Modern Foreign Languages

 

At Newchurch, we teach the children French.  Children begin to develop their learning as early as Reception and continue to extend their knowledge, skills and undertsanding of the language as they move throught the school.

Each week, the children have a dedicated time with Madame Cheded, our specialist language teacher.

Active-learning activities are incorporated into lessons  in order to provide more opportunities for engagement for all children. Children are asked to challenge themselves in written tasks by, for example, extending their answers by using conjunctions or relying on memory for spellings.

Gifted and Talented children are given the opportunity to act as Language Ambassadors by delivering 5-minute parcels of French throughout the week. This also serves to give a higher profile to French. The classteachers use daily commands in French to embed the language throughout the week.