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Holmer C of E Academy

Holmer C of E Academy

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Intent: French– Speaking  


Our school aims:
Through our Christian values, we aim for:
    Happy, kind individuals;
    Opportunities for all;
    Love of learning for life;
    Motivated children who can thrive and succeed; 
    Empowered children equipped with the skills to flourish in the wider world;
    Resilient, respectful and responsible children.


The curriculum is designed with our pupils and the Holmer community in mind. It enables children to access and enhance their understanding of their home, their city and the wider community, developing their cultural capital and giving them opportunities and choices about their future and their impact as they progress through their school career and beyond. This will help them become successful members of modern British society, preparing them for the challenges and opportunities.


Curriculum statements 
KS2: “Pupils should be taught to speak in sentences… and (increasingly) engage in conversations.”

What will be made, produced, performed, or published?
Children will develop their speaking, listening and writing skills throughout their KS2 career.
They will engage in regular speaking activities culminating each half term in a morning of spoken and written French.

What knowledge will the children have embedded?
Children will be able to speak with increasing confidence and complexity in French. Through careful listening and repetition, their pronunciation and articulation will improve. The children will recall French speaking countries. They will identify some aspects of French traditional culture and important dates in the French calendar.


What retention may be demonstrated?
Here are some example questions that may be used to assess children’s understanding.
⇒ KS2: Can you remember some words associated with your current French topic? Can you put some of these words into a sentence?


Cultural Capital 

  • Children may demonstrate knowledge of some key points in French history, as well as modern French culture, buildings, landmarks, the arts and food.
  • They may be able to talk about different traditions in France, and how they differ to British traditions.
  •  They may be able to name other French speaking countries, and demonstrate some understanding of the opportunities available when able to speak and read a modern foreign language.


British Values: 
⇒ Mutual respect
⇒ Tolerance of different faiths & beliefs