Lace Hill Academy

Foreign Languages

At Lace Hill Academy, the children are taught French in Key stage 2 and Key Stage 1.

What do French lessons look like?

The children’s French lessons provide an appropriate balance of spoken and written language and lay the foundations for further foreign language teaching in secondary school. It enables our children to understand and communicate ideas, facts and feelings in speech and writing, focused on familiar and routine matters, using their knowledge of phonology, grammatical structures and vocabulary.

What does our curriculum aim to do?

Our curriculum for languages aims to ensure that all pupils:

understand and respond to spoken and written language from a variety of authentic sources
speak with increasing confidence, fluency and spontaneity, finding ways of communicating what they want to say, including through discussion and asking questions, and continually improving the accuracy of their pronunciation and intonation
can write at varying length, for different purposes and audiences, using the variety of grammatical structures that they have learnt
discover and develop an appreciation of a range of writing in the language studied.
Typical French lessons involve engaging games, fun songs and a variety of activities. With each weekly lesson, the children’s progress in confidence and skill is clear to see. 

How are your child’s skills assessed?

Teachers will be assessing your child’s skills progression against the national curriculum expectations.