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Foreign Language

The national curriculum for language requires that pupils are taught to;

  • Listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding.

  • Explore the patterns and sounds of language through songs and rhymes and link the spelling, sound and meaning of words.

  • Engage in conversations; ask and answer questions; express opinions and respond to those of others; seek clarification and help*

  • Speak in sentences, using familiar vocabulary, phrases and basic language structures.

  • Develop accurate pronunciation and intonation so that others understand when they are reading aloud or using familiar words and phrases*

  • Present ideas and information orally to a range of audiences*

  • Read carefully and show understanding of words, phrases and simple writing.

  • Appreciate stories, songs, poems and rhymes in the language.

  • Broaden their vocabulary and develop their ability to understand new words that are introduced into familiar written material, including through using a dictionary.

  • Write phrases from memory, and adapt these to create new sentences, to express ideas clearly.

  • Describe people, places, things and actions orally and in writing.

French is the modern foreign language taught in KS2, (Years 3-6) at St Anselm’s. The teaching provides an appropriate balance of spoken and written language. We aim to enable pupils to understand and communicate ideas, facts and feelings in conversation and writing.