Our chosen language is French.
At Bookwell Primary School, we intend for all children to develop positive attitudes towards other languages and cultures. This interest should be encouraged by being given regular stimulating and enjoyable lessons which build confidence and promote the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Our children will be taught French in a way that ensures progression of skills, and follows a sequence to build on previous learning. It is our intention to ensure by the end of our children’s primary education, they have acquired and understanding of both spoken and written French, confident to speak in French with others and know how important other languages can be in their future.
We follow a broad and balanced French curriculum that builds on previous learning and provides both support and challenge for learners. We follow a languages scheme, Kapow French, that ensures and progression of skills and covers all aspects of the Languages curriculum.
French is taught in Key Stage 2 and classes will have a scheduled language lesson each week.
We want to ensure that French is embedded in our whole school curriculum and that opportunities for enhancing learning by using languages is always taken.
Our children enjoy and value Languages and know why they are doing things, not just how. Children will understand and appreciate the value of Languages in the context of their personal wellbeing and their many career opportunities.
Progress in French is demonstrated through regularly viewing and scrutinising children’s work, in accordance to our French assessment policy to ensure that progression of skills is taking place. Namely through:
- Looking at pupils’ work, especially over time as they gain skills and knowledge
- Observing how the perform in lessons
- Talking to them about what they know
The French curriculum will contribute to children’s personal development in creativity, independence, judgement and self-reflection. This would be seen in them being able to talk confidently about their work, and sharing their work with others.
Progress will be shown through outcomes and the important record of the process leading to them.