At Herne Church of England Junior School, we follow a language scheme called iLanguages.
This programme teaches pupils to: listen to, read, speak and write French, as well as providing opportunities to focus on the understanding of grammar and phonics. It is designed to enable the children to progress their skills and knowledge as they journey through the school, building confidence and enthusiasm for French and languages in general.
Activities are varied and designed to ensure that children are enjoying their learning and are engaged in each activity. Children have a weekly French lesson.
Children's learning is recorded in class books, whilst the Year 6 children have individual books, which record their more detailed written work. Progress is tracked throughout the year and formally assessed by their class teachers three times per year. This information is then used to inform further teaching and ensures a suitable level of challenge for every pupil.
There are many additional ways that children can get involved in language learning as a whole across the school, including: Language Club; becoming a Language Leader; peer-to-peer language sessions and producing work for the 'Language Explorers' board.
We hold an annual Languages Week, where children take part in cross-curricular learning based on another world language. Throughout the year, there are language learning opportunities, which are rooted in our Topic studies and enhance our understanding of the world as a whole community.