Modern Foreign Languages

All children in Key Stage Two receive a weekly French lesson as part of our modern foreign languages curriculum.  Our teaching provides an appropriate balance of spoken and written language and lays the foundation for further foreign language teaching at key stage 3.  There is also an opportunity for  pupils to participate in a French extra-curricular club.

Our curriculum enables pupils to understand and communicate ideas, facts and feelings in speech and writing, focused on familiar and routine matters, using their knowledge of phonology, grammatical structures and vocabulary.

Pupils are taught to:

- listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding
- explore the patterns and sounds of language through songs and rhymes and link the spelling, sound and meaning of words
- engage in conversations; ask and answer questions; express opinions and respond to those of others; seek clarification and help
- speak in sentences, using familiar vocabulary, phrases and basic language structures
- develop accurate pronunciation and intonation so that others understand when they are reading aloud or using familiar words and phrases
- present ideas and information orally to a range of audiences*
- read carefully and show understanding of words, phrases and simple writing
- appreciate stories, songs, poems and rhymes in the language
- broaden their vocabulary and develop their ability to understand new words that are introduced into familiar written material, including through using a dictionary
- write phrases from memory, and adapt these to create new sentences, to express ideas clearly
- describe people, places, things and actions orally* and in writing
- understand basic grammar appropriate to French

Every year we have a French enrichment week. Last year we invited parents in and served them French food in our cafe. 



Year 1 have a display in their classroom celebrating the work they completed during French week.

Other languages are also celebrated throughout the school year and incorporated into daily teaching e.g through answering the register etc.