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French at St Michael’s
Name of Lead: Mrs Roscoe

 

"You live a new life for every language you speak.  If you only know one language, you only live once."

Czech Proverb

 

The curriculum here at St Michael’s, underpinned by the National Curriculum, holds our children and their aspirations, environment and development at its heart. Whilst allowing them to build their knowledge, skills and resilience, it also prepares them for their future as citizens of Liverpool and the wider world. We embrace our children’s spiritual needs through our mission values whilst celebrating their cultural diversity and identity.

By the time our children reach the end of their primary journey we endeavour for them to have the ability to communicate effectively using a broad and varied vocabulary, having being exposed to a wide range of literature and a plethora of life enriching experiences.

Year-on-year, children will build on their knowledge and skills to enable them to unlock new learning and explore their talents and interests.

 

Intent

 

French at St. Michael's fosters pupil's curiosity and deepens their understanding of the world.  The teaching enables pupil to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to it's speakers, both in speech and in writing.  It also provides opportunities for them to communicate for practical purposes, learn new ways of thinking and read great literature in the original language.  The teaching of French at St. Michael's provides the foundation for learning further languages, equipping pupils to study and work in other countries.

 

Pupils in St. Michael's have the opportunity to learn French for up to one hour per week.  The children are taught by a fluent French speaker who comes in every Friday.  The class teacher then does a follow-up lesson to reinforce what has been taught that week.  French is mainly taught through games and songs and the children thoroughly enjoy every lesson.  

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