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Fritwell CofE Primary School


French is taught throughout the school following a scheme of work which sets out the key vocabulary and phrases to be learnt each term. The language is taught through songs, games and picture books. The main focus is on developing confidence in language learning through the acquisition of listening and speaking skills, although reading and writing is encouraged at Key Stage 2.

In our school, the teaching of a foreign language encourages pupils' confidence and creative skills. We help them develop an awareness of cultural differences through the study of language and other countries.  Skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing, necessary to enable children to use and apply their French learning in a variety of contexts and lay the foundations for future language learning, are embedded within a well-structured curriculum.

The teaching of French at Fritwell, provides excitement, enjoyment and challenge for children and teachers, helping to create enthusiastic learners and to develop positive attitudes to language learning through life. Our French curriculum is designed to progressively develop children’s skills acquisition, and their ability to use and apply a growing bank of vocabulary organised around topics. Children are encouraged and supported to develop their speaking and listening skills through conversational work, singing activities and games. As confidence and skill grows, children record their work through pictures, captions and sentences. French is taught weekly in all Key Stage 2 classes, and in discrete planned sessions across EYFS and Key Stage 1.