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French

At St John's, we believe learning a language enriches the curriculum. It provides enjoyment, excitement and challenge for children and teachers,
helping to develop positive attitudes to language learning throughout life. 

The teaching of French is led by Miss Danks, Y4 class teacher, who is a fluent French speaker. We follow the I Languages scheme of work which is in line with the new National Curriculum.   

Four years ago, Miss Danks taught French across the school with the class teacher assisting and learning how to teach the I Languages Scheme. This was in order to give teachers the knowledge and experience they needed to teach the French curriculum themselves.

In 2016/17, Year 3 and 4 teachers taught French to their own class with Miss Danks acting as the Specialist Lead, who was consulted when necessary. This school year, all teachers are teaching French in school with Miss Danks acting as Specialist Lead.

This system has worked extremely well. Teachers are confident in what they are doing and the children enjoy their French lessons. The learning which has taken place is often show cased in the class assemblies at the end of each term.

The aim of our language curriculum is that all children will develop the traits necessary to become ‘linguist’.  These are outlined below:

The confidence to speak with good intonation and pronunciation.

Fluency in reading. 

Fluency in imagination in writing. 

A strong awareness of the culture of countries where the language is spoken. 

A passion for languages and a commitment to the subject.

The ability to use language creatively and spontaneously. 

An independence in their studies and the ability to draw upon a wide range of resources. 
  


Essential Learning Objectives:

To read fluently 
To write imaginatively 
To speak confidently 
To understand the culture of the countries in which the language is spoken 













The new National Languages Curriculum (in England) came into force in September 2014.  To view a full copy of the current Primary School National Curriculum Languages programmes of study, please click here

Our curriculum overview for French, which outlines the learning for each year group, is at the bottom of this page along with the Languages Policy.  


A full breakdown of what each year group is learning in each subject throughout the year, can be found on the Curriculum Overview page of our website. You can visit this page by clicking here

 











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