French is taught to children throughout their time at Goodwyn School. Younger children are introduced to the language through songs and rhymes and simple French stories. They build a wide vocabulary bank as they progress through the school.
They learn how to buy food for a picnic, discuss the weather and describe their hobbies. They enhance their speaking skills by performing a weather forecast and role-playing buying an ice cream. In Key Stage 2 more writing and grammar work is introduced with children talking and writing about themselves, their families, their town and school. They role-play being at a café and doing the shopping at a market as well as giving and understanding directions.
Latin is introduced in Key Stage Two with the help of Minius the mouse! The course is based upon the textbooks Minimus and Minimus Secundus which give a gentle start to learning this ancient language as well as some Roman history, myths and legends. The topic is brought to life when the children make mosaics and take on roles as slaves in a market.