This is our Modern Foreign Languages page.
At Saint Michael's we encourage our children to become aware of other languages and cultures from an early age. The aim is to inspire our children to love learning different languages and understanding that there are a range of cultures and traditions that exist across the world. Through a range of strategies such as through the use of games and songs we hope to instil a love of language in our children that they will continue to grow throughout school life and beyond.
A very useful website is http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primarylanguages/french/
There are lots of activities and games to try. Practice your pronunciation by listening to the audio clips. You can also improve your understanding by playing the games found on the site.
If you have any questions at all about the language curriculum at St Michael's, please feel free to arrange a meeting with me.
I tried hard to find French books, written in French rather than those that have been translated…
*Youngest read-with-me collections (0-3 years):
T’choupi, Petit Ours Brun, Babar, Oui-Oui…
*Younger readers might like (3-7 years):
Bon appétit ! Monsieur Lapin, Doudou perdu d’Océane, L’Afrique de Zigomar, Le mystère des Nigmes
*Inquisitive reader topical collections (3-7 years):
Mes P’tits docs, Kididoc, Mes Années Pourquoi… (excellent value for money, books that are re-read through the years)
*More advanced readers may enjoy beginner novels (6-12 years):
Le Petit Prince, Poil de Carotte, Les Trois Mousquetaires…
*Bande Désinées (BDs) or comics:
Astérix, Tintin and the more modern Titeuf (all of which can be found on Youtube as well)
*A few children’s authors:
Philippe Corentin, Claude Boujon, Claude Ponti, Godefroy de Pennart.