Languages are a key part of the curriculum at Gosforth Central Middle and all efforts are made to promote languages across the school.
In Key Stage 2 pupils study Spanish for 1 hour a week. We cover a range of topics and aim to produce confident and language loving linguists by the end of Year 6. We currently have a Spanish volunteer who comes once a week to do conversation sessions with the pupils.
In Key Stage 3 pupils study French for 2 or 3 hours a week. There is an increased focus on grammar and accuracy in preparation for their transition to GCSE work.
In addition, Language club runs weekly offering a range of language based activities and tasters in other languages such as German and Japanese. We also have Mandarin classes after school on a Wednesday.
In order to help your children to improve their language skills or to assist with homework the following links may be useful. Pupils have a usernames and passwords for the links.
www.linguascope.com a fun site with many games to practice vocabulary
www.vocabexpress.com an excellent site for learning and expanding vocabulary with games and challenges
www.littleredlanguages.com a site aiming to increase children’s knowledge through stories
www.languagesonline.com a self marking website which is particularly good for practising grammar
www.bbc.com/languages articles, exercise and videos in French and Spanish
Our programme of study with our main termly aims is below. Please feel free to contact the school with any questions.