Modern Foreign Languages - Italian

Italian at Wheatfields Primary School

At Wheatfields we are very lucky to have Signora Triola, a qualified teacher of Italian, appointed by MAECI (Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation) working for the Italian Consualate General of Italy in London.  Signora Triola teaches Italian to the children in Years 1-6 once a week.

The children love learning Italian which, in turn, helps them with their own language by identifying roots to common words and recalling how language is taught.

Children learn a number of concepts around basic language acquisition skills, as in teaching children how to read, using picture prompts and flash cards. Children work from a very early age on greetings, days of the week and months, numbers, foods, objects and animals! Once they reach Key Stage 2 the children are learning how to follow instructions given to them in Italian and are forming basic phrases and sentences of their own.

PLEASE SEE ATTACHMENT AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE FOR SOME GREETINGS PRACTISED IN CLASS

Daily Routine - All classes begin with the date and greetings to the class.  Depending on the year group they may only learn "It's Thursday" (Year 1) and progress through to "It's Thursday 2 February 2017" (Year 3).  By Year 4 greetings are added "Good morning everyone and have a good day".  Years 5 and 6 also have a learning objective.

SUMMER 2017 - PLEASE SEE ATTACHMENTS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE:

1) So contare fino a: A powerpoint presentation, numbers 1 to 100

2) Fa freddo a pisa: A powerpoint presentation of the most important towns in Italy

3) Oggi oggi: Two documents for a song about the weather - both the music and the lyrics with pictures

 

MODERN FOREIGN LANGUAGES – SKILLS PROGRESSION:

 KS1

 

Children in Years 1 and 2 will learn Italian. This will rely mainly on the spoken language. The children will learn basic facts and about Italian customs.

 

 

KS2

 

Children in Key Stage 2 will have Italian lessons. This will have an appropriate balance of spoken and written language and will lay the foundation for further language learning in Key Stage 3.  

 

Pupils will be taught to:

 

  • Listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding
  • Explore the patterns and sounds in language through songs and rhymes
  • Develop accurate punctuation and intonation
  • Engage in conversations; ask and answer questions
  • Speak in sentences
  • Present ideas and information orally to a range of audiences
  • Read carefully and show understanding of words, phrases and basic language structures
  • Appreciate stories, songs, poems and rhymes in the language
  • Write phrases form memory
  • Describe people, places, things and actions orally and in writing
  • Understand basic grammar appropriate to the language being studied