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Learning a language enriches the curriculum.  It provides excitement, enjoyment and challenge for children and teachers, helping to create enthusiastic learners and to develop positive attitudes to language learning throughout life.  The natural links between languages and other areas of the curriculum can enhance the overall teaching and learning experience.  The skills, knowledge and understanding gained can make a major contribution to the development of children’s oracy and literacy and to their understanding of their own cultures and those of others.

At Park Community Academy we believe that the learning of a foreign language provides a valuable educational, social and cultural experience for our pupils.  It helps them to develop communication skills including key skills of speaking and listening and extends their knowledge of how language works.  Learning another language gives children a new perspective on the world, encouraging them to understand their own cultures and those of others. Park Community Academy recognises the value of this entitlement and provides age-appropriate Primary Languages learning opportunities for all children in KS2, KS3 and KS4.  The focus language taught in our school is French.

Children in KS2 and 3 have 1 lesson in week in MFL and usually in Year 9 children have the opportunity to work towards a Pathways entry level 2 or 3 in this subject with the WJEC examination board by completing two units.  Points gained from this can then be credited to the ‘humanities’ certificate/award.

 

Scheme of Work for French KS2-KS3

Class

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

2B/2HY

Greetings Introduction to France

Colours red, blue, orange, brown,yellow and green.

Xmas

Saying your name and where you live

Hello and goodbye

Numbers 0-3

Seasons (plus hot, cold, windy, rain)

Animals (Pets)

Cat,dog,fish,

rabbit,bird

2H/2N

Numbers 1-5

Personal information

Xmas

 

Numbers 0-10

 

Birthdays and ages

Days of the week

Monday-Friday

Colours (all) sing a rainbow in French

2C

Days of the week using the hungry caterpillar

Months and seasons

Xmas

Hot and cold weather types(single words)

France on the map, surrounding countries

Numbers 0-20

Personal descriptions eyes colour, hair colour.

 

2G

Animals and pets

 

Family members

Xmas

Types of weather (full phrases) re-cap on months

Towns and places directions

 

Types of sports

Leisure time activities and hobbies

Yrs 7 and 8

Days

Weeks

Months

Seasons

Types of weather

Weather phrases

Xmas

Map of France Countries surrounding Places in a town

Directions

 

 

Food and drink

Currency

Café’s

Parts of the body

Illnesses

Designing a ‘monster’

colours

School subjects

Leisure activities

Hobbies

Expressing an opinion

Year 9

WJEC Unit 2

Introducing yourself, family and friends

WJEC Unit 2

Introducing yourself, family and friends

WJEC Unit 3

Using French to discuss social issues

WJEC Unit 3

Using French to discuss social issues

WJEC

Collating evidence for Units 2 and 3

WJEC

Collating evidence for Units 2 and 3