At St. Julian's school we teach French to all children in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 using a scheme called La Jolie Ronde.
We believe that learning a language should be
- Fun and accessible for all
- Develop children’s communication skills in order to help them express what they want to say
- Develop children’s wider perspective of the world
As with our whole curriculum, we have identified ‘Big Ideas’ (or Threshold concepts) that help children to connect old learning to new learning. In French these Big Ideas are:
● Oracy – to speak confidently
● Literacy –
○ Reading – to read fluently demonstrating knowledge of the language
○ Writing – to use and apply knowledge of the language to write accurately
● Intercultural Understanding – to gain a good understanding of the culture of the countries where the language is spoken, especially mainland France
● Knowledge about language
At St Julian’s we are lucky enough to be part of the Erasmus scheme which links 5 schools in Europe. This link supports our languages programme whilst also enhancing our children’s knowledge and understanding of our partner’s cultures, customs and countries.
What will your child learn in French?
To ensure children ‘catch up’ following the disruption of the Coronavirus pandemic our 2-year cycle has been revised to revisit any missed content. Units will start with recap and revision to ensure that children are secure in essential prior knowledge and skills before moving on.