At Eppleton Academy Primary, we strive to level the playing field and raise the aspirations of all our children, which is why we place such high importance on learning a language. The children at Eppleton begin learning French upon entering Key Stage Two, where they partake in a progressive balance of listening, speaking, reading and writings; laying the foundation for Key Stage Three and the wider world in a fun and engaging way.
The French curriculum is split into the threads of Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing and Grammar with many of our lessons incorporating practical activities such as singing, rhymes, games, the opportunity to converse with peers and ask and respond to simple questions in French. Pupils also access online activities which consolidate new language and increase pupils’ capacity to retrieve. Each year group in Key Stage Two has regular French lessons on topic areas such as Greeting, Weather and Healthy Eating. Children will also develop their Intercultural Understanding by finding out about celebrations and traditions in France.
We use the National Curriculum Framework for Modern Foreign Languages and Primary Languages Network as a basis for our French teaching. Although topic units differ throughout Key Stage Two, core language and phonic application is revisited in order to consolidate knowledge as children progress.
Primary Language Network’s pupil app which allows children to access games and challenges from home and on any electronic devicePrimary Languages Network App
Children’s stories spoken in FrenchThe French Experiment
Dash and Blink and other online French games and activitiesDash and Blink Games
Teacher/ French Lead