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  • French

    Welcome to a new exciting year of language learning.  If you would like to know more about the coverage each term, take a look at the links below which give an overview of the French Topics to be taught each half term.
    If you would like to support your child with their language learning at home, French games net is a free website that has a wide range of resources and games to look at. Here is the link:


    If your child enjoys learning independently using their tablet, I can highly recommend Duolingo to try out at home too. 
    If you have any questions about languages at school, please feel free to contact me.
    Best wishes,
    Mrs Allen

    Curriculum Intent 

    Our intent in French is to ensure all pupils are taught the knowledge, skills and vocabulary appropriate to their year group focussing on the key end points.

    Curriculum Statement

    Learning a foreign language is a liberation from insularity and provides an opening to other cultures. A high-quality languages education should foster pupils’ curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. The teaching should enable pupils to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to its speakers, both in speech and in writing. It should also provide opportunities for them to communicate for practical purposes.

    -The National Curriculum in England: Key stages 1 and 2 Framework Document. September 2013


    At school we believe that the learning of a language provides a valuable educational, social and cultural experience for our pupils.  It helps them to develop communication skills, including key skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing. The children’s knowledge of how language works will be developed and extended.  Lessons will enable pupils to make substantial progress in one language. The linguistic skills gained will assist and lay foundations for further language learning. It will provide pupils with the confidence and independence to explore and be able to attempt manipulation of the structure of language. Learning another language gives children a new and broader perspective on the world, encouraging them to understand their own cultures and those of others.


    Children in KS2 learn French.

    In KS2 children are taught by the class teacher once a week (for a minimum of 30 minutes) and school aims to follow up activities when appropriate outside of the language lesson.

    Children in KS1 and foundation stage are involved in language learning through special termly activities and events; eg. Bonfire Night, Valentines Day,

    The Curriculum:

    Our school follows the Primary Languages Network scheme of work. It is a live scheme which is continually updated and revised in order to meet with current curriculum standards. Alongside the planning provided, the network also enriches this through accompanying power points, pod casts (spoken by native speakers) links to authentic literature, songs, games, culture points of reference, links to appropriate websites.

    Sound’s scheme of work is reviewed and revised yearly, due to the school’s mixed year groups to ensure coverage and continuity.

    Teaching and Learning:

    To promote an active learning of languages a range of teaching methods are implemented to ensure that the children are developing their linguistic skills through listening, speaking, reading and writing in order to be secondary ready. Activities can consist of actions, rhymes, stories, song, drama, grammar focus, video clips, air writing, sentence structure, dictionary work, book making and many more creative ways to extend, embed and combine language skills.




    Assessment clouds are used to keep track of progress and are linked to the Scheme of Work.  These are in the front of the children’s French books and show the intended coverage for each term for the academic year. The children colour in the Can do clouds once they have been covered, and the teacher uses a traffic light system to assess how confident the children are with the objective.

    France 155

    A brilliant website for playing games and practising vocabulary:


    If you are keen to practise French at home there are some brilliant teaching modules on YOUTUBE. The most useful I have found are:

    French Essentials Learn French with Alexa

    There are over 20 short youtube clips which cover the topics we have been covering in school eg. numbers, days of the week, months, body parts, animals.

    Top Ten Ideas to Get Ahead in Primary School French

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    Check out our new gallery link below to see further enrichment activities and events linked to French.