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How we teach French


At Rolleston our scheme is centred around the twelve aims (as set out in the Key Stage 2 National Curriculum for Languages) are revisited throughout the four-year scheme across engaging units of work that are based on familiar themes. In Lower KS2, children acquire basic skills and understanding of French with a strong emphasis placed on developing their Speaking and Listening skills. These speaking and listening skills are embedded and developed in Upper KS2 alongside reading and writing. Children gradually progress onto more complex language concepts and greater learner autonomy.



The New Boost Scheme has been developed to enable teachers to feel confident teaching primary level French to Year 3-6. It provides the subject knowledge and ready to go activities as well as help with pronunciation for the non-specialist. Gaps in learning can be identified with the challenges that offer informal assessment opportunities.

The French scheme of work for Rolleston offers a carefully planned sequence of lessons, ensuring progressive coverage of the skills required by the national curriculum. It aims to foster children’s curiosity and help deepen their understanding of the world.



At Rolleston French enables children to express their ideas and thoughts in French and provides opportunities to interact and communicate with others both in speech and in writing. At the heart of our French scheme is the desire to expose children to authentic French, so the scheme offers regular opportunities to listen to native speakers. Each class has a book in which their work is celebrated and this is monitored by the French lead.



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