Over the last few months, we have been working incredibly hard to develop a comprehensive French curriculum for our school. Our aim is to ensure that all children – in all year groups – have exposure to the French language in a way that is both accessible and challenging. For some children, they are learning French for the very first time; for other children, it is a continuation of their learning of the language they speak regularly at home.
Following extensive research on existing teaching resources for French, we found that there was nothing that met our purposes (as most primary schools don’t teach French to the level we aspire to), so we created our own bespoke curriculum! We have used the best pedagogical research to guide our design principles and have ensured that the children will build on knowledge from each year as they go into the next. For our children that are new to French, this means that they should be able to hold a conversation in French by the time they leave us in Year 6, as well as be able to read and write simple sentences. For our bilingual and more experienced children, they will be able to access the DELF Prim exams (a French language qualification from the French Ministry of Education).
In the French section of the curriculum page, you will be able to see some of the documents that have been created by our team to support the teaching and learning of French. Our curriculum will continue to refer to the Linguascope materials, which we introduced earlier this year, to support with learning both in lessons and at home.
We are very excited to teach this new curriculum! Allons-y!