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In Key Stage 2, we aim to develop children’s experience of language acquisition and encourage curiosity about languages, to develop their understanding of what they hear and read and their ability to express themselves in speech and writing.

We relate our teaching of grammar in English to our exploration of the differences between French and English. We also aim to strengthen their sense of identity through learning about culture in Francophone countries and comparing it with their own culture, linking this to British and universal values. Teaching is in line with the recommendations of the National Curriculum, with modifications in place which allow for the individual and differentiated needs of the children.

French lessons provide a variety of sources to model the language, use games and songs to maximise enjoyment and make as many connections to real life situations as possible.

Lessons focus on speaking and listening. However, when appropriate, children record written work informally in books which are passed through the years and become a portfolio of their learning.