French starts in Year 4 and the French curriculum is based on the sequences of the text books Petit Pont 1 and Petit Pont 2. The curriculum is designed to enable progress across the four language attainment targets (speaking, listening, reading and writing).However in the Primary years the major focus is the first three.
The emphasis on communication in a fun and stimulating learning environment. French lessons include songs, games, play acting, learning about French culture, writing projects, activities using the interactive whiteboard, and activities online. In Year Five and Six students start to use the text book Petit Pont 2 and this increases their ability to express themselves and to understand both spoken and written French. By the end of year 6, students will have studied around one hundred hours of French!
French is taught in a variety of ways with the major emphasis being speaking and practising the spoken language. Year Four learn greetings, asking and saying how you are or how somebody else is, saying please and thank you, introducing oneself and somebody else (name, alphabet, age, address, birthday, family, pets), French for the classroom, counting up to 31, asking permission,saying and asking what brothers and sisters you have and ask about someone else's, describing, days of the week, months of the year and learning to express likes and dislikes.Year 5
French is taught in a variety of ways again emphasising speaking and practising the language. The topics taught in Year 5 are introducing oneself and somebody else (name, alphabet, age, address, birthday, family, pets), saying what you like, describing somebody, instructions in the French class, asking permission, asking and saying what pets someone has, expressing likes and dislikes, talking about the weather, saying where something is and asking where someone is, saying where you are going and asking where someone is going, understanding and giving directions in the city, counting up to 100.
French is taught in a variety of ways still with the major emphasis on the speaking and practising of the language. The topics taught in Year 6 are: introducing oneself and somebody else (name, alphabet, age, address, birthday, family, pets), numbers (0-100), describing, giving instructions in the French class, expressing likes and dislikes and preferences, asking and saying what the time is, sports and leisure activities, talking about school, giving and understanding directions in the city and in school, food and shopping, talking about the body, understanding and saying prices in euros, items of clothing,rooms in a house and the verb 'to be' and 'to go'.