Sacred Heart CV Academy, St Peter's Avenue, Sowerby Bridge, HX6 1BL

01422 831360

Sacred Heart Catholic Voluntary Academy

'A community rooted in Love, growing in Faith and Truth. Learning with Christ in our hearts.'

We are proud to work with all the Catholic schools across our two local authority areas, particularly as the Trust grows and benefits from the expertise and knowledge that other schools joining in the future will bring.

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French Curriculum Intent

Pupils will

  • ✓ listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding
  • ✓ explore the patterns and sounds of language through songs and rhymes
  • ✓ link the spelling and the meaning of words
  • ✓ engage in conversations; ask and answer questions; express opinions and respond to those of others; seek clarification and help
  • ✓ speak in sentences, using familiar vocabulary, phrases, and basic language structures
  • ✓ develop accurate pronunciation and intonation so that others understand when they are reading aloud
  • ✓ present ideas and information orally to a range of audiences
  • ✓ read carefully demonstrating an understanding of words and phrases
  • ✓ appreciate stories, songs, poems and rhymes in French
  • ✓ broaden their vocabulary and develop their ability to understand new words that are introduced into familiar written material, including through using a dictionary.
  • ✓ write phrases from memory, and adapt these to create new sentences which express ideas clearly
  • ✓ describe people, places, things and actions orally and in writing
  • ✓ understand basic grammar appropriate to the language being studied, including (where relevant): feminine, masculine and neuter forms and the conjugation of high frequency verbs; key features and patterns of the language and how to apply these, for instance to build sentences, and how these differ from or are similar to English
  • ✓ identify countries and communities where the language is spoken and demonstrate knowledge and understanding of some their customs, history and culture
  • ✓ make comparisons, and describe differences and similarities between life in the countries or communities where the language is spoken and this country

French Curriculum Implementation

Pupils will:

  • be taught in French
  • be taught the National Curriculum program of study using Early Start French scheme of work
  • French will be taught in a half hour weekly lesson in milestone 2 and 3
  • lessons will include spoken work, listening, reading, and writing following a progression of skills and knowledge within the lesson and each milestone phase
  • writing will be taught through reading using scaffolding and modelling
  • speaking and listening will be taught together with scaffolding and modelling
  • French dictionaries and simple texts will be used to support lessons
  • Key Stage 2 classrooms will have a French area with vocabulary, books, magazines, newspapers, and dictionaries available for the children to practice and embed their knowledge and skills

French Curriculum Impact

Pupils will:

  • enjoy speaking, reading, and writing French
  • independently study using a range of resources and make connections between the French and English languages
  • have an awareness of French culture
  • know where France is and show a curiosity about life in France
  • be ready for the next phase of study

French Overview