At Southfield Park, the French curriculum is designed to engage and inspire children throughout the school so that they develop a love of languages, providing a foundation for further language study. A language education will foster curiosity and deepen children’s understanding of the world, as it opens doors to other cultures. French has been chosen as it is so widely spoken across the world and France is our nearest geographical neighbour. Children from Reception to Year 6 experience weekly French lessons and there are opportunities for interaction with native speakers who are part of our school community.
Children will develop an understanding of key vocabulary so that they can express ideas and thoughts in French both in speech and in writing. Practical and oral approaches are prioritised so that children are immersed in the language and learn words and phrases to support everyday interactions and conversations. It is our intention that as children progress through the school, they can communicate with increasing fluency and confidence in discussions and when asking and answering questions, and continually improve the accuracy of their pronunciation and intonation.