What We Do

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A different language is a different vision of life

Federico Fellini


By learning another language we seek to open the door for our pupils in the wider world. We want to engage their curiosity by exploring the French language and using this as platform to developing greater interest and respect for cultures in different countries other than their own. Through the teaching of French from KS1 upwards we aim to increase children confidence in speaking another language, we will support pupils to understand that language has a structure and to begin to see similarities and differences between languages.

At Baydon we have chosen to use the Kapow scheme of work in Key Stage 2. The French scheme of work aims to instil a love of language learning and an awareness of other cultures. We want pupils to develop the confidence to communicate in French for practical purposes, using both written and spoken French.

Through our scheme of work, we aim to give pupils a foundation for language learning that encourages and enables them to apply their skills to learning further languages, developing a strong understanding of the English language, facilitating future study and opening opportunities to study and work in other countries in the future.

The French scheme of work supports pupils to meet the National curriculum end of Key stage 2 attainment targets.

Whilst there is no Key stage 1 attainment targets for Languages we ensure that pupils are exposed and have opportunities to use basic vocabulary during reception and Key Stage 1 ensuring they have a basis to build their learning on when they enter the more formal French curriculum.