In line with the 2014 National Curriculum for French, our aim is to ensure our Key Stage 2 children are equipped with the skills and coverage required for their time in Key Stage 3. Our curriculum fosters the children’s curiosity and helps to deepen their understanding of the world and gradually build on skills. Throughout Key Stage 2, children develop their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills to help them grow into curious, confident and reflective language learners and we aim to provide them with a foundation that will equip them for further language studies.
At Trinity St Mary’s we use our staff and a member of the language department from our neighbouring secondary school, William De Ferrers, who visits each half term to teach. At present, French is taught during our weekly carousel, meaning that each class is taught by an experienced language teacher throughout their time with us. Lessons are taught in a planned sequence to allow opportunities to revise and build on language and grammar from previous lessons. Throughout their time with us children use their language skills to learn about a range of topics from everyday life to the wider world. Working with specialist teachers allows children to build a rich vocabulary and gain knowledge and passion from a specialist in this field.
We want to ensure that language is loved by our pupils throughout their time at school so that when they leave us they continue their language studies. Children have a chance to showcase their learning by displaying work on our display board found in the Key Stage 2 area of the school. This board is also a place where younger children can see what they will learn in future year groups and begin their enthusiasm for language.
Check out the attached link for some great French games.
Here is a fun poster showing the French colours.