At Court de Wyck we follow the Classroom Secrets scheme of work to teach French in KS2. The interactive programme and resources are used to create a structured lesson with a variety of learning styles. The learning of French provides a valuable educational, social, and cultural experience for all pupils. Pupils develop communication and literacy skills that lay the foundation for future language learning. They develop linguistic competence, extend their knowledge of how language works and explore differences and similarities between French and English.
Learning another language raises awareness of the multilingual and multicultural world and introduces an international dimension to pupils’ learning, giving an insight into their own culture and those of others. Learning French provides a medium for cross-curricular links and the reinforcement of knowledge, skills and understanding developed in other subjects.
A high-quality languages education should nurture children’s curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. The teaching should inspire children to express their ideas and thoughts in another language, while also understanding and responding to the French language, both in speech and in writing.
The national curriculum for languages aims to ensure that all pupils:
• 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.