busy with all age groups from all over the world developing their French skills or starting as beginners. http://Centre International D’Antibes

Our staff all felt that their confidence had grown throughout the week and were confident in teaching this to their class pupils.

They travelled to Antibes a resort town between Cannes and Nice on the French Riviera (Côte d’Azur). It’s known for its old town enclosed by 16th-century ramparts with the star-shaped Fort Carré and spent their free time practising their french language skills and learning more about the local culture.

Photos show some of the teachers in their class room

Using Rigolo:

Rigolo is an online tutorial databank offered by the London Grid for Learning (LGFL) to offer a series of introductory and intermediate workshops for pupils studying the French language.

To view the Rigolo website, CLICK HERE.