Modern Foreign Language - French
The aim of including French within the curriculum is to give children the opportunity to develop knowledge of another language and culture, to prepare them for learning languages at a greater depth and give them some experience both in writing and conversing with others in a different language.
Between years 3 to 6, children will learn a range of skills including basic communication, and other phrases to help them discuss every day topics such as weather, classroom items, animals, family and likes and dislikes. They will develop their skills so they are able to understand the grammatical differences between French and English.
Children are taught through a variety of techniques following the lightbulb languages guidance and lesson plans, teachers will adapt planning and resources as necessary to reflect the children’s understanding and their varying needs.
Children that are high achieving will be challenged with more complex vocabulary and sentence structure both in written and spoken language.
The impact is an increased enjoyment and understanding of different cultures and languages, skills that are transferable in the next stage of their education and a greater awareness of a previously unfamiliar culture; therefore linking to the Equality Act and British Fundamental Values.
Teachers use assessment for learning and assess children according to the learning objectives they teach, they then use this information to plan their next set of lessons.