We aim to develop children’s experience of language acquisition and encourage curiosity about foreign languages. Knowledge of how language works is extended and connections between French and English are explored. Children also strengthen their sense of identity through learning about culture in Francophone countries and comparing it with their own culture.
Teaching and Learning Overview
Teaching is in line with the recommendations of the National Curriculum for Modern Foreign Languages KS2.
French is taught in a whole-class setting, by the class teacher or PPA teacher. Teachers use the Rigolo scheme of work for French as a guide for their coverage across year groups. Please refer to the topics covered from Year 3 to Year 6 on the website subjects overview. Lessons are designed to motivate children through the use of practical and interactive resources as well as through songs, rhymes and role-plays. They have clear, achievable objectives and incorporate different learning styles. SEN children have access to the curriculum through variation of task, grouping or support from an adult. French clubs are also offered to children in both KS1 and KS2. Local secondary schools also invite children in Years 5 and 6 to take part in outreach MFL projects.