As a culturally diverse school, Newark Hill Academy has many pupils who are already bilingual - we have forty-three different languages spoken by our staff and pupils. From Year 3 to Year 6 we teach French to all children, using the Salut! Scheme of work. Our approach is to make learning a new language fun! Young pupils are very receptive to learning a new language; they like to mimic pronunciation and they can easily pick up and duplicate new sounds. They feel a real sense of accomplishment when they learn to say something new. We will have discrete lessons on the timetable but we will also integrate the foreign language into the everyday routine - our Year Threes love to greet the Languages lead with a cheery “Bonjour!”.
National Curriculum Language Programmes of Study
Our French Coordinator is Mr Storer