We begin our French Lessons in Year 3 and continue these until the end of Year 6. Pupils have a one hour lesson every week where they cover a range of topics from colours and numbers to food and shopping. It is our aim to instill a love of learning for French as well as proficiency in reading, speaking and writing basic French. We aim to equip our children with the basic language skills needed to access High School Modern Foreign Language Curriculums by the end of Year 6.
Rufford Park has a two-year rolling programme for French. 2021-2022 is Year B. Mrs Mace is the current French co-ordinator.
From September 2021. we will be using Twinkl units to teach French. Twinkl has been planned using the 2014 National Curriculum recommendations and expectations for Modern Foreign Languages at KS2. Twinkl lessons contain planning, assessment materials and teaching aids at differentiated levels to support all learners. See our programme and timetable in the document below. We will now be using Edpax materials to supporting and supplementing the Twinkl units.
See below for a current breakdown of French Units and our updated French Policy (2021). Watch this space for samples of pupil work coming soon.
Useful Websites and Resources
BBC Teach French (with Ben Shires) - a series where Ben Shires learns French phrases with a group of children.
Youtube: BBC Teach 'Virtually There' Series- a explores basic greetings, events, hobbies and pastimes through a TV series.
Crickweb - French games covering numbers, colours, transport and fruit labelling.
BBC Bitesize French - games and mini French lessons to refresh your grammar skills. It also includes some helpful pronunciation videos, songs and activities.
The French Experiment: Numbers - Free french lesson which shows children how to say each number in French and gives some guidance as to how the number patterns change.
The French Experiment: The Weather - Goes through some simple ways to describe the weather.
Youtube: French with Alexa- Alexa is a real French Teacher who covers all areas of French from KS2 to A-Level at a range of levels. She's a firm favourite in Lower KS2!
Image: A sample from Crickweb French