Languages [French]
– curriculum information

‘Our vision is to create opportunities for communication and literacy skills that lay the foundation for future language learning’

We will develop pupils’ learning of a foreign language by providing valuable educational, social and cultural experiences. Pupils will gain linguistic competence, extend their knowledge of how language works and explore differences and similarities between the English and French languages.

Pupils will explore our multi-lingual and multi-cultural world and how this international dimension gives pupils an insight into their own culture and that of others.

‘I have learnt to count to 100 in French. I have also enjoying saying the days and months of the year so that I know how to say my birthday. I practice French at home with my auntie and its great fun!’- Skye (Y3)

‘I can now speak some French and really enjoy the lessons. I am trying hard to have conversations in French with my friends.’- Naila (Y4)

‘It is great to learn another language for when I travel to those countries.’- Skye (Y5)

‘The introduction of a comprehensively sequenced phonics programme is helping children to establish successful early reading skills from the very start of Reception.’…

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‘ A well-developed
programme for relationships education helps pupils to understand the importance of tolerance and respect for others.’…

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‘Pupils demonstrate outstanding levels of tolerance and respect for other pupils and adults’…

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‘Teachers use
rigorous assessments to make sure that all pupils make good progress.’…

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‘Relationships between adults and pupils are extremely positive.’…

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‘Children make a good start in the early years because of good teaching’…

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‘The excellent relationships between teachers and their pupils ensure lessons are purposeful and enjoyable’…

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‘The range of enrichment activities the school provides is excellent and contributes a great deal to pupils’ learning’…

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‘The multi-academy trust has provided teachers with detailed suggestions for how to adapt every aspect of the curriculum.’…

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‘Leaders leave no stone unturned to ensure that the very diverse school population is treated equally and that there is a relentless focus on driving up pupil performance’…

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‘Pupils are happy and they feel safe.’…

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‘The Clifton ‘Good Citizen’ programme helps pupils to develop the communication and interaction skills they need for
later life.’…

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‘Leaders have high expectations of behaviour for all pupils.’…

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‘In religious
education lessons, teachers provide opportunities for pupils to understand and appreciate the different life experiences of their friends.’…

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‘The highly successful promotion of pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is at the heart of the school’s work’…

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‘Pupils with highly complex special educational needs receive outstanding levels of support.’…

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‘Leaders have embedded a carefully sequenced, knowledge-rich curriculum from the early years through to Year 6.’…

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‘Leaders ensure that pupils can develop essential life skills through activities such as learning to dress independently and simple food preparation’…

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‘Teaching and learning are consistently good. As a result most pupils make good progress in reading, writing and mathematics from often significantly below-average starting points’…

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‘The harmonious relationships among all groups, from a wide variety of backgrounds, are a strength of the school’…

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‘Teachers ensure that they enrich the curriculum through an extensive range of visits and experiences’…

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‘There is a very strong focus on checking on how well different groups of pupils are learning, so that any falling behind can be immediately helped to make better progress’…

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‘Pupils contribute significantly to the successes of the school through their outstanding behaviour and readiness to learn’…

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‘Staff morale is high, team spirit is very strong, and all are committed to continued improvement. This helps to explain why the school is continuing to improve’…

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‘Pupils feel very safe in school because of the school’s rigorous approach to keeping them safe’…

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‘From the earliest stages in Reception, adults skilfully support pupils to explain their mathematical thinking.’…

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‘Leaders help pupils to develop resilience and self-confidence in their learning.’…

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‘There is a strong sense of community in this school.’…

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‘Comprehensive subject plans identify the essential knowledge and vocabulary that pupils need to learn over time.’…

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‘Teachers provide opportunities for pupils to share experiences of their cultural beliefs and celebrations.’…

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‘Parents are overwhelmingly supportive, commenting very positively on the school’s many strong features’…

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