MFL at St Andrew's
At St Andrew's school, the children are fortunate enough to learn both French and Spanish on their journey through the school.
In Key Stage 1 and Foundation Stage, the children learn French and the lessons are based entirely on speaking and listening skills. We sing a lot of songs and rhymes. Vocabulary is consolidated through games.
In Key Stage 2 the children learn Spanish. Languages are a compulsory part of the key stage 2 National Curriculum and therefore all 4 skill areas are covered (speaking, listening, reading and writing). The children are regularly monitored for progress and the results form part of their end of year report to parents.
To celebrate the European Day of Languages, Keystage 1 have learnt ‘All aboard’, a song in 4 languages: French, Spanish, Italian and German!
We also love playing the box game -Which animal is in the box? C’est quel animal?
In year 2, one of the songs we’ve been learning is ‘Les poissons’ by Alain le lait’.
In year 1, one of the songs we’ve been learning is the French song “Meunier tu dors, ton moulin va trop vite!”
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