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Key Stage 2 (KS2)

By the end of KS2 the children will be able to have developed the foundations to continue to learn French at secondary school.  They will be able to understand and communicate ideas, facts and feelings in speech and basic writing, focused on familiar topics studied. The children will be familiar with listening to French, joining in and responding to spoken phrases.  They will have explored the patterns and sounds of language through songs and rhymes and begin to link the spelling, sound and meaning of words.  They will be able to engage in simple conversations, ask and answer questions using familiar vocabulary from topics studied. The children will be able to develop and practice accurate pronunciation when reading aloud words and phrases. They will be able to write phrases from memory, and adapt these to create new sentences using the vocabulary from the topics studied.


We deliver our French Curriculum through the ‘PlanIt’ scheme of work topic, which is based on the National Curriculum.  Children at RCS learn French in Years 4 to Year 6. They are taught 3 units of work in 3 half-terms a year in Years 4 and 5 and 2 units in 2 half-terms a year in Year 6.

Teachers can choose to deliver French on a weekly basis for the duration of the half-term, or they can block it in bigger chunks. The detail of where all the aspects of the French Curriculum are taught, can be seen in the table below. Each year group also has a Curriculum Map and the aspects of the French Curriculum designated to that year group have been allocated in the three half-terms.

Where possible teachers will use a variety of learning styles to ensure all children have access to the curriculum.​ Teachers strive to meet the needs of all individual learners in their teaching of French. This may include, for example, the use of mixed ability pairings or clear explanations. 

(Please see our SEND/Equality Statement of Intent/Implementation for more information on ways in which we seek to ensure that all pupils have opportunities to succeed across all curriculum areas).  ​