French

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All students study French throughout their time here at Oldfields Hall. They benefit from two subject specialist teachers who work closely with other schools in the pyramid to ensure consistency to aid transition, both from first schools to Oldfields Hall, and then from Oldfields Hall to High School. The schemes of work are designed to build confidence, whilst supporting students and allowing them to develop in all four skill areas; Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing.

Year 5 and Year 6 have one hour a week of French, taught in mixed ability form groups. In Year 5, we cover topics such as colours, numbers, fruit, expressing likes and dislikes, animals and musical instruments. In Year 6, we move on to look at school subjects, describing family members, hobbies and talking about where we live. In Year 6, we also start to look at the present tense and how to form it in French.

Year 7 and Year 8 have 2 lessons a week, taught in sets. In Year 7, students work on topics such as describing your house, household chores, clothes, holidays and the weather. We continue to develop students understanding of the present tense and introduce the near future towards the end of the year. In Year 8, we recap and extend how to talk about your family, and we also cover daily routine, healthy living and holidays. This year, there is a French Visit to Normandy taking place in April with 43 year 8 students spending 4 days visiting historic places and taking part in a variety of cultural experiences.

Regular assessments take place throughout the year across the four skills of Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing.

Our lessons include a wide range of activities, including the use of new technologies to enhance learning and provide the students with a different way of accessing the work being done.