GLF Schools

French

We provide a stimulating and exciting MFL curriculum aided through Rigolo, which combines traditional and new media. This high-quality languages’ education fosters pupils’ curiosity. It enables pupils to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to its speakers, both in speech and in writing. Our language teaching creates a love of learning languages, providing the foundation for learning further languages.

Children listen to and translate video stories in French based on their unit of work as well as joining in with songs.

Rigolo - translate videos

Bright, colourful flashcards are used to remind children of the vocabulary they have already learnt.

French Flashcards

Rigolo covers a range of learning units. Children have opportunities for writing, reading, speaking and listening for every unit.

French Learning Units

To develop French throughout our school, we have introduced vocabulary books, which move up with the children in KS2. In this way, the children build on the learning they have made as they move through the different units of work.

To encourage independence and creativity in their writing, we have made sentence-building sheets for each unit of work. The children use these to support them in their learning and they also enable the children to write sentences independently at the end of each unit.

European Day of Languages

European Day of Languages

This year, we marked the European Day of Languages by celebrating the languages we can speak and learning new languages, including sign language in Year 1! The highlight of the week was a visit from Sunbury Manor Year 9 pupils to teach us Spanish.

I liked having an experience with Year 9 students because it gave us an idea of opportunities we might have when we grow up and it was very fun. It was so fun I want to do it again!

It’s important to learn different languages because you can communicate with more people.”

It was nice to learn other languages so that when we visit other countries we can speak the language.”

We are looking forward to the next European Day of Languages on 26th September 2023.

Springfield French Cafe

It was lovely to celebrate French in Year 4 during Family Learning this year by welcoming families into our French cafe. The children took on the role of waiters to greet their family members and take their orders. A little taste of Paris in Springfield!

French cafe1French cafe2

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