French at Randwick


“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.”

- Nelson Mandela

At Randwick, our children learn French as part of the curriculum. The children are taught key vocabulary and phrases which are revisited throughout Key Stage 2. French is practised regularly and is often integrated as part of the routines of a normal school day. In lesson, the children follow a bespoke learning journey from "Kapow Primary". 

The teachers inspire a passion for the language through catchy songs, games, videos, drama and stories. We give the children regular practise speaking French to instil confidence as learners of a new language and begin this in KS1. Reading, listening and writing further develop our children’s French language skills and offer the opportunity for the children to celebrate their learning.

French-themed days and visits from French speakers are planned into the school year and teach the children of Randwick about French culture.

Extra-curricular opportunities encourage a love of learning languages beyond the classroom. At Randwick, we value outward facing learners and we take full advantage of the globalised world in which we live; to support this we nurture links with schools in France. Such links are important as they connect the children with schools and communities beyond Stroud and give the children a purpose for learning French. The children always enjoy meeting other classes from around the world and love to exchange songs and letters.

How to help with French at Home

  • Visit the library and borrow dual-language books (picture books are especially helpful)
  • Listen to  simple songs online (days of the week, counting songs, the weather etc)
  • Conduct simple routines in French (saying "Hello" in the morning or asking for food)
  • Watch or read French cartoons

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