The French curriculum at Monkston is designed to engage our pupils to develop communication and writing skills.
Through the Twinkl Schemes of Work for French, pupils are taught to listen, communicate, read and write in French. This is delivered using a multi-sensory approach, through the use of actions, finger rhymes, stories, short films (often about a comical donkey and his friends!), flash cards and interactive online programmes. Pupils cover a range of topics, including numbers, pocket money, colour, travel, animals, hobbies, food and drink. These topics are re-visited throughout the key stage in more challenging detail and structure. There is a great focus on developing the children's confidence, in expressing their ideas and thoughts in French and this is encouraged through the use of role play and daily 'practice parcels' (5 minute conversations which reinforces previous learning).
Throughout the French curriculum, pupils’ understanding of British values and global issues are capitalised on. Intercultural understanding is fostered through the exploration of French language, place study, food, money, traditional dance and music. Through high-quality teaching and expertise, pupils continuously develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence.
Throughout the French curriculum, we explore the different characteristics of learning and deepen the children’s understanding of being inquisitive, resilient, cooperative, creative, resourceful and reflective. Within a typical French lesson, children independently use a variety of teaching aids (templates, dictionaries and online programmes) to create verbal and written French phrases and sentences. They work cooperatively, often holding conversations with other pupils to demonstrate their skills and understanding. They are able to reflect on their learning through listening to themselves (recordings) and others.