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, learn new ways of thinking and read great literature in the original language. Language teaching should provide the foundation for learning further languages, equipping pupils to study and work in other countries.
The St Nicholas Frenchman has a robust understanding of the four key language learning skills - listening, speaking, reading and writing – the pupils will be taught and all necessary grammar will be covered in an age-appropriate way across the primary phase.
It is our vision that languages are for life. The study of a language is seen as an important part of our pupils’ education as languages are part of the cultural richness of our society and the world in which we live and work. Learning French contributes to mutual understanding, a sense of global citizenship and personal fulfilment. Pupils learn to appreciate different countries, cultures, communities and people. The ability to understand and communicate in another language is a lifelong skill for education, employment and leisure in this country and throughout the world.
Key features of our French curriculum:
· High expectations of every child
· Practical approach to learning French as a modern foreign language
· Engaging activities which allow children to practise and revisit key vocabulary
· Balanced opportunities for listening, oral and writing skills in French with a focus on the development of phonic understanding.
Organisation of teaching and learning
In Key Stage 2 (KS2), teaching follows the National Curriculum and the La Jolie Ronde scheme of work.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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