Languages – French

At Perranporth Primary School, we are committed to ensuring that pupils access high quality French lessons that develop an interest and thirst for learning other languages. We aim to introduce the learning of the French language and the understanding of its culture in enjoying and stimulating ways. We hope to embed the essential skills of listening, reading, writing and speaking in French. We aim to highlight culture to pupils so that they are aware of similarities and differences between cultures. By working with local secondary schools, teaching weekly French lessons in KS2, we lay the foundations for future language learning as well as a curiosity about travel and cultures.

At Perranporth School we also have a visiting Spanish Teacher who teaches a weekly Spanish lesson to those pupils who would like to attend. If your child would like to begin learning Spanish, please speak with your child’s teacher or the School Office.

Our MFL curriculum has been designed to progressively develop skills in French. We currently use Twinkl to compliment and build on the delivered lessons. Pupils not only acquire a bank of vocabulary organised around topics but also develop their reading and writing skills. Pupils are given various opportunities to demonstrate their language skills through a variety of activities including partner work, singing, online activities and written activities.

All children in KS2 access a weekly French lesson. The teacher introduces a topic and pupils will learn particular vocabulary and grammar. Pupils engage with a teacher led lesson through ‘I say, you repeat’, group learning and written work. French is taught very practically so pupils can use the correct pronunciation and the repetition helps to embed the new vocabulary. KS1 children are introduced to MFL through exploring French and other languages informally when studying another country and during the daily register.

At Perranporth School, we feel it is important for pupils to learn about French culture not only through lessons but also through experiences including celebrating ‘Bastille Day’ and French cooking!

The impact of our French curriculum is that children are encouraged to understand the relevance of what they are learning in languages and how it relates to everyday life and travel as well as how it could help them in another country or to talk to a French speaker.

Our French curriculum is fun and enjoyed by learners, well resourced and planned to demonstrate progression through Key Stage 2. In addition, we measure the impact of our curriculum through:

  • Pupil discussions about their learning
  • Monitoring and reflection against subject-specific skills defined in each year of study
  • Children applying their knowledge of language to other areas of the curriculum
  • Children applying their cultural understanding and tolerance across society and cultures

Perranporth School ensures all pupils develop key language learning skills set out by the national curriculum, as well as a love of languages and learning about other cultures.

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