Modern Foreign Language (French)
At Amble First School the teaching of French aims to ensure that all pupils:
- understand and respond to spoken and written language from a variety of authentic sources
- speak with increasing confidence, fluency and spontaneity, finding ways of communicating what they want to say, including through discussion and asking questions, and continually improving the accuracy of their pronunciation and intonation
- can write at varying length, for different purposes and audiences, using the variety of grammatical structures that they have learnt
- discover and develop an appreciation of a range of writing in the language studied
We follow the National Curriculum for M.F.L which sets out the statutory programmes of study for Key Stage 2.
The links to the information can be found here.
At Amble First School we learn French as our modern foreign language. We deliver lessons to Years 3 and 4 using the “Language Angels” scheme. This scheme is also followed by our feeder Middle School, enabling continuity, confidence and strength in language skills.
Our children speak, sing, read and write in French from the very beginning and by the time they leave our school they can introduce themselves, tell people about their likes and dislikes, pets, family and so much more. We encourage children to develop a curiosity and the confidence to explore other countries, cultures and languages. Children understand that we live in a multi-lingual society and that it is a valuable skill to be able to communicate effectively with others in another language.
We help to prepare our younger pupils for French by giving them the opportunity to learn simple words and phrases such as how to say hello, name colours and count to 20. This makes them aware that other languages exist and prepares them for the fun to come in Key Stage 2.