Our French Curriculum

Statement of Intent

At St Joseph’s, it is our intent to provide all of our children with a high-quality education in Modern Foreign Languages (MFL), which develops their love of learning about other languages and cultures. Our current MFL taught is French, however we strive to provide children with opportunities to experience a range of other languages. It is our intention to ensure that by the end of our children’s primary education, they have acquired an understanding of both spoken and written French, confidence to speak in French with others and know how important other languages can be in their future.

Statement of Implementation

Our Modern Foreign Language Curriculum is based around the development of French knowledge. The National Curriculum programmes of study are fully covered by our Languages curriculum. We use ‘La Jolie Ronde’ scheme of work and resources to support teaching across Key Stage 2. Through a carefully planned and sequenced series of lessons, we ensure that all children have full access to our Foreign Language curriculum.

Whilst ‘La Jolie Ronde’ is our basis, teachers plan creatively, focusing on understanding, speaking and enjoyment. A sequential programme encourages all areas of language acquisition, which are considered to be:

  • Listening
  • Speaking
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Grammar

Statement of Impact

Pupils will leave St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School with knowledge of French vocabulary, including: simple greetings, numbers, animals/pets and other conversational language.

They will gain an understanding of French culture and understand similarities and differences between the French and English language. French lessons at St Joseph’s help children who have English as a second language understand that securing a second or third language is a tremendous skill to have. Pupils will acquire the knowledge and understanding of French needed to move on to secondary language learning seamlessly.

Overview of Our French Curriculum

French overview

Our French Long Term Plan

French plan

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