French Curriculum Overview

At Coppull St John's, learning French provides opportunities for pupils to be open and aware of other cultures and it helps all pupils develop their interests and curiosity in the similarities and differences between themselves and others. At Coppull St John's we aim to foster pupils' curiosity and further deepen their understanding of the wider world. Pupils are encouraged to express their thoughts and ideas in another language, listen, understand and respond to speakers in speech and writing. We teach to build confidence so that children are not afraid to have a go at communicating in French. We provide opportunities for our pupils to use French in a practical and meaningful purpose using impactful resources. Pupils are encouraged to think about and discover France in a holistic way such as seeking out opportunities to study the Geography and Culture of France.  Our French teaching fosters an interest in learning languages and we strive for pupils making substantial progress in all aspects of the French language. Learning French helps pupils to extend their communication skills and enhances selfesteem. It is important that children progress through the skills required by the National Curriculum, not just learn basic vocabulary, it is an expectation that they should be reading and writing simple sentences by Year 6.Our vision is for our French teaching to pave the way for a lifelong love of languages, a broader perspective on the world and for pupils to aspire to other language opportunities that may be presented to them at Key Stage 3, eventually opening up opportunities to which pupils can access a truly international study environment or workplace.