Mrs S Baulard
Language helps to shape our modern world and is an extremely diverse subject to study. It encompasses all aspects of life and culture of the language studied. At Fulbrook, our aim is to: equip pupils with the language they need to communicate effectively on a range of topics in French; provide students with an opening to other French-speaking cultures; foster a curiosity and passion for languages; and deepen their understanding of the world.
Teaching is structured around pupils being able to express their ideas and thoughts in French and to respond to its speakers, both in speech and writing. French at Fulbrook offers opportunities for pupils to use their language in real and practical situations through overseas visits and extra-curricular activities in school.
By the end of Year 8, pupils of an expected level will be able to:
understand and respond to spoken and written language from a variety of authentic sources
speak with increasing confidence, fluency and spontaneity, finding ways of communicating what they want to say, including through discussion and asking questions, and continually improving the accuracy of their pronunciation and intonation
write at varying length, for different purposes and audiences, using the variety of grammatical structures that they have learnt
discover and develop an appreciation of a range of writing in the language studied
comment on and review French films and music
French at Fulbrook provides the foundation for future language learning, equipping pupils to live and work in another country in the future.
It is expected that homework set should take no longer
than 20 minutes (Years 5 & 6) or 30 minutes (Years 7&8)
to complete. In addition to the tasks set out by the
timetable, we request that children read or are read to
daily for 15 minutes.