At Our lady and St. Gerard’s School we teach French as a Foreign Language to all Key Stage 2 pupils. The teaching of French as a Foreign Language focuses on the skills of listening, speaking, reading, writing and Intercultural Understanding. The National Curriculum Programmes of study are delivered in topics throughout each year group to ensure that all pupils progress and develop a deeper understanding of the French Language. Whenever possible the topics are linked to subjects and themes that the pupils are learning in other curriculum areas to increase their understanding and interest.
The teaching of French uses a multi-sensory approach to learning to make the lessons as entertaining and enjoyable as possible to foster pupil’s curiosity and understanding. This approach develops a positive attitude in the pupil’s learning and encourages them to have an active part in speaking French. Rhymes and songs, games, books and ICT are used to support the learning of new vocabulary. Assessment is ongoing.