At Eastergate CE Primary School, we are passionate about celebrating the different cultures that we are fortunate to have within our school and local community.
Our vision is that all children become enthusiastic language learners and develop skills and confidence to become curious and interested in other countries by the time they leave for secondary school.
We believe in the importance of celebrating different ideas and traditions and bringing the wider world closer to home.
The four key language learning skills; listening, speaking, reading and writing will be taught and all necessary grammar will be covered in an age-appropriate way across key stage two.
Teaching of French at Eastergate CE Primary School is in line with the recommendations of the National Curriculum, with adaptations in place that allow for the individual and differentiated needs of the children. It takes full account of the different experiences, strengths and interests of the children whilst also complying with the requirements and guidance on inclusion.
French is taught in KS2 in a whole-class setting, by the class teacher. Teachers use 'Language Angels'.
Each class in key stage two has a timetabled lesson of at least thirty minutes per week. French can also be revisited in short sessions throughout the week to consolidate knowledge and ensure new language is retained.
Lessons mainly focus on speaking and listening. However, when appropriate, children record written work informally in books, which become a portfolio of their learning.
French lessons use a variety of sources to model the language, and use games and songs to maximise enjoyment, and make as many connections to real life situations and to French culture as possible. Teachers will supplement this with their own ideas and experiences.
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