French

A different language is a different vision of life – Frederico Fellini

 

Boundary Primary School offers a broad, vibrant and ambitious foreign languages curriculum designed to inspire and excite our pupils. All children in KS2 are taught French during a weekly lesson. Our aim is that children develop a positive curiosity about foreign languages and find learning enjoyable and stimulating.

Using a wide variety of topics and themes, the four key language learning skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) are taught and necessary grammar is covered in an age-appropriate way. Pupils continuously build on their previous knowledge as they progress in their foreign language learning journey. Previous language is revised, recalled and consolidated whenever possible and appropriate. Lessons are structured to ensure all pupils learn effectively and we approach learning in a variety of ways. Modelled vocabulary, songs, games, matching, reading, listening and writing activities are all designed to engage our children.

We believe that learning a second language also offers pupils the opportunity to explore relationships between language and identity, develop a deeper understanding of other cultures and the world around them.

We aim to ensure that pupils of all abilities develop solid foundations in key language learning skills, properly preparing them for the next stage of their language learning.

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French Curriculum Map

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Intent, Implementation and Impact in Full

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Progression in Skills

Les Mois

Les Mois

Days of the week and months of the year have been our focus in French this week. We have listened carefully to the correct pronunciation and learned that the French do not use capital letters for days or months. Next, we will learn how to say the full date. 

J’aime les Fruits

J’aime les Fruits

Les enfants apprennent les cinq premiers fruits (Children have been learning about the first five fruits) in French. Demandez-leur lequel est leur prefere (Ask them which one is their favourite) Les pomme (apple), Les cerise (cherry), Les banane (banana), Les peche...

Quelle est la date?

Quelle est la date?

What is the date? We started our new French unit by learning the months of the year. We looked at the similarities between the English and French words and discussed how this could help us to remember the French months. We learned that the French do not use capital...

Location Location Location

Location Location Location

This half term's French lessons have been all about Location, Location, Location! We have learned the names of various shops and other places around town. We have learned how to ask for and give directions, as well as how to seek help and clarification if we are lost....

Quel temps fait-il?

Quel temps fait-il?

What's the weather like? In French this week, we have been learning phrases that describe the weather. We learned how to answer the question Quel  temp fait-il? and wrote our own weather forecasts, which we presented to the rest of the class.