Here at Trottiscliffe CE Primary School we work hard to ensure children gain an understanding of the world and learn to celebrate other cultures. We believe that children should be encouraged to learn to communicate in other languages both for pleasure and practical purposes. We hope to provide the children with a foundation to continue learning languages and equip them with the skills to work and study abroad.
At Trottiscliffe we learn French following our own scheme of worked where children progress in their learning and build upon their prior knowledge as they move through the school. We provide children with the opportunity to use and share their foreign languages through events like French Cafe and doing plenty of in class role play. We also timetable opportunities for the children to write in French too. In KS2 French is taught fortnightly for an hour by the class teacher and a French language speaker. In KS1 we share bilingual stories with the children to help familiarise them with other languages.
We use a range of strategies to assess the skills and knowledge they have learned at the end points and during weekly lessons, as well as:
- Lesson observations
- Book scrutiny
- Pupil Voice