Key Stage 3 - French
                      Pupils at St. Anne´s School are introduced to the learning of French in Key Stage 2. At Key Stage 3, language learning is seen
                      in a wider context. Pupils have the opportunity to understand and appreciate the different cultures and communities where
                      French is spoken- and as they do so, begin to think of themselves as citizens of the world.

Aims:
 To ensure that language learning is a positive and enjoyable experience for all pupils
 To inspire confidence through the achievement of individual personal best
 To develop linguistic capabilities to the highest degree
 To raise awareness of other countries and cultures
 To promote communication skills which are transferable to other areas of life

The four skill areas of Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing are explored fully. All teaching is done through a variety of styles so as to maximise the pupils’ experience of French and appeal to a range of different types of learners. Thus, pupils become actively involved in their learning.

Developing language-learning strategies
Pupils should be able to:
 identify patterns in the target language
 develop techniques for memorising words, phrases and spellings
 use their knowledge of English or another language when learning the target language
 use previous knowledge, context and other clues to work out the meaning of what they hear or read
 use reference materials such as dictionaries appropriately and effectively.

Developing language skills
Pupils should be able to:
 listen for gist or detail
 skim and scan written texts for the main points or details
 respond appropriately to spoken and written language
 use correct pronunciation and intonation
 ask and answer questions
 initiate and sustain conversations
 write clearly and coherently, including an appropriate level of detail
 redraft their writing to improve accuracy and quality
 reuse language that they have heard or read in their own speaking and writing
 adapt language they already know in new contexts for different purposes
 deal with unfamiliar language, unexpected responses and unpredictable situations.

The programme of study covers 3 main topic areas:
 everyday activities
 personal life and social relationships
 the world around us

Pupils use a textbook (Métro) and supplementary workbook; there is also a wide range of resources and up to date facilities to provide a stimulating and enjoyable environment for learning and presentation of work. White boards, Powerpoint slide shows and the Internet are used regularly, as well as a number of useful grammar and language websites to support and consolidate learning.

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