Modern Foreign Language
French has been chosen as our modern foreign language.
French is taught every week in Key Stage 2 and teachers use a variety of techniques to encourage the children to have an active engagement with French, to develop a positive approach to languages and to develop an understanding of different cultures.
Our French curriculum is in line with the new National Curriculum and is adapted to each class topic to ensure children learn French in a meaningful context.
In Early Years and Key Stage 1, children are given opportunities to listen to and perform traditional songs and to join in with story-telling. Through this children will start to hear the different sounds that occur in French and will start to practice pronouncing some key words and phrases.
In Key Stage 2, teachers use ‘Rigolo’ as the basis for lessons. This is a scheme of work that enables children to hear French being spoken by native speakers. Children are given the opportunity to engage in a variety of role-plays to practise their speaking and listening and once they have mastered saying phrases aloud, they are shown the written form. As they progress, children are given opportunities to read and write short passages of French for a range of reasons