The aim of our French curriculum is to foster children's curiosity and help deepen their understanding of the world. We use a linear curriculum to allow children the opportunity to build on their skills. Children are able to express their thoughts and ideas in French and they are able to interact and communicate with others in both speech and writing. We use Twinkl French resources which gives children opportunities to listen to native speakers.
In years 3 and 4, children acquire basic skills and understanding of French with a strong emphasis placed in developing their speaking and listening skills. In year 5 and 6, these skills are embedded and further developed. There is a progression towards more reading and writing in French.
We aim to inspire our children with a love for learning languages and to expand their horizons to other countries, cultures and people. We aim to help children to grow into curious, confident and reflective language learners and to provide them with a foundation that will equip them for further language study.
The French curriculum is sequenced so that prior learning is considered and opportunities for revision or language and grammar are built in.
Each lesson builds on prior learning with new content added in. Key vocabulary is revisited frequently to help children to remember it. There are opportunities in every session for children to practise their speaking and listening in French.
The children will develop a lifelong love of learning languages and also learning about other cultures and countries.