· Read fluently · Write imaginatively · Speak confidently · Understand the culture of the countries in which the language is being spoken
· Children are taught French from Year 3 upwards by a Specialist MFL Teacher, using National Curriculum objectives · A variety of techniques, including games and singing, are used to actively engage children in their learning · Children are taught to know and understand how to; ask and answer questions, use correct pronunciation and intonation, memorise words, interpret meaning, understand basic grammar, use dictionaries, work in pairs and groups, to communicate in French and explore life in another culture · A range of resources are used, including DVDs, ipads and other ICT · Across the school children learn about and celebrate different cultures within our curriculum
· Pupils leave Pikemere School having made substantial progress in understanding spoken and written French and also in expressing themselves through speaking and writing French · Pupils are able to appreciate the cultural differences between the UK and France · Our curriculum provides a solid foundation in preparation for further foreign language teaching at Key Stage 3
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