Gotherington Primary School

The Lawns, Gotherington, Cheltenham, GL52 9QT

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French is our main modern foreign language with teaching beginning in Year 3. 

French is taught through stories, songs, poems, rhymes and paintings following the objectives of the National Curriculum KS2 languages programme of study.

Each lesson builds on high-frequency grammatical structures learned in the previous lessons. Lessons provide opportunities for speaking and listening, with writing and some reading where relevant. Lessons are interactive and French is spoken as much as possible. Lessons are based on La Jolie Ronde scheme of work. 

Learning a foreign language is a liberation from insularity and provides an opening to other cultures. A high-quality languages education should foster pupils’ curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. The teaching should enable pupils to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to its speakers, both in speech and in writing. It should also provide opportunities for them to communicate for practical purposes, learn new ways of thinking and read great literature in the original language. Language teaching should provide the foundation for learning further languages, equipping pupils to study and work in other countries.

Madame Amiry also offers extra curricular opportunities in French with a popular after school French Club.