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Paddock Wood Primary School

Paddock Wood Primary School

A school of excellence and enjoyment at the heart of its community

    French

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    Year 2 started the year learning various greetings, and understanding the importance of formal and informal language in France. They have been introduced to the numbers up to ten and to saying how they feel. To tie in with their ice worlds topic, they will be following the story of a little French boy called Pierre who makes a snowman and the activities they enjoy together. Most lessons will involve a little listening and speaking, pair-work, singing and games. Although the children will gradually be introduced to the written language, there is no specific focus on writing at this stage.

    During their second language session each week, they will be learning different items of clothing and linking this this to their work on the weather by choosing suitable outfits for different times of the year.

    The Year 3 children are moving from the hot, African plains to the snowy wastes of the Stone Age. They will meet Cromignon, a little boy whose mum won’t let him go hunting with the men, and follow him on his adventures. Our grammar focus will be recognising masculine and feminine nouns, and changing between singular and plural.

    The second language session each week will be based on the maths curriculum, Children will be learning the names of 2D shapes, sorting them depending on properties and colour, and using Venn and Carroll diagrams.

    The Year 4 topic is Ancient Egypt and our lessons will be based on a beautiful French story written by Géraldine Elschner about a little blue hippo who lives with his family on the banks of the Nile. When he befriends Antef, a white-haired old man, his adventure begins. As well as the story language of Nile and pampas grass, tombs and pyramids, we will also be looking at colour, form and expressions of time.

    The second language session each week will be based on the maths curriculum, Children will be learning the names of 2D shapes, sorting them depending on properties and colour, and using Venn and Carroll diagrams.

    Year 5 To complement the Anglo Saxon topic work they will be doing in class, we will be looking at a similar period of history in France – the time of Clovis, the first king of the Franks -  and learning days, months and higher numbers to compare dates. We will then follow a Viking invasion of Northern France and look at aspects of everyday life. The children will be introduced to some basic reflexive verbs so that they can talk about daily routine.

    The second language session each week will be based on the science curriculum, and children will be looking at healthy eating – looking at food categories, sorting food types and discussing what is good and not so good for our health.

    We are continuing Year 6 with a topic called ‘C’est ma Vie!’ (It’s my life). We will be covering all the basic personal information: name, age, where they live, how they travel to school, families and hobbies. As there is much more emphasis on writing this year, the children will be playing lots of spelling and word games and making much more use of the individual white boards. Children will be discussing likes and dislikes, weekend activities and sports, and thinking about a healthy and balanced lifestyle.

    The second language session each week will be based on the science curriculum, and children will be looking at healthy eating – looking at food categories, sorting food types and discussing what is good and not so good for our health.