The French curriculum at Brookhouse Primary School is aimed to empower children to develop a new language which they should make substantial progress with by the end of KS2.
By the time pupils’ leave Brookhouse Primary School, they will have developed resilience and enjoyment through acquiring a new language. Strategies of memorisation, retrieval, listening, speaking, reading, writing and understanding will be worked on with French lessons. Skills such as decoding and using bi-lingual dictionaries will also be used. Children will be expected to manipulate language to speak or write sentences creatively using prior knowledge of grammar and key features; with and without a dictionary. Children will be able to grasp key sounds and their corresponding graphemes and recognise language patterns of the French language and how these are similar or different to English. They will be able to copy the sound of the language through songs, stories and rhymes. This will help them understand the cultural differences and similarities to English culture.