FRENCH AT KEY STAGE 3
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-
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.
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.
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:
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.