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We follow the Primary National Curriculum for Languages and aim to equip children with appropriate subject knowledge and skills as well as making learning a language enjoyable and exciting.

Kapow Primary’s French scheme of work aims to instil a love of language learning and an awareness of other cultures. We want pupils to develop the confidence to communicate in French for practical purposes, using both written and spoken French.

Through our scheme of work, we aim to give pupils a foundation for language learning that encourages and enables them to apply their skills to learning further languages, facilitating future study and opening opportunities to study and work in other countries in the future.

We use Kapow scheme of work that is designed to support language progression from years 3 to 6 covering a range of age- appropriate contexts, including making links with other areas of the curriculum including Geography, Maths, History and Science.

Children are expected to

  • ask and answer questions;
  • use correct pronunciation and grammar;
  • memorise words and phrases;
  • work in pairs and groups to communicate;
  • work independently using dictionary skills;
  • develop reading and writing skills;
  • listen to songs and stories;
  • gain an insight into life in another culture.

We measure progress through the identification of appropriate age-related skills and contexts using a progression overview framework that maps to the National Curriculum. The language learning examples from the scheme of work show how the skills relate to the scheme of work for French. The skills outlined for each year group are used to support whole class assessment. The class teacher can observe whether most children are successful in achieving the skills.

All children make progress in French and develop linguistic skills to equip them for future learning. Children will recognise and use key vocabulary and structures in different contexts appropriate to their interests and maturity. Learning a new language promotes initiative, independence and a range of transferable skills.

What would you expect to see in a French Lesson at West Hill school?

  • Individual and whole class contributions, reflecting learning and understanding
  • Regular use of songs to practise pronunciation and develop understanding of the language
  • Examples of cross-curricular and progressive learning
  • A calm and safe environment where children feel comfortable and are willing to demonstrate their learning and resilience.