Friday 17 November 2017
Thank you to everyone who attended our Prospective Year 7 Parents' Information Evening... Now don't miss our Scholarship Day Mon 22nd January! Westbourne is celebrating another successful ISI Inspection Report - see NEWS section for details...Westbourne has some of the best GCSE results in the area - 97% A*- C... See NEWS section... Every Day is an Open Day at Westbourne, please call 0114 2660374 to plan your visit...
Thank you to everyone who attended our Prospective Year 7 Parents' Information Evening... Now don't miss our Scholarship Day Mon 22nd January! Westbourne is celebrating another successful ISI Inspection Report - see NEWS section for details...Westbourne has some of the best GCSE results in the area - 97% A*- C... See NEWS section... Every Day is an Open Day at Westbourne, please call 0114 2660374 to plan your visit...

French

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At Westbourne we believe that learning a foreign language provides a valuable educational, social and cultural experience, which will lay the foundation for future language learning. It helps the children to develop communication skills including key skills of speaking and listening and extends their knowledge of how language works. Learning another language gives the children a new perspective on the world, encouraging them to understand their own cultures and those of others.

Every class from Pre-School to Year 4 enjoys a weekly French lesson taught by a specialist teacher, who is also a native speaker. French is taught in an enjoyable and active way through songs, rhymes and games in a French classroom.

Year 5 and 6 have two lessons a week - the methodology used is a combination of Visual, Aural and kinaesthetic approaches, proving extremely effective in catering to children’s different learning style. Linguistically the focus is on developing children’s knowledge of key verbs as this is key to be able to construct simple sentences rather than concentrating on teaching lists of words.