All pupils in Lower and Middle School have one French lesson per week, taught by a MFL specialist. Lessons focus mainly on speaking and listening skills and we use a variety of techniques to encourage pupils to have an active role learning French. These include games, role-play and songs (particularly action songs). We frequently use mime and picture flashcards to accompany new vocabulary in the foreign language, as this serves to demonstrate the foreign language without the need for translation.
This year, we have subscribed to an online tool site (www.linguascope.com) to support learning and set this as homework for pupils – all pupils have the log on for this in their planners.
In year 9, the final year of French at Westhaven, pupils have the opportunity to go on our French trip, which for most of our pupils is the highlight of their time at Westhaven!