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At St. Joseph’s we live, love and learn by the example of Jesus

At St. Joseph’s we live, love and learn by the example of Jesus


!Hola!  All KS2 classes at St Joseph’s have been learning Spanish this academic year in a variety of contexts through listening, speaking, reading and writing. 


We all began the year by learning a range of greetings in Spanish and then colours and numbers. We’ve moved onto to learning about the seasons and each class will be learning a range of other areas from animals to fruit and even musical instruments. In addition, we’ve used activities and games to support our learning. We had a very successful Spanish Immersion Day in December as well which helped to raise the profile of our new language.  Please see the photos below to see what fun we had throughout the day!


We have plans to expand our Spanish curriculum coverage into KS1 as well and to continue to incorporate the language, festivals and customs into whole school initiatives as well.


Spanish (from September 2023)

French was taught until Summer 2023. All our work is below for you to view

MFL during International Week at St Joseph’s

May 2023


Last year we celebrated French Day at St Joseph’s but this year we celebrated the culture of a whole range of countries during International Week!  The aim of the day was to introduce all our children - from EYFS through to KS2 -  to different cultures and languages. Many classes learnt greetings and songs as well as finding out all kinds of interesting facts about their country.  EYFS and Reception made pizza because they were learning about Italy, Year 1 were introduced to Turkey and Year 2 made flags and created traditional Kente designs for their country, Ghana. Years 3 and 4 learned all about Brazil and Iceland respectively and Year 5 learned greetings in Spanish, found out lots of facts about the capital, Madrid, and made Matador hats. Year 6 learned lots of fascinating facts about Canada.

During the week each class had the chance to practise their dancing skills. Our lovely instructor, Emma, helped us learn all kinds of different dances from the Haka and Street Dance to African and Carnival.  As you can imagine, we all had great fun! Finally, we were able to sample all kinds of delicious international foods made by parents during our annual Food Market.

We had a lovely and inspiring week!


French Day at St Joseph’s

July 2022


Bonjour tout le monde! This week we celebrated our French Day at St Joseph’s. The children came to school in the morning wearing a combination of French colours: blue, white and red. The aim of the day was to introduce more vocabulary to KS1 and to encourage KS2 to use conversational French in different scenarios as well as learning more about the country and the culture. Many of the KS1 classes started their days by learning songs to help them with their counting in French as well as learning about colours and animals. In KS2 classes created Fact files about France and practised asking for food in French before they were served with a delicious selection of French breakfast foods. KS1 tried croissants and chocolate brioche as well.


Throughout the day each class had the chance to learn some French dancing. Our lovely instructor, Jo, helped us learn dances such as the can-can as well as a range of country dancing moves. It was great fun.

In the afternoon Years 3, 4 and 5 became French painters; Year 3 used the work of Henri Matisse to inspire their Art work, Year 4 drew in the style of Vincent Van Gogh (who lived in France for many years) and Year 5 used watercolours and wax crayons to create a range of stunning paintings showing the water lilies at the home of Claude Monet in Giverny.


We had a lovely and inspiring day!

Beaucoup de felicitations!

Year 4 La Date

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Year 4 practising the days of the week for their new French topic - La date

Year 5 Chez Moi (conversations about themselves and where they live)

Year 5 Chez Moi (samples of our written work to support our oral work)

Year 6 Le Weekend (playing a time game about activities done during the weekend)