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At Lamerton C of E Academy, we believe that learning a new language is hugely beneficial for children. To achieve this, we provide a French curriculum for our Key Stage 2 children which help nurture and progress our students learning. It contributes to children’s realisation of their own identity, and they are able to make better comparisons between their culture and the culture of others’. Furthermore, the very act of learning a new language combines life skills such as listening, rehearsing and communicating. To understand and embed a new language, we believe you need to be immersed in both spoken and written activities. Therefore, we place an emphasis on French phonics to aid dictation and grammar to aid with written nuances. We feelfirst quality teaching of Modern Foreign Languages acts as a springboard for children’s further learning at KS3 and beyond.
The main language taught at Lamerton C of E Academy is French. We provide a block of French lessons for Year 3 and above, every academic term. We use Language Angels as our French Scheme as it provides a broad curriculum that builds upon previous knowledge. We use songs, games, role-play and various other teaching techniques in order to create fun and engaging lessons where the learning objective can be easily remembered.
The curriculum is led and overseen by the Foreign Languages lead.
Our MFL curriculum ensures that children develop their knowledge of where different languages, including French, are spoken in the world. Varied learning experiences, including the celebration of French Day will also ensure that languages are celebrated throughout the school community whilst providing a context for language learning and develop the children’s understanding of different cultures. Regular links to a variety of Topics ensures that the children are exposed to a wide vocabulary from Year 3 and as they progress in their learning, can apply this vocabulary in increasingly sophisticated sentences, both spoken and written. Children will find learning a new language fun to learn due to the plethora of methods used to teach the content by staff.