French 2023 - 2024
A different language is a different vision of life – Federico Fellin
Boundary Primary School offers a broad, vibrant and ambitious foreign languages curriculum designed to inspire and excite our pupils. All children in KS2 are taught French during a weekly lesson. Our aim is that children develop a positive curiosity about foreign languages and find learning enjoyable and stimulating.
Using a wide variety of topics and themes, the four key language learning skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) are taught and necessary grammar is covered in an age-appropriate way. Pupils continuously build on their previous knowledge as they progress in their foreign language learning journey. Core vocabulary and French phonics are revised, recalled and consolidated through a recap session at the start of each lesson. Lessons are structured to ensure all pupils learn effectively and we approach learning in a variety of ways; modelled vocabulary, songs, games, matching, reading, listening and writing activities are all designed to engage our children.
We believe that learning a second language also offers pupils the opportunity to explore relationships between language and identity, develop a deeper understanding of other cultures and the world around them. To support this, we celebrate the European Day of Languages each year.
We aim to ensure that pupils of all abilities develop solid foundations in key language learning skills, properly preparing them for the next stage of their language learning.
French curriculum at a glance
|Autumn 1||Autumn 2||Spring 1||Spring 2||Summer 1||Summer 2|
|Year 3||I'm learning French||Core vocabulary and phonetics||Animals||Fruits||Little Red Riding Hood||I can ...|
|Year 4||Core vocabulary and phonetics||Presenting myself||Family||My home||The classroom||Goldilocks|
|Year 5||Core vocabulary and phonetics||Do you have a pet?||What is the date?||The weather||Clothes||The Olympics|
|Year 6||Grammar||Regular and irregular Verbs||The Vikings||At school||The weekend||Transition|
For further detail about the French curriculum, please see French Curriculum Map below.