St Therese of Lisieux

St Norbert's
Catholic Primary School

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Foreign Languages

 

Recovery Statement of Intent

As part of our school’s phased recovery to French, new key knowledge and skills will be introduced and taught parallel to a prolonged period of revision. As new topics are covered, prior knowledge and skills will be reviewed. Using our experience and the experiences of the children during the Covid 19 lockdown in a positive way. We will share a favourite experiences, sing songs and take encourage children to investigate French apps on I Pads and computers. We will celebrate our family, school and community through learning a new language.  Through cross curricular well-being activities, children will begin to develop skills and knowledge of a different country.

 

It has been an unprecedented time for all of us, especially for our children and the excitement of re starting school is a huge step for all children. Covid has supported and promoted the importance of family and the world around them in a positive way and will be used to support transition. We will ensure we are supporting children to familiarise themselves with the school environment so that they can start to rebuild relationships with members of staff and their peers. The French curriculum will provide opportunities for this in a variety of ways such as group circle time and games. Using role play and physical activities. Children will also be exposed to new vocabulary as well as familiar French words to help build any gaps in their understanding.

 

 

 

Skills Progression Lanuguages  - Table details skills progression in Foreign Languages

Learning a foreign language is a liberation from insularity and provides an opening to other cultures. A high-quality languages education should foster pupils’ curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. The teaching should enable pupils to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to its speakers, both in speech and in writing. It should also provide opportunities for them to communicate for practical purposes, learn new ways of thinking and read great literature in the original language. Language teaching should provide the foundation for learning further languages, equipping pupils to study and work in other countries.


By the end of Year 3 children should be able to:  understand a few spoken words and instructions such as colours, days of the week and numbers.  They should be able to say simple greetings, yes and no, name, classroom objects and comment on the weather.  Pupils should be able to copy simple phrases correctly such as numbers, colours and a shopping list.

By the end of Year 4 children should be able to:  understand a range of short spoken phrases about themselves, the weather, their families and school.  Children should be able to say where they live, if they have a pet, say when their birthday is and how old they are.  They should be able to read simple phrases about the weather and a pet.  They should be able to write a couple of short sentences about themselves or simple greetings on a postcard.

By the end of Year 5 children should be able to:  understand parts of a short spoken passage made up of simple sentences.  They should be able to recognise short songs and rhymes, a weather report or a telephone message and they should be able to describe clothes.  Children should be able to ask and answer simple questions about interests.  They should be able to discuss a picture with a partner describing things such as colours and shapes.  By the end of Year 5 children should be able to understand simple text on a postcard of part of a story.  They should also be able to write a few short sentences about something that interest them.

By the end of Year 6 children should be able to:  respond to both written and oral language from a variety of sources.  They should be able to speak with increasing fluency through discussion and by asking questions.  They should speak with increasing accuracy, pronunciation and intonation.  Pupils should be able to give short presentations, give opinions, describe pictures and express opinions.  Year 6 childre should be able to understand text in a postcard, short poem, part of a story or letter.  They should be bale to write for different purposes e.g. about themselves, about a picture or about a story using grammatical structures.

French (MFL) Long Term Plan: Key language to be taught from Y3 – Y6

 

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

Advent 1 and 2

Getting to know you

All about me

 

Christmas

All around town

On the move

 

Christmas

Getting to know you

All about ourselves

 

Christmas

 

Let’s visit a French town

Let’s go shopping

 

Christmas

Lent 1 and 2

Food glorious food

Family and friends

 

Easter

Going shopping

Where in the world

 

Easter

 

That’s tasty

Family and friends

 

Easter

This is France

Pentecost 1 and 2

Our school

Time

 

 

What’s the time

Holidays and hobbies

School life

Time travelling

All in a day