Modern Foreign Language (French)
From Year 3-6 all pupils have discrete French lesson, taught by the class teacher. In addition to this, the rest of the school learn and practise some basic French vocabulary (and possibly other languages too) – for example responding to the register or asking for lunch choices. Whilst the majority of work will be spoken language, songs and games, some written recording is encouraged. This may be single words in Year 3, leading onto to sentences and even short paragraphs for years 5 and 6. French spelling patterns and phonetic systems are also introduced and referred to throughout Key Stage 2.
We believe language learning offers opportunities for children to:
• gain enjoyment, pride and a sense of achievement
• express themselves creatively and imaginatively in another language
• apply and develop their knowledge of languages and language learning
• explore and apply strategies to improve their learning
• explore their own cultural identities and those of others
Where possible, content will be linked to individual topics but this is not always possible.
There will be plenty of opportunities for repetition of key vocabulary throughout Keystage two.
Examples of themes for each year
days of week/months
age & birthday
parts of body
Journey to school
Places in a town
food and drink
For Information about French speaking countries and the French Language:
Online books and activities in French