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)

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

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

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

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

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

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