Thornton Primary School

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French Curriculum Overview

At Thornton Primary, French is taught as an additional language through The Language Angel’s scheme of work. Through the learning of another language, we aim to foster our children’s curiosity about the world around them and the cultures of other people. Basic greetings and vocabulary, such as colours and animals, are taught in the EYFS and Key stage one. This knowledge is built upon as children move into Key Stage two, looking at various themes such as school, World War Two and space. Our children are encouraged to explore patterns and sounds of the French language through songs and rhymes; linking spellings, sounds and meanings of words. Therefore, the Modern Foreign Language curriculum is closely linked to other curriculum areas such as English, history and science.

 

Our children are encouraged to listen to and speak French outside of weekly lessons. We intend for the children to engage in conversation, confidently applying vocabulary and key phrases taught. They are also given the opportunity to read and write key words and simple sentences, building on their knowledge and skills. As the children move into upper Key Stage two, we anticipate that they have mastered correct pronunciation as well as understanding language structures such as tenses, regular and irregular verbs. We hope that they are also able to engage in longer conversation, understand spoken passages, read and understand longer written passages and write a short text for a range of purposes.

 

We support our SEND children through simplified resources as required.

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