“I really enjoy French because it’s a different language and I can see how the words are related.” Lewis

French is good fun and really useful for when we go on holiday.” Julia

Languages are an essential part of a broad, balanced curriculum. Not only do they provide an opportunity to communicate more effectively with others, they also help children to understand what it is to be a global citizen. This includes the importance of tolerance and understanding, which is crucial knowledge in today’s world.

St John Fisher has taught French to all our pupils since 2014. Many going onto to secondary school and choosing French as a subject and language to study.

At St John Fisher, we use the Salut! scheme of work for French for children in Years 3 to 6.

The teaching in KS2 is based on the guidance material in the CGP ‘Salut’ scheme of work of MFL and supplementary material. Teachers use a variety of techniques to encourage the students to have an active engagement with MFL, including games, role-play and action songs.

The scheme of work is separated into coverage for years 3/4 and years 5/6. Both include individual lesson plans and interactive whiteboard resources, which include an introduction to key vocabulary for each lesson, flashcards to support learning and games and songs to reinforce the learning objective.

The ‘Salut’ scheme is organised into units of work; three core units, followed by multiple units which cover the day-to-day routines of the child, as well as their interests and home life.