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Sub-Intent for FRENCH 

 

Learning a foreign language provides children with a window into another culture and fosters pupils’ curiosity of the wider world. At Pilgrims’ Cross we aim to deepen the children’s understanding of France and French speaking culture and allow pupils to express themselves in French orally and in written form. Children will use the language for practical purposes and develop language acquisition skills for future learning.

Teaching should focus on enabling pupils to make substantial progress in one language. The teaching should provide an appropriate balance of spoken and written language and should lay the foundations for further foreign language teaching at key stage 3. It should enable pupils 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. The focus of study in modern languages will be on practical communication.

Pupils should be taught to:

  • listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding
  • explore the patterns and sounds of language through songs and rhymes and link the spelling, sound and meaning of words
  • engage in conversations; ask and answer questions; express opinions and respond to those of others; seek clarification and help*
  •  speak in sentences, using familiar vocabulary, phrases and basic language structures
  •  develop accurate pronunciation and intonation so that others understand when they are reading aloud or using familiar words and phrases*
  • present ideas and information orally to a range of audiences* 
  • read carefully and show understanding of words, phrases and simple writing
  • appreciate stories, songs, poems and rhymes in the language
  • broaden their vocabulary and develop their ability to understand new words that are introduced into familiar written material, including through using a dictionary
  • write phrases from memory, and adapt these to create new sentences, to express ideas clearly
  • describe people, places, things and actions orally* and in writing

Below are two documents that detail the curriculum for FRENCH across the school:

 

  • The two document is the full French curriculum set out in year groups. 

 

  • The third document are key objectives which the Subject Lead Guide has identified that they feel in their professional opinion the children must understand to develop a good understanding of their subject.

(N.B. The order of the key objectives are in constant review to ensure secure and relevant learning links and ensure progressive understanding) 

FRENCH FULL CURRICULUM YEARS 1-6

FRENCH KEY OBJECTIVES YEARS 1 and 6

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