Modern Foreign Language- French
At Thanet Primary we are all linguists!
At Thanet we are all linguists! Even before the requirement to teach a foreign language, our Early Years children enjoy greeting each other in a range of languages. Through a progressive scheme and a multi-faceted approach, our French curriculum aims to inspire, interest and motivate our pupils to communicate and express themselves in new ways as well as developing their sense of belonging to a wider world. We aim for children to leave Thanet Primary with the building blocks in place to prepare and excite them for the opportunity of continuing this language learning in later life.
Learning another language is full of rich opportunities to develop pupils’ spiritual, moral and cultural experiences. French is taught formally in KS2 only. In KS1 French language is taught informally through day to day tasks and instructions.
A consistent scheme, called Language Angels, is followed where videos, songs, rhymes and stories will all enrich pupils’ experience. Pupils will also learn a variety of topics such as: food, clothes or celebrations, building a positive understanding of key features of personal and national identity, values and beliefs. The scheme has a clear progression of skills, allowing children to develop their oral and written French continually throughout their years at Thanet. Learning a language equips pupils to express themselves in new ways. This develops their immediate sense of belonging to the wider world and starts to prepare them for future opportunities in modern life.