At Ashmount, children learn French. Our French lessons are taught by Claire, a fluent French speaker, alongside the usual class teacher. 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 in the second half of the Autumn term. During the half term children will:
Key Stage 1
In KS1, French is taught weekly for 30 minutes across three half terms 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 one hour across three half terms 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:
Claire runs an after school French club for children in KS2 and a lunchtime club for children in Y1 and Y2 throughout the year.