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Welcome to Castle Camps (VC) Church of England Primary School

Learning together with faith, hope and love

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Purpose of Study

At Castle Camps Primary School we are keen to promote the study of a foreign language because of its increasing importance in the modern world. We want to embed language learning into our curriculum. This has been recognised in the National Curriculum where there is the statutory commitment to give every child between the ages of 7 and 11 the opportunity to learn a new language. Enriching the curriculum and releasing children’s creative energy through sport, drama, music and languages reinforces their understanding of the basics and helps them enjoy a broader, more balanced curriculum.

The experience of learning and using a foreign language makes its unique contribution to the whole curriculum by taking children out of the familiar environment which is pervaded by English and allowing them to explore the life-style and culture of another land through the medium of its language. This in turn provides a satisfying, enjoyable and intellectually challenging experience for children in coping with a different linguistic medium.



Ensure that all pupils

  • understand and respond to spoken and written language from a variety of authentic sources.

  • speak with increasing confidence, fluency and spontaneity, finding ways of communicating what they want to say, including through discussion and asking questions, and continually improving the accuracy of their pronunciation and intonation.

  • can write at varying length, for different purposes and audiences, using the variety of grammatical structures that they have learnt.

  • discover and develop an appreciation of a range of writing in the language studied


Subject Content

In Early Years and Key Stage 1, pupils can be introduced to foreign languages by their class teacher through the use of songs, stories and games which fit in with their topics and daily routines. In Key Stage 2 all pupils learn French as a discrete curriculum subject. Class 3 is taught by the class teacher and follows La Jolie Ronde scheme of work, which introduces basic vocabulary and simple conversation. Classes 4 and 5 are taught by Madame Kelly. Their schemes of work complement, as far as possible, the IPC topic for the term. Lesson objectives ensure that pupils are progressively developing linguistic skills and understanding, in accordance with the National Curriculum programme of Study.

French Overviews 2020-2021

To fit in with their Roman topic, Badger Class wrote about Asterix Characters.

Jacques Cartier role play

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Pupils in Deer Class are learning about North and South America. Jacques Cartier was the first European to discover Canada in the sixteenth century. They imagined an interview with him.

School Closure Activities


Practise numbers 1 to 20



Play games online (numbers 1 to 10) here.


Activities to practise numbers 1 to 12 can be found here.


A fun song to help you learn numbers up to 20.


Games to practise numbers 11 to 20 are here.


Practise numbers 13 to 20 here.



Practise colours


Practise colour vocabulary here.


Play games here.


Listen to a fun song here.


Practise Days and Months



Games to practise days and months here.

Vocabulary games connected to spring and summer here.

Vocabulary games connected to autumn and winter here.


A fun song about the days here.

A fun song about the months here.


Practise animals



Practise pet vocabulary here.


Learn more animal vocabulary here.


Listen to a fun song about animals with big noses here!

Practise greetings



Play a memory game here.

Play a matching game here.

Fling the teacher here!

Learn a fun song about greetings here.