Our curriculum for Languages in Key Stage 2 says that through learning a new language, children should:
broaden their vocabularyknow how (key features and patterns) differ from EnglishI don’t know about you, but I find it very difficult to teach new words in French or Spanish without (a) linking them to English cognates and (b) thinking of English words that are linked to the new words that aren’t necessarily cognate.
For example, last week I was working on the -er sound with Year 5. Our picture was a chevalier and so when we heard the -er sound, we held up our lance. I asked the children…
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