Modern Foreign Language

French is taught to all classes for 30 to 45 minutes each week by Mrs Harrison. Children are able to develop their French language skills as well as learning about French culture and traditions.

Younger children learn French words and phrases through songs, videos, games, stories and repetition. As the children progress through the school they learn how to say more complex sentences, including descriptions, opinions and reasons why. They will recognise sound spelling links, write simple, then more complex sentences and learn some basic grammar structures.

We have access to lots of French resources in school which allow children to listen to a range of native speakers and include interactive games to reinforce the new language being taught. We are currently following a comprehensive scheme of work which covers all the elements of listening, speaking, reading, writing, grammar and phonics.

All KS2 children have a French folder where written work is kept. This stays with them and can be used as a reference. Children are assessed at least once a term to ensure progression is being made.

Knowledge organisers for KS2 children can be found on each class page which give details of topics, vocabulary and key structures to be covered each term or half term as appropriate.