At Ashmount, children learn French. Our French lessons are taught class teachers each week. We use the Language Angels scheme of work to support our French teaching which ensures that there is clear year on year progression. Children begin their language journey with French in Reception, however children do not begin regular French lessons until they are in Year 1.
Below is an overview of French throughout the school.
Children are immersed in French primarily through songs and rhymes. In Reception, children are exposed to French from the second half of the Autumn term. During the year, children will:
Key Stage 1
In KS1, French is taught weekly for 30 minutes each week over the academic year. The children learn French through songs, stories and games. The focus in Key Stage 1 is building the children’s confidence to ‘have a go’ at speaking French with correct pronunciation as well as developing vocabulary. By the end of KS1 children will have:
Key Stage 2
In KS2, French is taught for 30 minutes each week over the academic year. French is taught through stories, songs, poems, rhymes and paintings following the objectives of the National Curriculum KS2 languages programme of study.
Lessons provide opportunities for speaking and listening, with writing and some reading where relevant. Lessons are interactive and French is spoken as much as possible. Objectives covered in KS2: