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Orchard Primary Academy

Modern Foreign Language

Intent

At Orchard Primary Academy we have chosen to teach French as our Modern Foreign Language subject. In our teaching of French, we aim to provide a high quality language education that fosters pupils’ curiosity and deepens their understanding of the world. When studying French, the children are given an opening to understanding other cultures. As pupils progress through Key Stage 2 at Orchard Primary Academy they will be given ample opportunities to communicate for practical purposes, deriving from their ability to express their ideas and thoughts in French as well as being able to listen to, understand and respond to a conversation in French.

Please find below a document that outlines the coverage of French teaching

Orchard primary French coverage Document  

 

Implementation

Throughout the teaching of languages, we aim for all children to develop an appreciation for the French language. Through well taught exciting lessons we hope for children to gain an understanding of the language, thus allowing them to speak with confidence, fluency and spontaneity.

Throughout their time in KS2, children are taught following the 'Language Angels' Scheme. This scheme enables us to link French teaching to topic areas where possible alongside discretely taught units. The foreign language learning targets for each year of key stage 2 are broken down in to the speaking, listening, reading, writing and grammar skills pupils should have developed by the end of the year. For each year there is then a list of specific classroom topics which teachers can use as deliverable classroom realities to ensure all of the required skills are being developed to the right level and at the right pace.

These are the topics which are covered throughout each term in each year group. 

Autumn 1

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

Core Vocabulary and Phonetics

Core Vocabulary and Presenting Myself

Core Vocabulary and Do you have a pet?

Core Vocabulary  and Verbs & Grammar

Autumn 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

I’m Learning French

Family

What is the Date?

At School

Spring 1

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

Animals

Rooms of the House

The Weather

The Weekend

Spring 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

Fruits

At the Café

The Olympics

Me in the World

Summer 1

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

Little Red Riding Hood

The Classroom

Clothes

Healthy Lifestyles

Summer 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

I can …

Goldilocks

Habitats

Habitats

Impact

As pupils progress through Orchard Primary Academy they will develop their Linguistic Knowledge and Understanding in different Key Areas. Throughout their time at Orchard Academy they will develop skills in the following areas;

  • Speaking
  • Listening
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Grammar

At the beginning of every year children will complete a short unit on Core Vocabulary and Phonetics, to consolidate their basic understanding of French. The children will show clear evidence of progression throughout the year by being able to use prior knowledge to support their understanding of new language learning.

Please find below a document that shows the progression of French knowledge and skills

Click Here - French Knowledge, Skills and Understanding Progression Document