Foreign Languages

In Years 3-6, children learn French weekly, based on the La Jolie Ronde scheme of learning.  We started using this scheme in the 2022/23 school year and therefore all year groups in Key Stage 2 have started learning the Year 3 scheme of learning this year, with an aim to build this up over time.

We ensure progression in learning through the scheme plan.

Link with Normandy

The village of Banwell is twinned with the village of Potigny in Normandy.  Our upper Key Stage 2 classes have linked to two classes in Normandy at two neighbouring schools: Year 5 (Otter Class) are twinned with classe CM2 at Ouilly Primary in Normandy, and Year 6 (Fox Class) are twinned with Potigny Primary.  We are exchanging letters and videos with the classes, focusing on practising our basic knowledge of French.

Our focus in French in 2022/23 is to build a successful language link between the three primary schools.