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St. Paul's C of E VA

Primary and Nursery School

Walk on Water

French

French

Intent

Learning a foreign language is a necessary part of being a member of a multi-cultural society and provides an opening to other cultures. A high-quality languages education should foster children’s curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. The teaching should enable children 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 children to study and work in other countries.

It is our intent at St Pauls for the children to: understand and respond to spoken and written language from a variety of authentic sources ,speak with increasing confidence, fluency and spontaneity, finding ways of communicating what they want to say, including through discussion and asking questions, and continually improving the accuracy of their pronunciation and intonation, can write at varying length, for different purposes and audiences, using the variety of grammatical structures that they have learnt discover and develop an appreciation of a range of writing in the language studied.

This is achieved through weekly lessons in French throughout Key Stage 2, using the resources and units of work from Language Angels  in addition to other resources.

 

 

Implementation

All classes will have access to a very high-quality foreign languages curriculum using a carefully considered scheme of work and resources. This will progressively develop pupil skills in foreign languages through regularly taught and well-planned weekly lessons in Key Stage Two and fortnightly lessons in EYFS and Key Stage One.

Children will be taught how to listen and read longer pieces of text gradually in French and they will have ample opportunities to speak, listen to, read and write the language being taught with and without scaffolds, frames and varying levels of support.

Units, where possible and appropriate, will be linked to class topics and cross curricular themes. Children will build on previous knowledge gradually as their foreign language lessons continue to recycle, revise and consolidate previously learnt language whilst building on all four language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing.

EYFS

Fortnightly French lessons with a focus on speaking and listening. The units will cover nursery rhymes, numbers, greetings, shapes and seasons.

 

KS1

Fortnightly French lessons with a focus on speaking and listening. The units will cover nursery rhymes, numbers, greetings and key vocabulary linked to their curriculum topics.

KS2

Weekly French lessons with a focus on speaking, listening, reading and writing about themselves, hobbies, interests, families and school. They will also learnt how to engage in a discussion about their curriculum topics in French.

 

 

Impact

By the time the
children at St. Paul’s leave our school, they will:

 

· All pupils will have a love for French

 

· All pupils review their successes in achieving the lesson objectives at the end of every session and are actively encouraged to identify their own target areas, with these being identified, shared and verified by teachers as necessary.

 

· As children progress throughout the school, they develop a wider French vocabulary that they can use in their everyday conversations

 

 

 

At St Paul's, we enjoy learning how to speak another language throughout our curriculum as well as discreet lessons.

We start introducing French, in Nursery and reception in the form of songs and basic vocabulary and phrases. In key stage 1, they learn a new phrase or class routine in French each week. This is progressed to, weekly half hour discrete lessons every week  in key stage 2, following different units from 'Language Angels' which is taught by the class teacher. French vocabulary, is then continued to be spoken by teachers and pupils throughout the week.

We are aiming for French to be spoken creatively and spontaneously by staff and children alike and we practise really hard to speak French without an English accent! Ask us and be amazed!

Any French specialists out there would be more than welcome to come and share their expertise with our children. Please just let us know.

à bientôt

 

All Over the World Day

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We had a theme day where we learnt about different languages and cultures from around the world!

Nursery's days of the week & 1 to 7!

Reception singing greetings!

Year 4 will entertain you!

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