Our aims are that all children can:
As our children move through Key Stage 2 they will be taught French. The curriculum covers basics like numbers and develops language around topics they would be able to put into practice, e.g. Greetings names, courtesy words moving into emotions and preferences. Grammar is a large focus of the teaching and children will develop their understanding of grammar alongside what we teach in literacy.
In lessons the children are taught to listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding. Through rhymes and songs, the children will explore the sounds and patterns of language and will begin to make links. The children are encouraged to engage in conversations with their peers putting into practice what they have learnt. As they practice speaking in French they will develop the appropriate expression and intonation needed.
Parts of the body
Pets and animals
Today/tomorrow and yesterday
This month, next month and last month
Food and food shops
The adjective follows the noun.
Indefinite article (un/une)
Verbs to do with movement (for classroom games)
Definite article (le/la/les)
Big/small (word order)
Use of “and” as a conjuction
Conjugating to be
Verbs to do with living and travelling.
Conjuctions (but, because)
Conjugating to have
Conjugating –er verbs
We were very fortunate to have sixth form students from Thomas Telford visit each of our Key Stage Two classes and deliver a Christmas themed French lesson. The children were able to learn key vocabulary associated with Christmas and learn about some of the culture and traditions that take place in France over the festive period. The children thoroughly enjoyed these sessions and the students from Thomas Telford were incredibly professional and knowledgeable.