Language learning provides the foundation for further study, celebrates difference and opens doors.
In addition to our French curriculum, we foster a love of languages and culture through clubs, competitions, cross-curricular themed days and other enrichment opportunities linked to religious and cultural festivals.
We also link our subject to whole school events that may be celebrated such as Our Lady of Lourdes Feast Day (French saint - St Bernadette), World Book Day, National Poetry Day, National Science Week etc...
Please click below to view some highlights from our Primary Languages enrichment activities.
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Primary Language enrichment topics have included:
All Saints' Day (La Toussaint)
April Fool's Day (Poisson d'Avril)
Bastille Day (Le 14 juillet/La fête nationale)
Black Lives Matter (AFCON Africa Cup of Nations, BLM Literature Topic, Francophone World)
Candlemas (La Chandeleur - Fête des crêpes)
Christmas (Avent, La Saint Nicholas, Epiphany: Le Jour des Rois/Fête de la Galette)
Día de los Muertos (Mexican festival - Day of the Dead)
Easter (Les cloches de Pâques/The legend of the Easter Bells)
European Day of Languages (Taster days for other languages/Food tasting sessions)
French cinema (The Lumière Brothers, film trailers)
International Day (A celebration of community languages/Taster days for other languages/Food tasting sessions)
International Francophonie Day
International Mother Language Day
International Museum Day (French/Francophone & Spanish artists)
International Women's Day (Coco Chanel, etc...)
La Fête du Cinéma (Cinema festival and Cannes Film Festival)
La Fête du Citron (Menton's Lemon festival)
La Fête de la Musique (Music festival)
Lent (Le Careme)
Le Tour de France
Mental Health (French Yoga/French mindfulness)
May Day (Fête du Travail)
Mardi Gras (Shrove Tuesday) & Carnaval
National Poetry Day
National Science Week (Marie Curie, Louis Braille, Montgolfière Brothers, Lumière Brothers)
National School Sport Week
National Storytelling Week
NSPCC Number Day
Recycle Week/Go Green Week
Saint Bernadette's Feast Day
Saint Catherine's Day (La Sainte-Catherine)
The UEFA European Football Championship (The UEFA EURO)
The UEFA World Cup
Queen's 90th Jubilee
Virtual trips (Road trip around France, Trip to the Eiffel Tower etc...)
World Book Day
World Space Week
WATCH THIS SPACE: LINKS TO SPECIFIC TWEETS/BLOGPOSTS SHOWCASING PUPIL EXPERIENCES FROM THE ABOVE LIST TO FOLLOW SOON!