Headteacher: Andrew Drury
Wanborough Primary School, The Beanlands, Wanborough, Swindon, SN4 0EJ
Tel: 01793 790269 Email:admin@wanboroughprimary.org
French

Bienvenue!

At Wanborough Primary School we believe that the learning of a modern foreign language should be enriching, provide enjoyment and form the basis for future language learning. It also provides pupils with the opportunity to experience other cultures and broaden their understanding of the world.

All Key Stage 2 pupils are entitled to one hour of foreign language learning in school. Wanborough Primary recognises the value of this and provides age appropriate modern foreign language learning opportunities for all children.

The focus language at Wanborough is French. Years 3-6 are taught formally, for one hour a week, by Mrs Hook, Higher Level Teaching Assistant, BA (Hons) French. French has also been introduced to Foundation 2 and Key Stage 1 through songs and games.

As well as the formal teaching of French, teachers and children are encouraged to practise the language where possible during the school day, such as taking the register, counting and PE games. We participate in eTwinning projects with other schools across Europe to share ideas, cultural differences and practise language learning.

We understand the importance of celebrating diverse languages and cultures from around the world.

We are lucky to have a link with a school in St Cyr, near Poitiers and are pleased to announce that we have been successful in our Erasmus+ application, (made through the British Council and European Union) which has allocated both schools significant funding to our proposed "Let's all GROW together" project.

Read more about our links HERE...

We hold a French Day every year, when we learn about different aspects of French life. See our most recent event HERE...

French is also one of the languages featured in our annual Worldbeat Song Contest.

Wanborough pupils and staff also have access to Linguascope membership at school and at home. There are a range of languages available to learn. Please encourage your children to play the Linguascope games at home. Remember that everyone should keep their login details secure and not share them.

Below you can see some videos produced by our Year 1 and Year 5 to help learn some useful phrases and ideas.

There are some useful Games, Videos and more on the BBC Primary French site.


Bonjour Hello
Salut Hi
Ça va? How are you?
Ça va bien. Et toi? I’m fine. And you?
oui yes
non no
Je m’appelle Charlotte / Alice My name is ….
Comment tu t’appelles ? What’s your name?
Je m’appelle Daniel / BenjaminMy name is ….
Un, deux, trois, quatre, cinq, six, sept, huit, neuf, dix, onze, douzeOne, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve
Quel âge as – tu? How old are you?
J’ai sept/huit/neuf/dix/onze ans.I am..... years old.

Quelle est la date de ton anniversaire?

When is your birthday?

As-tu un animal?

Do you have a pet?

As-tu des frères ou des soeurs?

Do you have any brothers or sisters?

Où habites – tu?

Where do you live?

Quelle est ta couleur préférée?

What is your favourite colour?