Primary Foreign Languages
We teach French as our foreign language. In Reception and Key Stage 1,
children will occasionally sing songs or do fun activities using French vocabulary
(this is optional). In Key Stage 2, children are taught early French language
skills using the following progression:
Year 3 and 4
· Basic Greetings
· Foods – ordering in a restaurant/shop
· At School
· My Home
· My Town
· Describing People
· Body Parts
We learn to:
Use simple words and phrases
Pronounce single words correctly
Recognise some words by sight
Say words and phrases to a partner or the class
Respond to questions
Write some words as appropriate
We learn through:
Songs and rhymes
Speaking and listening games
Year 5 and 6
Revision of basic vocabulary and new topics:
· On Holiday
· Eating Out
· A School Trip
· The Environment
· In France
· The Future
We learn to:
Link simple sentences with conjunctions
Use correct pronunciation in longer sentences
Listen to French words and phrases and start to recognise these.
Read and recognise French words using understanding of some basic French phonics
Write small amounts of French where appropriate.
The majority of teaching is in the target language including instructions and classroom management.
The emphasis in all French lessons is on oral practice and developing confidence and enthusiasm for language learning.
We have linked with schools in France so the children have experience of writing letters in French with basic phrases and reading responses from France with support.
We use a wide range of activities including interactive whiteboard resources, role-play, puppets, songs, games, individual computer games, kinaesthetic activities and written activities including booklet and poster making.
We also learn information about France as a country and French culture including similarities and differences with our own country.