What French looks like in Holmer C of E Academy
What French looks like in our school:
Opportunities to learn about life in another country, developing an awareness of cultural similarities and differences;
Speaking and listening activities to develop confidence with pronunciation and speaking and listening skills;
Enjoyable and fun activities and songs to foster an interest in learning another language;
Grammar activities which reinforce and develop their understanding of their own language;
This is our philosophy:
Children learning through enjoyable activities;
French language embedded throughout the school with instructions, class routines etc sometimes delivered in French.
This is what we do:
A progressive curriculum with areas of vocabulary revisited and built on each year, with a clear progression in core skills of reading, writing speaking and listening.
30-45 minutes of French teaching for 10 weeks each term.
Start each lesson with speaking and listening revision of language from previous lessons.
Teach language based on familiar areas – the home, food, meeting people, familiar sons and stories.
This is what you might typically see:
Happy and engaged learners
A variety of techniques used to encourage active engagement – games, role play and songs.
Engagement and perseverance
Children talking about, sharing and reflecting on their learning
This is how we know how well our pupils are doing:
Marking and feedback by teacher and peers.
Displays of work in classrooms
At the end of each year the skills are highlighted according to whether a child has demonstrated that they have met a skill and a summary judgement is made of whether the child is Working Towards, Working At or Secure in the skills for their year group.
Targeted use of TAs- TAs noting and recording observations of individual children
This is the impact of the teaching:
Children who are excited about learning a foreign language
Children who are able to gain an insight on the similarities and difference between different countries.
Children with developing confidence in their ability to communicate orally and in writing in a foreign language.