All languages are learned initially through listening and talk before reading and writing begins. At Swimbridge we aim to reflect this in our teaching of French. Pupils will build confidence with speaking and listening skills and progress into reading and writing using key questions to build familiarity and confidence with the language.
It is not only important to learn to build the ability to communicate in another language but to build an appreciation of that country’s culture. There are plenty of opportunities to explore the culture of France.
We use the National Curriculum and Language Angels program to create our French lessons, providing opportunities for pupils to make links across year groups and to share their learning with each other.