What do we want for our children in French and why is it important?
At Ormesby Primary School, we aspire to build a French curriculum, which develops learning and results in the acquisition of knowledge and skills, which enables the children to access the wider curriculum and to prepare children to be a global citizen now and in their future roles within a global community. We also encourage the children to explore the cultural capital of another country through its language and traditions.
This will be implemented by using a clear and comprehensive scheme of work in line with the National Curriculum. The French curriculum focuses on the statutory curriculum and enhances this by developing cultural capital.
Whole School Overview for French
Click here to see our Key Stage 2 curriculum overview for French.
How do we teach French at Ormesby Primary School?
Teachers are given the flexibility to teach French in a way which is purposeful to the children and captures their imagination. Our planning is based on the ‘Rigolo’ scheme of work, which covers all the components of the Programme of Study, using animated stories, interactive games and songs. We also use the song resources, “Francais, Francais” and “J’aime Chanter” to support learning. Children in Years 5 and 6 are given the opportunity to visit an area of France to learn more about its culture and give the French language they have been taught some context.
To find out what your child will be learning in each year group throughout the year, please download the French overviews below.
What is the impact of French at Ormesby Primary School?
Through high quality teaching and learning, we aim for children to:
- Develop the confidence to be independent and take responsibility for their own learning
- Achieve age-related expectations as set out by the National Curriculum in French
- Have high aspirations to do their very best in school and through to further study
- Recognise and apply key French vocabulary verbally and be able to write a limited amount in French
Teachers track children’s progress against the National Curriculum objectives for French. This information helps teachers to plan for future learning and identify children who require support or further challenge.