French – Madame Wigley
Foreign languages at Hady
French is taught in dedicated lessons from EYFS to Year 6 by a specialist languages teacher, Madame Wigley. Lessons are practical with the focus on speaking and listening. They have elements of role-play, singing & dancing, games & videos and are often taught using kinaesthetic resources in group or paired work.
Here’s a summary of what is covered in each year group:
EYFS Songs, action rhymes, videos & playground games
Year 1: Greetings, colours, numbers 1-20 & days of the week. Asking and answering questions about name & age.
Year 2: Family members, numbers 20-40, alphabet and traditional French breakfast foods.
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.
Exciting language events!
On September 26th each year we celebrate ‘The European Day of Languages’, devoting a whole day to a carousel of 5 activities designed to raise the profile and importance of language learning. We celebrate the language, art, culture, dance and food of 5 different countries.
In December each year, all children sing carols in French at St Mary and All Saints Church, Chesterfield, at the Christmas carol service.
We are also very excited about the next Y6 trip to France, in June 2020, when children will be given the opportunity to spend a week in a château, putting their French language skills to the test. This is a wonderful opportunity that is organised alongside one of our cluster schools, Hasland Junior School, and which proved to be highly successful in previous years.
We use bi-lingual French/English dictionaries in class from the end of Year 2 onwards and children often ask me for the name of the 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. Collins Primary Illustrated French Dictionary
News from home
In class, we love discussing any experiences of France or French learning that has taken place at home or on holiday. Please feel free to send your child with photos, books or indeed anything else which has a connection to all things FRENCH!
We are holding an open morning for prospective Reception parents for September 2020 on Thursday, 7th November 2019, at 9am. If you would like to let us know that you will be attending, please fill in your details at the link found in the Early Years Foundation Stage section of our website (under the tab 'Our School').
We are hosting an open afternoon on the theme of Respect on Tuesday, 19th November. Parents, family and friends are welcome to join us from 2pm.
We are proud to announce that we have won a Derbyshire Healthy Schools Community Award for our efforts and hard work in promoting good mental health and well being at Hady.
07/11/2019 - Open morning for prospective Reception pupils for September 2020
13/11/2019 - Y3/4 trip to Eureka!
14/11/2019 - Jane Stapleton School Photography in school to take individual pupil photos
19/11/2019 - Open Afternoon - Respect. Parents and friends welcome to join us from 2pm
20/11/2019 - Year 5 visit to Parliament
20/11/2019 - Y4 visit to Derby Open Centre
26/11/2019 - Year 6 visit to Derby Open Centre
04/12/2019 - Y1-Y6 Parents Evening
05/12/2019 - Y1-Y6 Parents Evening
16/12/2019 - EYFS Christmas Assembly @ 9am
17/12/2019 - KS1 Christmas Production @ 2pm
18/12/2019 - KS1 Christmas Production @ 2pm
19/12/2019 - Whole school visit to the Crooked Spire for annual carol service - parents and friends invited to join us from approximately 1:45pm
20/12/2019 - Last day of term