Curriculum KEYS: Values, Horizons, Equity, World, Love

Values Horizons Equity World Love

Subject

Intent

Implementation

Impact

French

At EBPS, we ensure that every child in KS2 has the opportunity to learn French.  We believe that early language learning fosters an appreciation of other cultures and enthusiasm for learning other foreign languages later in life.

We aim to prepare the children for the KS3 language curriculum to enable them to transfer successfully.

 In Lower Key Stage 2 the focus is initially on oral communication whereas in Upper Key Stage 2 children should be able to express thoughts and ideas in both speech and writing.

Studying MFL makes a valuable contribution to other curriculum areas, developing Speaking and Listening skills, understanding of grammar, rhyme and rhythm, geography, music/singing, group work and presentation skills. In KS1 we celebrate the language and cultures of other countries including those represented within our school community

La Jolie Ronde scheme of work is used to support the teaching and learning of French, providing clear progression for the development of speaking and listening and acquiring vocabulary. Linguascope and additional resources are used to broaden topic vocabulary. This can be accessed online independently by pupils.

A variety of techniques are employed to engage the children with French:

 - Chorused responses, Question and Answer, Games/Quizzes – all used to develop vocabulary through repetition, reading, writing, speaking and listening skills.

 - Role-play/drama/conversation – to build confidence speaking and often relating to situations the children may find themselves in the future.

 - Action songs and rhymes – to develop phonetic skills, memory skills and to further vocabulary.

 - Stories and videos – as opportunities to listen to native speakers.

 - Writing opportunities – to develop sentence building skills. UKS2 children will have the opportunity to exchange letters with a class in France.

 - Linguascope online activities – to broaden topic vocabulary and allow independent practice to develop skills

We build children’s confidence through praise for any contribution they make in French, however tentative. Children are encouraged to respond to and appreciate a range of songs, stories and rhymes and express opinions. They are challenged to respond in sentences using accurate pronunciation and grammar. Assessment is informal and continuous and the children self-assess progress at the end of each term.

In KS1 we promote simple greetings in other languages and celebrate European Languages and International Mother Language Day as a school.

All pupils will grow in awareness of other cultures and languages to become successful members of our diverse community.

The impact of high quality teaching of French we will be seen in the following ways:

-Children will be able to communicate with each other in French.

-Children will become aware that a language has a structure, and that the structure differs from one language to another.

-Children will progress in French through development of the key skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing.

-Children will enrich their language learning by developing an understanding of cultures of French speaking countries.

-Children will transfer to KS3 successfully and will be prepared to continue and develop their language skills.

Subject 

Subject leader

Subject implementation / curriculum design 

How taught 

How assessed (what’s the impact?) 

French

Jo Bromilow

KS2 French lessons based on La Jolie Ronde Scheme and Linguascope activities.

 1 lesson of 45 minutes per week.

Progression monitored through work in books on each topic and conversation practice. Recordings are made of role plays through the year.

MFL (French)


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