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French


"A new command I give you: love one another.
As I have loved you, so you must love one another," (John 13:34).

Inspired by Jesus’ example, the Trent school community aims to
serve one another in love.

We show kindness to others because God has shown us great kindness.

We live thankful lives because every good thing comes from God.

And we persevere, not giving up, because God is our helper.
At Trent, French begins in Year 3, where the children learn basic vocabulary through rhymes, songs, dance and movement and have fun.

Children are encouraged to understand and speak to each other in French, increasing their confidence and development of the language.  The children are encouraged to use any other languages they already speak to demonstrate and teach the rest of the class.

 The children learn to say numbers, colours and short phrases about themselves.  French songs are sung in class assemblies and school productions.

Throughout Key Stage 2, children continue learning by increasing their vocabulary through practical and fun classwork, having simple conversations and asking questions.  Pupils begin to look at how the language is written and start to read and understand phrases through stories, songs and poems.  By the end of Year 6, children begin to write phrases from memory and to understand basic grammar and to look at verb formation.

Pupils in Year 5 and Year 6 use their language knowledge to practise ordering food and drinks in Trent’s French Café.