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Studying a language in primary school provides children with essential life skills. As well as giving them the opportunity to learn another language, it helps to promote a wider intercultural understanding. At Overfields, we study French.

Our aim is to develop a passion and curiosity in each child about the language they are learning. We want them to be confident about their language learning abilities so that will feel willing and able to continue studying languages beyond Key Stage 2.

We will help them develop and demonstrate substantial progress in the 5 key language skills necessary for learning French: speaking, listening, reading, writing and grammar. We will extend their knowledge of how language works and explore the similarities and differences between French and English.

During their time at Overfields, we will also help strengthen their sense of identity through learning about culture in other French-speaking countries and comparing it with their own.

To see the way that teaching and learning in PE supports our school’s wider curriculum vision, click below:

Teaching and Learning in French

Teachers plan their lessons using the Language Angels scheme of work and resources, and will supplement this with their own ideas and experience and those of their colleagues. Each year group will follow six themed units of work with lessons designed to motivate, captivate and interest children from the first moment. Lessons will cover all five language skills and will have clear, achievable objectives. They will also provide for different learning styles using e.g. interactive teaching materials and games, songs, rhymes and raps and written activities. SEND children have access to the curriculum through variation of task, grouping or support from an adult.

You can visit the Language Angels website here.

Each class has a timetabled lesson of at least thirty minutes per week and French can also be revisited in short sessions throughout the week to consolidate knowledge and ensure new language is retained. Children will also be able to access learning materials from home.  In addition to following the lessons, opportunities may be provided to extend knowledge of French language and culture through celebration assemblies, cooking and tasting French food and communicating with penpals.

You can view our Long Term Plan for French below. While our younger pupils are exposed to the different cultures and traditions of other countries, French as a language is only taught in Key Stage 2.

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