We aim for our language education to foster children’s curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world, enable them to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to its speakers, both in speech and in writing. Our current language provision is French.
French is taught from Year 1 to Year 6. All children have fortnightly French lessons during the year and are taught by a French speaker.
The core elements of our curriculum are:
Our scheme of work follows four stages:
All lessons allow children to develop their language skills in relevant, engaging and meaningful contexts. Learning happens through a great range of interactive activities, role-play, songs, games and stories. In the earlier stages of language learning the focus is on speaking and listening.
We also introduce the children to the French lifestyle along with French customs and traditions, to ensure that their learning is in context.