French is taught throughout the school. In Key Stage 2, French is taught weekly on a more formal basis in a fixed half hour slot. The lessons are delivered by a specialist French teacher for Years 4, 5 and 6 and by the class teacher in Year 3. French is taught informally in Key Stage 1.
The main strands that will be explored in Key Stage 2 French are: Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing. Intercultural Understanding and Language learning strategies are also developed to foster pupils' curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world.
The lessons will aim to enable pupils to express their ideas and thoughts in another language. The teaching will also aim to provide opportunities for the pupils to communicate for practical purposes. It will provide a foundation for learning further languages and give them a strong start to take French further at their Secondary School setting. Strategies used to enrich the learning and ensure it is engaging are as follows: songs, games, food tasting, drama, video clips in authentic French, use of authentic materials, bilingual dictionary work, quizzes and use of an online learning platform called Language Nut.