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WELCOME TO FORDBRIDGE PRIMARY SCHOOL - WE HOPE ALL OF OUR FAMILIES HAVE A WONDERFUL SUMMER AND LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING CHILDREN IN YEARS 1-6 BACK AT SCHOOL ON THURSDAY 2ND SEPTEMBER. STAY SAFE AND STAY WELL.

Modern Foreign Languages

French at Fordbridge 

 

Bonjour, nous apprenons a’ parler Français!   


At Fordbridge we believe that every child should have the opportunity to learn a language, supporting children with opportunities to develop their speaking and listening, communicating more effectively with others, we also learn about a variety of countries and cultures, developing an understanding of what it is to be a global citizen. The children study France through geography in Year 2, this provides a basis before transitioning to learning the language itself. When choosing our language, we looked and spoke to the local Secondary schools, this supported in our decision making.  

 

Through EYFS - Year 2 French is taught through simple exposure in the form of greetings, songs and rhymes.  


From Year 3 upwards the children have a dedicated time to learn the language, focusing on the building blocks of a French through phonics, grammar and vocabulary.   

 

All children in Key Stage 2 are given opportunities to learn how to: 

 

  • Listening to a language and joining in to learn everyday words and phrases 
  • Learning how to have conversations in another language to share ideas and opinions as well as being able to ask and answer questions 
  • Reading texts and stories in another language 
  • Learning songs, poems, rhymes and stories in another language to help with vocabulary but also with cultural understanding 
  • Writing some words and phrases from memory as well as describing people and places with basic sentences 
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