We strongly believe that the study of Languages prepares pupils to participate in a rapidly changing, multi-cultural world and provides an opening to other cultures. The teaching should enable children to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to its speakers, both in speech and in writing. A high-quality languages education should foster children’s curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. They learn how to employ languages to enable rapid access to ideas and experiences from a wide range of people, communities and cultures encouraging new ways of thinking. Languages is also about the broader curriculum – about understanding language and identity, about developing an international outlook, and about learning. Language teaching should provide the foundation for learning further languages, equipping children to study and work in other countries.
- To develop an interest in learning other languages.
- To introduce young children to another language in a way that is enjoyable and stimulating.
- To encourage children’s confidence and creative skills through the exploration of another language.
- To stimulate and encourage children’s curiosity about language.
- To help children develop their awareness of cultural differences in other countries.
- To develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills.
- To lay the foundations for future language learning.
Getting to know you
Numbers 0-10 and age.
All about me
Food glorious food:
Vocabulary for a range of food.
Express likes and dislikes.
Count and use plural nouns.
Family and friends.
Identify and introduce family.
Spell their names.
Names of places within the home.
School places and objects.
Days of the week, months and dates.
All around town.
Describe places in a town.
Count to 100.
Give their address.
On the move.
Use the verb ‘to go’ in context in relation to transport, direction and movement.
Fruit, vegetables and clothes.
Questions related to shopping.
Where in the world?
Countries, continents and animals.
Location in relation to the equator.
What’s the time?
Tell the time: o’clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to.
Timetables and TV schedules.
Holidays and hobbies.
Holidays, weather (temperature), seasons, sports and hobbies.
Getting to know you.
Express emotions and future plans in two tenses.
All about ourselves.
Grammatical use of adjectives.
Emotions and health.
Specific drink and food types including details.
Open and closing times of shops.
Family and friends.
Describe family and friends.
Gender links between nouns and adjectives.
Objects, subjects and prepositional language.
School associated questions and answers.
Key events in French history.
Past tense, conjugation, auxiliary and infinitive verbs.
Let’s visit a French town.
Understanding of word classes.
Grammatical language features.
Let’s go shopping.
Use nuances of colour to describe clothes.
Use prepositional language.
Key phrases for shopping.
This is France.
Describe the position of France in relation to different cities.
French landmarks with a focus on Paris.
All in a day.
Tell the time up to 5 minute intervals.
Use 24 hour times.
AM and PM times.
Real life time examples explored.