Bonjour! My name is Mrs Wrenn. I have been the MFL coordinator at Sherdley Primary School since I became a teacher here in 2012. I completed a French degree at the University of Manchester and have spent time living and studying in France, so I am a true Francophile. I am supported in this role by Mrs Dearing, who teaches French across KS2 and is as equally passionate as myself.
Learning a foreign language provides children with a unique opportunity to develop their understanding of their own language as well as broadening their horizons and giving them a deeper appreciation of different countries and cultures. As a passionate French speaker, I truly believe in the inportance of language learning from a young age and I am delighted that the children at Sherdley Primary are so enthusiastic about their French lessons. Lessons include a wide range of activities including songs, games, roleplays and interactive tasks, which means the sessions are exciting and accessible to all. Children learn basic phrases, colours, numbers, days of the week, weather and also learn vocabulary based around a variety of different topics.
French at Sherdley has a presence across the whole school, with everyone from the Headteacher to the Caretaker joining in with language learning initiatives. To further promote this, I planned and delivered a French evening class which was open to all parents and staff. I support teachers across school by attending courses and delivering training at staff meetings. I organise a whole school French day to coincide with Bastille Day. I also successully applied for an Erasmus grant through the British Council. As a result, 8 members of staff were able to spend a week in Normandy, taking part in an intensive language learning course to support them with their confidence in delivering French sessions.
If you would like to talk about French at Sherdley Primary School, please contact me.