Trowell C of E Curriculum Vision - French
At Trowell C of E, all aspects of school life centre around our four core values. These values are the backbone of the school. They encompass our expectations of all members of our school community, and our ultimate goal for all the children we teach. They can be seen in our relationships, expectations, routines, policies and our curriculum. The key aims of our curriculum are promoted through our Computing curriculum in the following ways:
Through the teaching of French, teachers promote positive attitudes towards – and respect of - different cultures, including the knowledge that the French language is spoken around the world. Thus, elements of French history and culture are taught alongside language.
Children in Year 6 write to French pen pals (from September 2022).
French Day once a year in KS2 to encourage and welcome involvement from parents and local community.
Children develop an understanding of how the French language works and techniques for learning a new language, which prepares them for learning languages at secondary school.
Children learn about French culture to broaden their knowledge of the wider world.
Lessons are adapted to support the inclusion of pupils with SEND so that they can learn alongside peers at a developmentally-appropriate level.
In all KS2 year groups, children are taught how to hold their own increasingly complex conversations and to write at increasing length in French. By the end of Year 6, children should be able to write a grammatically accurate paragraph in French.
Believe We Can Do It
French lessons are used to explore confidence and self-belief, particularly in the speaking and writing of French.
Lessons are sequenced to promote a growth mindset and confidence – children can practise new vocabulary and grammar in a safe space.
Children increasingly read longer French texts and follow a greater range of instructions to promote independence.
Do The Right Thing
Pupils are encouraged to understand the need to learn languages as part of being a global citizen living in an interconnected world.
Children in Upper KS2 experience French lessons/activities provided by secondary colleagues.