French – Madame Wigley
Children at Hady learn French from Year 1 until they leave at the end of Year 6.
Here’s a summary of what is covered in each year group:
Year 1: Greetings, colours, numbers 1-20, days of the week, fruits and sports. Asking and answering questions about name & age and giving opinions about sports. ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ in French.
Year 2: Family members, woodland animals, pets, numbers 20-40, alphabet and traditional French breakfast foods. Talk about brothers, sisters and pets. Basic café role-play.
Years 3-4: We follow the Rigolo 1 interactive scheme of work which covers classroom & household items, descriptions of self & others, snacks, months, dates, on the hour time, activities, directions, weather, francophone countries and clothes.
Years 5-6: We follow the Rigolo 2 interactive scheme of work which covers school subjects & opinions, time to every quarter of an hour, food and flavours, places in town, holiday plans & activities and café role-plays.
We use bi-lingual French/English dictionaries in class from Year 2 onwards and children often ask me for the name of the particular dictionary we use. It is NOT necessary for your child to have a French dictionary at home however these are the details of the dictionary we use in school. It’s an age appropriate dictionary in colour with illustrations.
Dictionary used in class New Edition
‘Collins First Time French Dictionary’ ‘Collins Primary Illustrated French Dictionary’
Events in school
In September of last year we introduced the ‘European Day of Languages
’. This is an international celebration of foreign language learning which is held on September 26th each year. Our junior children took part in a carousel of language learning and cultural activities which had them tasting food from Italy, singing, dancing and hand clapping in Spanish, creating an artwork in the style of the French artist Matisse and learning about the culture in Norway. In total we visited 4 countries – and all in one morning!
Back in December we took part in the annual carol service at St Mary and All Saints Church, Chesterfield. The children sang two French carols, ‘Vive le Vent’ and ‘L’Enfant au Tambour’ and the Italian carol ‘Tu scendi dalle Stelle’.
Well done children, what an achievement!
News from home
We love discussing, in class, any experiences of France or French learning which has taken place at home.
Please feel free to send your child in with photos, books or indeed anything else which has a connection to FRANCE or FRENCH!
School closes for the summer break on 21st July 2017 at 3.15pm and re-opens on Tuesday 5th September 2017 at 8.50am.
- For our full school diary see 'our schools app' guidance available in the parents section.