New Bolsover Primary School

  1. Curriculum
  2. French

 

Intent

At New Bolsover Primary School, children in years 3 - 6 learn French.  Learning a foreign language provides an opening to other cultures. A high-quality languages education should foster pupils’ curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. The teaching should enable pupils to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to its speakers, both in speech and in writing. It should also provide opportunities for them to communicate for practical purposes, learn new ways of thinking and read great literature in the original language. Language teaching should provide the foundation for learning further languages, equipping pupils to study and work in other countries.

Implementation

We use the Kapow scheme of work for French.  The curriculum map can be found here.

 

Some key words and phrases to learn:

English

French

Hello

Bonjour

Good eveningBB

Bon soir

Goodbye

Au revoir

What is your name?

Comment t’appelles-tu?

My name is...

Je m'appelle...

How are you?

Ça va?

Good, thanks, and you?

Ça va? bien, merci, et toi ?

Please

s'il vous plaît

Thank you

Merci

Yes

Oui

No

Non

English

Anglais

French

Français

 Impact

All pupils in key stage 2:

  • understand and respond to spoken and written language from a variety of authentic sources
  • speak with increasing confidence, fluency and spontaneity, finding ways of communicating what they want to say, including through discussion and asking questions, and continually improving the accuracy of their pronunciation and intonation
  • can write at varying length, for different purposes and audiences, using the variety of grammatical structures that they have learnt
  • discover and develop an appreciation of a range of writing in the language studied.