Pelham Primary School

Languages

At Pelham, our chosen modern foreign language is French. Our teaching of French offers pupils the opportunity to:

Children in Years 3 to 6 have weekly French lessons, taught by a specialist languages teacher. In earlier years, French is taught using a more informal 'little and often' approach, e.g. through singing, nursery rhymes, puppets etc.

At Pelham, it is our aim to give all pupils the opportunity to learn, enjoy and make progress in French. The children are taught within their year group, where they have the opportunity to work as a whole class, individually or in small groups. Depending on the activity, children will work in 'matched-ability' or 'mixed-ability' groups.

To extend learning opportunities further, Year 6 children go on a five day residential trip to France in the summer term. Children in Years 1-6 also have the opportunity to further their learning by attending a French after-school club.

Curriculum Guidance

Click on the link below for an overview of the French topics taught across each year group, throughout the year.

French Curriculum Overview

For a detailed description of the knowledge and skills taught, click here to download the National Curriculum for Languages.