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Intent

At Liberty, we are determined to ensure each KS2 child receives high quality French teaching. Lessons should teach children the skills needed to communicate confidently in French. Children should also be able to express their thoughts and ideas both in speech and writing.

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.

 

It is intended that when children leave Liberty Primary school, they will have a natural curiosity and confidence to explore, other countries, cultures and languages, accepting that, in a multi-lingual society it is a valuable skill to be able to communicate effectively with others in another language.  They will be engaged and prepared to continue language learning at High School. 

 

Implementation

At Liberty Primary school children have weekly lessons in French throughout Key Stage 2 which are taught by a specialist French teacher to ensure high quality teaching of the correct grammatical features and pronunciation. The lessons take place in a dedicated French room which provides a more immersive experience and displays to support children’s learning. As we acknowledge children’s different learning styles, our children learn through active participation in actions, rhymes, stories, song, grammar focus, video clips, sentence structure, dictionary work, book making and many more creative ways to extend, embed and combine language skills. 

There is an exciting French day to deepen the children’s understanding of France. This will link with Geography and compare similarities and differences between France and the United Kingdom. During these days the children will learn facts about France and also roleplay scenarios to deepen their French knowledge.

 

 Impact

 Our French curriculum will ensure all pupils develop key language learning skills, as set out by the national curriculum. These are as follows:

 

  • 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

 

Pupil Voice is used to further develop the French curriculum, through questioning of pupils' views and attitudes to learning a language.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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