Over 221 million people speak French across all five continents. It is the second most widely learned language after English and the sixth most widely spoken in the world. Learning French offers an insight into French culture, mentality and way of life. It promotes positive attitudes and respect towards people who are different to us. It encourages a more responsible and connected worldview.
How is it organised?
The objectives we choose are taken from National Curriculum and planned through Cultureteque. This ensures a single and consistent approach throughout the school. Cultureteque is a scheme that sets out weekly lessons. Its coverage can be seen on each year group LTP. French is taught in a combination of weekly lessons and drop down days. Additional fun and creative activities are also planned alongside. Sometimes work in books is encouraged but a lot of the curriculum is oracy focussed with a specific emphasis on speaking and listening. The sequence of learning is planned to build on previous skills and continually recaps on learning throughout.
How does it benefit children?
Skills like problem solving, listening and memory are improved by learning another language. Understanding of language is very useful for grammar and spelling in English. It also enables children to communicate with people all over the world and cultivate their creativity.
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