St Edmund's RC Primary School

Queen Street, Little Hulton, Salford M38 0WH



0161 921 1940

Modern Foreign Languages

Vision Statement

At St Edmund’s we want our children and their families to develop positive attitudes to, and respect for, languages and cultures other than their own. We believe that learning a Modern Foreign Language will provide children with a life-long practical skill, and that their language learning at Primary School will provide them with the building blocks for learning many languages at High School.

Through our teaching and learning in French, we aim to foster children’s curiosity and deepen their understanding of how the English language works as they compare it to French. The focus on speaking, listening and practical games and activities which lead into writing encourages a deeper level of engagement and enjoyment for all pupils.

Games, interactive activities, songs and stories all engage pupils in language learning at St Edmund's.

Languages around school

Year 3 and 4 have been developing their language skills: learning the days of the week and how to answer the question 'Quel temps fait-il?' (What is the weather like?) They welcomed their parents and carers to their MFL themed celebration and worked together to create a weather diary.

Pupils entertained the parents and carers by singing 'L'araignée Gipsy' (Incy Wincy Spider)

During the first half term, year 3 and 4 learnt some basic questions and answers to enable them to have a short conversation. They can now tell you their name, their age and where they live. 

Year 5 have been learning the vocabulary related to clothes this half term. They have enjoyed the story 'Je m'habille et je te croque.' and have learnt to sing the song 'Promenons nous dans les bois'. They welcomed their parents and carers to their MFL themed celebration and worked together to play a matching game. 

Year 5 have been learning to answer the questions 'Qui est-ce?' and 'Qu'est-ce que c'est?' (Who is it? and What is it?) They have been learning to add colour adjectives to nouns to describe.

Year 6 have completed their 'Weather' unit, learning to describe various different weather conditions. They have used their inference skills to study the poem 'Un bonhomme de neige est né' and performed this for their parents and carers at their MFL themed celebration afternoon. They also used their language skills to play a snowman themed game of 'Scarabée'.

Year 6 have been learning to describe their pets in answer to the question 'As-tu un animal à la maison?' They have been using two colour adjectives to describe their pets.

European Day of Languages 2018

Pupils across the school took part in European Day of Languages on the 26th September. 

In Nursery and Reception, the children created French Flags and learnt some simple greetings. They also learnt the song 'Heads, shoulders, knees and toes' in French.

LKS2 pupils used their decoding skills to translate the 'Language Wizard' song. They also completed a languages quiz and played online languages games.

Our Year 6 pupils visited St Ambrose Barlow to take part in their Languages Conference with pupils from other local high schools. This was an excellent opportunity for pupils to sample other European languages.