Early language initiative – Primary school UK

Author(s): European Schoolnet
Institution/Organisation: Hucknall National C of E Primary School (UK)


The school has included the teaching of French in all of their Junior classes and the introduction of key words for the Infants. The Junior children have a 30 minute French lesson a week but there are also some examples of French being used in a cross-curricular way, in Math, PE and learning key words during assembly time. The teachers use the website as a resource tool. The school also has the help of a native French speaker, a parent of one the children, who will be coming into school to bake and practice speaking French with our children. The idea is that through baking practical vocabulary will emerge.  As a result of the connection with the French school, children have begun communications in two of the classes.

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