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Learning French opens up children's access to the wider world by preparing them for interaction with people who live in different places and who may possess different life perspectives.
French learning is also a powerful facilitator of intercultural awareness and international-mindedness, both of which encourage children to become global citizens.
Additionally, because children's learning experiences include speaking, listening, reading and writing, their metalinguistic skills improve. This results in greater understanding of English.
Below is one of the posters designed by Y6 to advertise a product.
A video clip of some Y5 children verbally advertising a product in French.
Here are a couple of pieces of Y5 writing for the current 'Pocket Money' topic. One shows different ways of expressing an opinion about an object, while the other features a written dialogue between shopkeeper and customer.
As 2015/16 is only the second year of Flixton Junior School's French adventure, the Curriculum Map looks peculiar, as years 4, 5 and 6 are covering the same content, having all experienced one year of French learning so far. We will be teaching French by stage, not age, until the curriculum has had time to embed and children are able to progress to the next units of learning.