A Venn Academy Trust School

– Together we will…

Venn is a pioneering academy trust, committed to building educational environments where all pupils are inspired to become lifelong learners who achieve the very highest standards possible.

Collaborating with all partners, the Trust works with its unique settings to create world class learning experiences for all.

French

Ambition 

• Encourage children to broader their horizons and consider life outside the area that they are growing up in.

• Children see learning a new language as a lifelong skill that will enhance their future life chances.

• Children communicate in another language with confidence and ease.

• Children develop and use wide-ranging vocabulary that goes beyond their immediate needs and interests

 Implementation 

In years 3-6 French lessons take place once a week for 40 minutes.  Lessons are fun, engaging and build on skills previously taught so they are appropriate for all learners. 

At Brooke Primary Academy we use Salut to scaffold the teaching of French.  Through interactive lessons, songs and games children enjoy learning new skills and develop their ability in all four key areas: reading, writing, speaking and listening. 

Impact 

At the end of their time in Brooke Primary Academy we expect pupils to have achieved the following: 

  • to be able understand some written and spoken French and respond appropriately 
  • to be able to communicate using simple phrases and vocabulary 
  • to speak confidently in their lessons 
  • to develop an awareness of other countries and their cultures, including key similarities and differences to their own. 

Finally, we want to foster a love of languages that will last our children a lifetime and lay the world at their feet. 

Further information and resources

Bbc bitesize ks2 French     https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z39d7ty 

BBC education videos – virtually there, a resource for beginners learning French https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/french-ks2-virtually-there-france/zjby8xs 

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