In Key Stage 2 each class has an hour a week of French, with teaching based on the objectives of the National Curriculum Languages Programme of Study. They are able to develop their listening and speaking skills and to begin to present their ideas orally and in writing. We explore the patterns and sounds of language to help the children develop accurate spelling and pronunciation.
Our approach to language teaching is designed to ensure children develop a positive attitude towards language learning, to build their confidence, to develop their awareness of different languages and cultures and to give them some basic language learning skills that provide a solid foundation for future language learning opportunities. In Year 6 the school organises a very popular residential trip to France during which the children have opportunities to put into practice some of the skills they have been working on.
For further details of what your child will be doing in French this term please refer to their year group’s medium term plan.