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Modern Foreign Languages

At Stopsley, we teach the language 'French'. We use a teaching resource called 'Twinkl' to support us in our teaching and assessing of French. It is taught from years 3-6. In years 3, 4 and 5, there are six units, allowing for one unit per half-term. In year 6, there are four units which are spread across the three terms. Depending on what is being taught in the unit, it may be more beneficial for the children to spend a whole day learning one unit rather than having six short lessons over a half-term period.

During our French teaching, the children cover a range of national curriculum aims. These are based on the children learning not just how to speak in another language but how to write and read as well. In year 3, when the children begin learning French, they learn about themselves, their school and their family. By the time they are in year 6, they should be able to listen attentively, engage in conversation and use basic grammar to write in sentences.