Ambition / Intent:
The French Curriculum taught at Camrose Primary ensures we offer a relevant, broad, vibrant and ambitious French curriculum that will inspire and excite our pupils using a wide variety of topics and themes. All pupils will be expected to achieve their full potential by encouraging high expectations and excellent standards in their foreign language learning – the ultimate aim being that pupils will feel willing and able to continue studying French and other languages beyond Key Stage 2.
We will ensure that the foreign language knowledge of our pupils progresses within each academic year and is extended year upon year throughout the primary phase and, in so doing, will always be relevant and in line with meeting or exceeding national DfE requirements.
The four key language learning skills; listening, speaking, reading and writing will be taught and all necessary grammar will be covered in an age-appropriate way across the primary phase. This will enable our pupils to use and apply their learning in a variety of contexts, laying down solid foundations for future language learning.
Design / Implementation:
All Key Stage 2 classes will have access to a very high-quality French curriculum delivered by a specialist teacher who will follow the Junior Jam Language Curriculum. This will progressively develop pupil skills in French through regularly taught and well-planned weekly lessons. Children will progressively acquire, use and apply a growing bank of vocabulary, language skills and grammatical knowledge organised around age-appropriate topics and themes – building blocks of language into more complex, fluent and authentic language.
As well as each subsequent lesson within a unit being progressive, units increase in level of challenge, stretch and linguistic and grammatical complexity as pupils move from Level 1 units into the more challenging units.
Pupils will continuously build on their previous knowledge as they progress in their foreign language learning journey through the primary phase. They will be aware of their own learning goals and progression as each unit offers a pupil friendly overview so that all pupils can review their own learning at the start and at the end of each unit. Previous language will be recycled, revised, recalled and consolidated whenever possible and appropriate.