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French

Aims

In line with the national curriculum for languages we aim to ensure that pupils:

  • understand and respond to spoken and written language from a variety of spoken sources
  • speak with increasing confidence, fluency and spontaneity and finding ways of communicating what they want to say through discussion and asking questions
  • can write a simple text using a variety of grammatical structures they have learnt
  • are able to describe people, places, things and actions orally and in writing

 

Approach

Children are taught French in our Key Stage 2 classes.  In their lessons, children are taught speaking, listening, reading and writing skills through a variety of ways.  These include playing games, singing songs, watching DVD clips, grammar exercises, role play and the use of ICT.

From the beginning we introduce basic grammar and encourage children to recognise the key features and patterns of the language and how to build sentences using structures and familiar language they know.

We are keen to encourage the children to enjoy their French lessons and to be confident to have a go at speaking, reading and writing the language.

There are French signs around the school and pupils are encouraged to speak French or other languages outside their French lessons too.  We are always keen to learn other languages inspired by children’s home experiences too.