At Keighley St Andrew’s, we encourage all children to develop a positive attitude towards other languages and cultures. We believe that learning a foreign language is a necessary part of being a member of a multicultural society and provides children an opening to other cultures. A high-quality modern foreign languages curriculum should foster children’s curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. This curiosity should be encouraged by being given regular stimulating and enjoyable lessons which build confidence and promote the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing.

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.

Children have weekly lessons in French throughout Key Stage 2, using the resources and units of work from EuroStars French. In Lower Key Stage 2 children start a new unit each half term and have 1 weekly lesson. Children acquire basic skills and understanding of French with a strong emphasis placed on developing their speaking and listening skills. In Upper Key Stage 2 children have a weekly French lesson in alternating half terms where the skills learnt in Lower Key Stage 2 are further embedded and developed.

KS2 French Overview

French Long Term Plan