French Programme of study
- Encourage pupils to understand and respond to written language from a variety of sources.
- Promote speaking with increasing confidence, fluency and spontaneity.
- Equip pupils with ways of communicating what they want to say, including discussion and asking questions.
- Encourage the continuous improvement of the accuracy of their pronunciation and intonation.
- Provide them with opportunities to write at varying length for different purpose and audience, using the variety of grammatical structures they have learnt.
- Foster the development of pupils’ appreciation of a range of writing in French.
French is taught in weekly lessons of 1 hour in Years 4 & 5 by a specialist teacher.
French is taught in by the class teacher in Year 3 and 6.
We teach French through the use of:
- Language Angels scheme
- Authentic reading resources
- Transactional activities
- The interactive whiteboard
- Independent, paired and group work
We provide the children with these key skills from the Languages programme of study:
- To listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding.
- To explore the patterns of sound and language through songs and rhymes and link the spelling, sound and meaning of words.
- To engage in conversations; ask and answer questions; express opinions and respond to those of others; seek help and clarification.
- To speak in sentences, using familiar vocabulary, phrases and basic language structures.
- To develop accurate pronunciation and intonation so that others understand when they are reading aloud or using familiar words and phrases.
- To present ideas and information orally to a range of audiences.
- To read carefully and show understanding of words, phrases and simple writing.
- To appreciate stories, songs, poems and rhymes in French.
- To broaden their vocabulary and develop the ability to understand new words that are introduced into familiar written material, including through a dictionary.
- To write phrases from memory and adapt these to create new sentences to express ideas clearly.
- To describe people, places, things and actions orally and in writing.
- To understand basic grammar including feminine and masculine forms, the conjugation of high frequency verbs; key features and patterns of French and how to apply these to build sentences; and how these differ from or are similar to English
Provision for More and Most Able Children
We plan a variety of opportunities to extend, enrich and enhance the learning of our more and most able children, so that they achieve to the best of their ability and make the best possible progress.
By the end of Key Stage 2, children are expected to know, apply and understand the matters, skills and processes taught in each unit.