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Foreign Languages

 Foreign Languages

Subject Leader - Vicky Zárate

"French is taught by a teacher with specialist language skills and the sound foundation given to pupils was acknowledged by the secondary school to which most transfer." (Ofsted, May 2016)

 

 

 

National Curriculum

The following outlines the main objectives taught in each year group for Foreign Languages:#

Pupils should be taught to:

  • listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding
  • explore the patterns and sounds of language through songs and rhymes and link the spelling, sound and meaning of words
  • engage in conversations; ask and answer questions; express opinions and respond to those of others; seek clarification and help*
  • speak in sentences, using familiar vocabulary, phrases and basic language structures
  • develop accurate pronunciation and intonation so that others understand when they are reading aloud or using familiar words and phrases*
  • present ideas and information orally to a range of audiences*
  • read carefully and show understanding of words, phrases and simple writing
  • appreciate stories, songs, poems and rhymes in the language
  • broaden their vocabulary and develop their ability to understand new words that are introduced into familiar written material, including through using a dictionary
  • write phrases from memory, and adapt these to create new sentences, to express ideas clearly
  • describe people, places, things and actions orally* and in writing​
  • understand basic grammar appropriate to the language being studied, including (where relevant): feminine, masculine and neuter forms and the conjugation of high-frequency verbs; key features and patterns of the language; how to apply these, for instance, to build sentences; and how these differ from or are similar to English.
Supporting Your Child

We are currently subscribed to Purple Mash which is a wonderful online (and safe) resource for the children to access. All the children have their own usernames and passwords and we are happy for the children to use Purple Mash at home as well as school. There is a wide range of Foreign Languages related activities for you to explore. To log in to Purple Mash please visit the website here!

 

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