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Through the study of French, we aim to allow access to children’s learning of other cultures in order to broaden their understanding and appreciation of life, language and culture outside and beyond Goole. Teaching includes spoken and written language, focusing on increasing confidence, improving fluency and refining accuracy of pronunciation. We aim to give pupils firm foundations for subsequent learning of other languages in later life.
Have a look at the 'What are we learning?' section on each year group's page to see what they are covering in French.
Foreign language is a compulsory part of the National Curriculum in Key Stage 2 (KS2) and helps to “lay the foundations” for the foreign language learning at KS3. French is the foreign language studied at Parkside Primary School (in keeping with all local secondary schools) and we focus on supporting children’s progress in all four areas of speaking, listening, reading and writing. While not mandatory, French is also taught in Key Stage 1 beginning with simple greetings, songs and stories as this helps the transition into KS2.
Our foreign language is incorporated into topic lessons (for example learning about the planets in a topic about Space), in specific French lessons and throughout daily tasks for example, responding to the register, naming classroom objects etc.
“There is convincing evidence which suggests that children who learn a second language at an early age have a greater chance of succeeding with reading, vocabulary and writing, throughout their academic and professional career. In addition, such children are more likely to develop better critical thinking and social skills; both have significant advantages in life.” (British Council, n.d.)
While there are many ways you can support your child’s progress in French, a few ideas are noted below.
Why not have a look at these websites at home for games to play, songs to learn and to see short clips of native French speakers.