French - Bilbrook Middle School, Staffordshire
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Teaching British Values

In French we prepare our children for life in Britain by making them aware of the similarities and differences between British and French cultures.

Our intent at Bilbrook Middle is to deliver a curriculum that lays foundations for future language learning by equipping them with the skills, knowledge and understanding for future learning. Students will be able to make links with their own language. Students will gain skills in communication and creativity. The three pillars of language learning – vocabulary, grammar and phonics – will be taught through the skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing. Lessons are stimulating to encourage students’ curiosity.

We will implement this by encouraging children to identify their mistakes and learn from them from a varied curriculum. Sounds and phonics are explicitly taught so that students become confident speakers. Tasks set are challenging but achievable and inclusive for all. We will provide pupils with learning that exposes them to a culture that is different to their own and give them opportunities to understand and appreciate the many different ways in which the world can be viewed. We will build upon the children’s learning in lower Key Stage 2 to ensure that they are ready for Key Stage 3.

The impact will be that we have pupils who are confident in speaking, listening, reading and writing in a Modern Foreign Language (French). Our pupils are ready to continue with their studies in the next stage of their educational journey and beyond.

French Learning Journey