At Stock C of E Primary School we believe that learning a foreign language provides a valuable educational, social and cultural experience for pupils. French is taught by Mrs. L. Taylor throughout KS2. Each class has one lesson per week. The topics covered represent useful everyday language and include greetings, numbers, colours likes/dislikes, sports and leisure. The emphasis in year 3 is on oral work and is developed to include reading, writing and basic grammar as the children progress through the years into year 6. Lessons are structured in a variety of ways and include the use of songs, role play, games, matching, reading and writing. Alongside learning the new language pupils also learn about French culture.
Our curriculum allows pupils to develop their communication and literacy skills that lay the foundation for future language learning. They develop linguistic competence, extend their knowledge of how language works and explore differences and similarities between foreign languages.
Learning a new language raises awareness of our multi-lingual and multi-cultural world. The learning of a foreign language provides a medium for cross-curricular links for reinforcement of knowledge, skills and understanding developed in other subjects.