Modern Foreign Languages - French
“One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way.”
French is our chosen modern foreign language at Harris Primary Academy Kenley.
French is taught every week throughout the school from Nursery to Year 6. French for Reception to Year 6 is taught by a French speaking specialist teacher, who uses a variety of techniques to encourage the children to have an active engagement with French, to develop a positive approach to languages and to develop an understanding of different cultures.
Our French curriculum is in line with the new National Curriculum. In KS2, the lessons are progressive and build on prior learning, moving from word to sentence level over the four years. The lesson activities are challenging, varied and interactive and develop listening, reading, speaking and writing skills.
Phonics sounds are taught explicitly in Year 2, 3, 4 and 5, in every lesson. Children are then expected to use their knowledge to apply to their spellings. Sounds are revisited once a half term in Year 6. The choice of vocabulary ensures exposure to all the key phonic sounds and ability to build sentences using grammatical knowledge. In Year 6, the content allows for revisiting and consolidating prior knowledge in Summer 2.
HF Curriculum Lead - Miss S French
HPAK Curriculum Lead - Miss S Buck
HPAK Modern Foreign Languages (French) Lead - Madame D Scott