- To ensure children learn and remember the knowledge and skills they need to learn languages.
- To allow children build on prior knowledge through a carefully sequenced and progressive curriculum.
- To promote a love of languages.
- To foster pupils’ curiosity and deepen their understanding of the Francophone world, from France, to Europe, to the wider world.
- To provide children with the opportunity to develop their knowledge and appreciation of different cultures and compare these to their own.
- To enable pupils to express their ideas and thoughts in another language, understanding and responding to foreign speakers, both in speech and writing.
- To provide children with opportunities to collaborate on tasks, activities and presentations in the target language.
- To equip children with the skills and confidence necessary to provide a foundation for learning further languages and to study, work and live in other countries.
- Staff will use research around cognitive science to help children learn and remember more.
- Staff will check understanding through spaced retrieval exercises.
- French will be taught every half term in one half hour session per week.
- Each year group will commence their French teaching in the Autumn Term with a phonics unit.
- Throughout units of work, teachers will make links and encourage children to make links between the children’s mother tongue and the target language, as well as their own culture and other countries’ cultures.
- All lessons include elements of speaking, listening and reading or writing.
- Lessons are planned in sequences that provide children with the opportunities to review, remember, deepen and apply their understanding.
- Teachers will use the assessment sheets to assess children’s progress and understanding at the end of each unit of work.
- Children are provided with opportunities beyond the National curriculum to further and support their understanding – visitors, French days etc.
- Children are exposed to real life scenarios to enhance their experience and understanding of the target language.
- Children are exposed to a range of literature and media in the target language to inspire creativity in the target language.
- Children have the opportunity to experience and immerse themselves in the culture and traditions of countries which speak the target language.
- Teachers will promote an enthusiasm for learning a new language, ensuring children are aware of the opportunities it can present.