Tickenham Church of England Primary School

Tickenham Church of England Primary School

French @ Tickenham

French Intent Statement

At Tickenham we aim to inspire and generate a love of languages; we hope to start our children on the path of learning a variety of languages as they get older and we want their language learning to contribute to their knowledge as global citizens. We aim to support their understanding of the world and the possibilities that are open to them globally. We want them to develop their cultural knowledge to encourage respect of diversity and difference.  We encourage children’s confidence and strive to stimulate and encourage children’s curiosity about language which develops their love of learning about other languages and cultures. We strive to embed the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing necessary to enable children to use and apply their French learning in a variety of contexts and lay the foundations for future language learning. 

French Implementation Statement

At Tickenham French is taught throughout the year. We aim for at least one 30 minute session per week to enable the children to both language knowledge and skills. Our MFL curriculum is based on the Cave Languages mixed year group scheme of work which ensures coverage and progression across KS2. French in introduced through simple rhymes, songs and games towards the end of KS1. Children are encouraged and supported to develop their speaking and listening skills through conversational work, singing activities and games to aid memory and recall. As confidence and skill grows, children record their work through pictures, captions and sentences. 

French Impact Statement

To fulfil our vision of inspiring a generation, a Tickenham linguist is equipped with the language skills and knowledge that will prepare them for both the secondary MFL curriculum and for life as an adult in an international and multicultural world. Children will develop a love of languages and a willingness to experiment and learn new languages, developing confidence to speak, ask questions and communicate with others in the target language. They will understand and respond to spoken and written languages and develop authenticity through correct pronunciation and intonation. They will also acquire knowledge about the countries of their target language to develop global citizenship and encourage them to become active, responsible and caring members of the wider community.