Autumn Menu 2017
Our Dance at The Celebration of Dance event
Our New School!
Food Allergens - 2016/17
At Chaddesden Park Primary School we teach French as a modern foreign language in order to prepare our children for a rapidly changing world. Learning a foreign language prepares our children for life in modern Britain, in which work and activities increasingly involve using languages other than English.
Through learning French we want our children to:
The earlier a child is exposed to a foreign language, the faster the language is acquired. We believe that it is a good idea to introduce a new language to children while they are at primary school, as they tend to be less self-conscious when speaking aloud.
We use a variety of techniques to ensure children enjoy learning French: these include games, role-play, songs (particularly action songs), storytelling and interactive ICT programmes. To bring the language to life we incorporate real objects and events e.g. food, clothes, puppets, toys, celebrations and links to children in French speaking countries. We watch videos and listen to recordings in order to expose the children to more than one voice in French. We make our lessons entertaining and enjoyable in order to develop a positive attitude towards learning a foreign language.