Faith & French
The intention of the French curriculum at SSMJ is to design a curriculum so that our children are taught to develop an interest in learning other languages in a way that is enjoyable and stimulating. How we communicate plays a fundamental role in showing and understanding our distinctive Catholic ethos. The more we understand about others the more we can learn about working together with others. The learning of languages closely links with Pentecost.
SUDDENLY, from out of nowhere, came the sound of a rushing mighty wind. It sounded like a huge tornado was right in the room with them!
And that isn't all . . .
They saw something that looked like two flames of fire resting just above each person's head!
And that still isn't all . . .
They were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they all began to speak in other languages which they had never learned!
We encourage children’s confidence and creative skills, as well as striving to stimulate and encourage children’s curiosity about language. We will deliver lessons that will help children develop their awareness of cultural differences in other countries. We want the children at SSMJ to have a wealth of cultural knowledge and understand God's creation and aim was for one world working together and it is our duty to share this message. We want our children to embed the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing skills necessary to enable them to use and apply their French learning in a variety of contexts and lay the foundations for future language learning.