Children in KS2 have a French lesson each week, delivered by Madame O’Neill.
Teaching is planned using the Programme of Study for Languages in KS2 and progress is recorded using the KS2 Framework for Languages.
Children are taught to ask and answer questions, use correct pronunciation and grammar, memorise words, interpret meaning, understand basic grammar, use dictionaries, work in groups, communicate in French and look at life in another culture. Lessons provide opportunities for speaking and listening with writing and reading where relevant. Children are encouraged to be active learners and lessons regularly include the use of games, songs, dance, rhymes, storytelling and role plays.
A link has recently been established with a French primary school. Children will be writing to and hearing from French students over the course of the year. This is very exciting and it is a great way to learn about the French school life and culture.
The programme of study is detailed in this document: