All children at Freegrounds Junior School will experience an engaging, stimulating and challenging, high-quality education in Modern Foreign Languages. Teaching ensures that all language learners will develop the fundamental skills to consider themselves as ‘World Citizens’ who belong in a multicultural, mutually respectful world.
Our Modern Foreign Languages curriculum will enable our children to instil a love of languages. This will be achieved by nurturing a linguistic curiosity that will develop confidence in being able to understand and communicate in another language.
All children at Freegrounds Junior School study French. This specific focus on one language, promotes substantial progress within that language. Our teaching of French aims to foster children’s curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world whilst also equipping them with the skills and confidence to interact within it. Teaching ensures that all language learners will develop the fundamental skills to consider themselves as ‘World Citizens’ who belong in a multicultural, mutually respectful world. The teaching of French at Freegrounds Junior School, provides an appropriate balance of spoken and written language. It builds upon the learning of French from our main feeder Infant School and lays the foundations for further foreign language teaching at KS3.
French is taught at Freegrounds weekly following the ‘Salut’ programme. For each half term, one unit is taught, which builds on the children’s spoken, written, reading, grammar and listening French. Teachers use a range of teaching styles and activities, which include songs, rhymes, games, peer conversations, and creative written outcomes. All children engage with the learning in French lessons. Although the programme is designed to be accessible to all, adaptations should be made to resources and tasks to enable every child to be successful and make progress in French lessons. There will be at least one piece of French work recorded in topic books each half term. Throughout lessons, teachers seize opportunities to develop pupils’ teamwork, resilience, independence, creativity, critical thinking and reflective learning behaviours. This may be through planning, task design or targeted questioning throughout lessons.