“Learning another language is not only learning different words for the same things, but learning another way to think about things.”

-Flora Lewis

French At Clapgate

At Clapgate, we understand the importance of instilling a love of languages. Languages open many doors in life and help develop an understanding of different cultures. 

Children at Clapgate receive high quality French teaching in Key Stage 2. French lessons begin when children start Year 3. The lessons are always creative, challenging and enjoyable! The staff will always being encouraging and supportive while the children learn a new language. We use a scheme called Language Angels to support teaching which is full of topics which are both interesting and relatable for the children. Each lesson is full of rich vocabulary and many opportunities for children to develop the four key skills of learning a language: speaking, listening, reading and writing.

Learning another language can have huge benefits to children’s memory, their problem solving skills and their understanding of the world, as well as being fun! A good knowledge of French will provide children with a solid base to support them in learning of other languages if children go on to study different languages at high school.

Overview of Subject Approach 

Please see the document below which clearly outlines our approach to teaching French at Clapgate. 

French at Clapgate Overview

Learner Profile

Here you will find our subject learner profile for French. 

French Learner Profile

Additional Information

The Language Angels website has a Pupil Games Area where children can play games related to the topics they are leaning in French!

Language Angels 

They also have a Home School website with some basic versions of lessons that children can use at home.

Language Angels Home School

Ask your teachers for a reminder of the usernames and passwords!

Useful Links

These are also some good websites for children to use!

Crick Web

BBC Bitesize

These are books which are in French if children really want a challenge!

Children’s Books Forever