French

Intent
At KGPS we aim that through learning French in KS2 children foster curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world through the study of a different country, community and language . We are committed to offering a high quality curriculum that provides an appropriate balance of spoken and written language and lays the foundations for further foreign language teaching at KS3. Through the curriculum we aim that children:

  • understand and respond to spoken and written language from a variety of authentic sources
  • speak with increasing confidence, fluency and spontaneity, finding ways of communicating what they want to say, including through discussion and asking questions, and continually improving the accuracy of their pronunciation and intonation
  • can write at varying length, for different purposes and audiences, using the variety of grammatical structures that they have learnt
  • discover and develop an appreciation of a range of writing in the language studied.

Implementation
Children are introduced to French from Y3 in a weekly 60 minute lesson over 2 terms. Prior to this in KS1 children learn French songs and rhymes in Music. Lessons across Key Stage 2 support the skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing and are taught by a specialist French teacher

We follow the primary MFL scheme of work from Camden Primary Languages.
More information can be found here: http://webfronter.com/camden/mfl/menu/mnu3.shtml#m-liid_68317

Key vocabulary is taught and learning is deepened through retrieval practice, low stakes testing and the use of short “essay writing” to show impact of learning

Impact
Our MFL curriculum ensures that children develop their knowledge of where different languages, including the range of home languages spoken by the families of the school, as well as French, are spoken in the world.