MFL - French

Intent

Bonjour et bienvenue à la section française du site de l'école 

primaire Sevenoaks! 

Hello and welcome to the French section of the Sevenoaks
Primary School Website!

At Sevenoaks Primary School, we are proud to offer French as part of our programme of study. As the National Curriculum states, “Learning a foreign language is a liberation from insularity and provides an opening to other cultures.”

French enjoys a high profile at SPS, with assemblies, displays, and French Day, as well as links with the French department of Knole Academy. French is taught in all year groups throughout the school, with a wide range of topics covered. The focus is on practical communication. Learning a second language from a young age has proven to be extremely helpful for any future language acquisition, even if this is not in French. From the national Curriculum: “Language teaching should the foundation for learning further languages, equipping pupils to study and work in other countries.” Our aim is that, by the time our children leave in Year 6, SPS pupils will have mastered basic French conversation, and be fully prepared for their language learning in secondary school.

 

Sevenoaks Primary Skills Progression in French

Implementation

Learning by listening to, reading, writing, and speaking French allows children to experience the language and culture of our nearest neighbours.

Language Angels is a child-friendly, modern foreign languages support tool we use. Ask your class teacher for log-in details and the topics they will be covering in French this year. There are many interactive games for the children to enjoy.

Impact