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The French Curriculum at Abbotts Ann CE Primary School




French is the language children have the opportunity to begin to learn with us at Abbotts Ann CE Primary School.  The lessons are interactive with a focus on listening and speaking. By the end of KS2, pupils have greater opportunities to record in written French.


Our curriculum is designed to enable children to:

  • Listen attentively, understand classroom commands and language presented to them
  • Actively participate in oral work
  • Build up a useful vocabulary
  • Memorise words
  • Use correct pronunciation and grammar
  • Express themselves clearly and with confidence
  • Interpret meaning
  • Experience success and enjoyment
  • Develop social skills
  • Look at life in another culture


Objectives and Aims

  • To teach children to listen to, speak, read and write a Modern Foreign Language,
  • To develop their speaking and listening skills;
  • To introduce young children to another language in a way that is enjoyable and fun
  • To develop cooperation by a variety of approaches: pair work, group work and role play
  • To foster an interest in learning other languages
  • To develop a social and cultural awareness which creates favourable attitudes towards other countries and broadens horizons
  • To give children an insight into their own language and culture
  • To stimulate and encourage children’s curiosity about language
  • To encourage children to be aware that language has structure and that the structure differs from one language to another
  • To develop in the pupils’ skills and strategies which will support their future language needs