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What children learn in French

The focus of study in French lesson is practical communication. Children learn to express their ideas and thoughts in French and to understand and respond to French speakers, both in speech and in writing. Children learn to understand and communicate ideas, facts and feelings in speech and writing, focused on familiar and routine matters, using their knowledge of phonology, grammatical structures and vocabulary.

Our approach to teaching in French

Our teaching of French provides a balance of spoken and written language and lays the foundations for further foreign language teaching at Key Stage 3. We focus on speaking and listening and we make use of role play, puppets and props to motivate the children to speak and listen in French. Children are able to listen to native French speakers correctly pronouncing words through our curriculum resources.

Children’s achievements in French

By the time they leave primary school, children are able to understand and respond to spoken and written French. They are able to speak with increasing confidence, fluency and spontaneity, and continually improve the accuracy of their pronunciation and intonation. The can write at varying length for different purposes and audiences using the variety of grammatical structures that they have learnt.