Here at Barming Primary School we are keen to introduce different languages to the children. In Years 3 and 4 they learn French and in Years 5 and 6 they are learning Spanish.
In both languages, we cover basic vocabulary and phrases relating to a range of topics, including greetings, family, food and school. The children complete various activities using speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.
Our Language Leader is Mrs A Ingram.
BASTILLE DAY 2018
We celebrated Bastille Day on Friday 13th July.
Bastille Day is a French national day of celebration. In France it is formally known as ‘La Fete Nationale’.
During Bastille Day all the children had the opportunity to visit the ‘Café De Barming’ which was set up and run by our very own Year 6 children.
In the café the children were able to buy a French pastry and a typical French drink. When buying a pastry and drink the children were encouraged to practise their French skills by ordering in French and paying with Euros. The children even got an opportunity to visit the bureau de change before-hand to experience changing money.
Children who were not in the ‘Café De Barming’ completed a range of activities in their own classrooms, some of these included; practising their French or painting in the style of different French artists, such as Georges Seurat (who created a pointillism painting of the Eiffel tower). Other activities included learning about the Tour De France, finding out the background around Bastille Day and completing quizzes to test their knowledge and understanding. All of which supported their understanding of French whilst making the experience one to remember!