French at Nevill Road Junior School
The intention of the French curriculum at Nevill Road Junior School is that children are taught to develop an interest in learning other languages in a way that is enjoyable and stimulating. We encourage children’s enthusiasm for languages, as we strive to inspire and encourage children’s curiosity and imagination for learning about language and culture. In planning, we actively plan links to develop their awareness and respect of cultural differences in other countries, through our French lessons and other curriculum opportunities. Children are encouraged to aim high, in sessions and they are successful for learning by embedding the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. This is necessary to enable children to use and apply their French learning in a variety of contexts and lay the foundations for future language learning. Our MFL curriculum is designed to progressively develop children skills in languages. Children progressively acquire, use and apply a growing bank of vocabulary organised around topics. We follow the ‘Twinkl’ Scheme of work, to ensure coverage and progression across school. All our children in KS2 will have weekly language lessons.
The national curriculum for languages aims to ensure that all pupils:
- Understand and respond to spoken and written language from a variety of authentic sources
- Speak with increasing confidence, fluency and spontaneity, finding ways of communicating what they want to say, including through discussion and asking questions, and continually improving the accuracy of their pronunciation and intonation
- Can write at varying length, for different purposes and audiences, using the variety of grammatical structures that they have learnt
- Discover and develop an appreciation of a range of writing in the language studied.