“There are doubtless many different languages in the world, and none is without meaning.”
Our mission statement:
“Learning French at the Revel provides the foundation for future language learning. Children will learn to develop their communication skills, to express their thoughts and ideas, and understand and respond to spoken and written French. Learning a language also gives children the opportunity to develop their curiosity and respect for another culture, and to listen to new voices.”
We follow a scheme of work called 'Language Angels' which includes teaching children about language, grammar and culture. The children learn how to speak and respond in French and they also develop an understanding of how to write in French.
A significant part of The Revel's curriculum is our development of the children's culture capital, and this is enhanced through learning about French culture and also the culture of other French speaking nations and communities.
There is a clear skills progression and knowledge progression outlined on the attached documents.
French lessons begin in Key Stage Two and the subject is taught in half termly blocks, alternating with music.
“I enjoy hearing the words and what they sound like in French – the sentences are backwards instead of I wear a pink skirt they say I wear a skirt pink.” - Year 6 pupil
“My teacher helps you remember it because we do rhymes and songs and they get stuck in your head.” – Year 5 pupil
“I just like learning it!” – Year 3 pupil